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Monica Dolan

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Monica Dolan is a BAFTA award winning actress whose work spans stage, television and film. Highlights include APPROPRIATE ADULT, for which she won the BAFTA, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, THE CASUAL VACANCY, feature film EYE IN THE SKY and of course W1A. TV credits include VANITY FAIR and the BBC One Stephen Frears' Drama A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL. Additional film credits include RIALTO and DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER and the role of 'Karen' in Ivo van Hove's production ALL ABOUT EVE alongside Gilian Anderson and Lily James.
In 2020 Dolan portrayed the role of Lorna in the remade television series of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads on BBC One. Dolan was most recently seen playing May, the wife of Mr Basil Brown in The Dig, in which she was acclaimed for her Suffolk accent.

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[West End]
Original West End Production, 2019

Broadway Revival, 1996

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Chloé Nelkin Consulting Launches Personal Public Relations Department

Chloé Nelkin Consulting (CNC), a leading arts and culture comms agency, has launched a new personal PR department enhancing the work they already offer the performing arts industry.

BLACK MIRROR Returns to Netflix This June

Black Mirror 6 includes Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha'la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel Blenkin, Zazie Beetz. Watch the video teaser!

Finalists in the 2023 BBC Audio Drama Awards Announced

The finalists in the 2023 BBC Audio Drama Awards have today been announced, with a wealth of talent such as Toby Jones, Danielle Vitalis and Ken Cheng all in the running for the top spots.

Monica Dolan, Tamsin Greig, and Stephen Mangan Join Lyric Hammersmith Theatre's Fundraising Week To Support The Talent Development Programme, Springboard

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre alumni Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan together with West Londoner Monica Dolan are helping to raise money for the pioneering talent development programme, Springboard, which aims to find, shape, inspire, champion and sustain the next generation of performers from underrepresented backgrounds.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS

The winners have been unveiled for this year’s Olivier Awards with Mastercard, British theatre’s biggest night, which took place this evening (Sunday 10 April) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Jason Manford. 

BWW Review: DOUBT: A PARABLE, Chichester Festival Theatre

John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Doubt: A Parable, is a court room built to question your understanding of integrity. Chichester Festival Theatre's offering is equally sharp and profound, echoing the vast ambiguity and loss of faith hidden within a pursuit of righteousness.

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Cast of MACBETH

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the full cast for the 2022 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth, directed by Sarah Frankcom. This marks Sarah’s directorial return following her tenure as Artistic Director of LAMDA. 

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the CYRANO London Premiere

Last night was the London premiere of the new musical film adaption of Cyrano. The film is based on the the stage musical from Erica Schmidt, with music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner and lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser. Check out photos of Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr, and more on the red carpet.

TALKING HEADS Makes £293,000 Donation To The Theatre Artists' Fund

The international sales success of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, made by Nicholas Hytner and Kevin Loader for BBC One this spring, has enabled its collective of writer, actors, directors, producer and heads of department to make their second substantial charity donation to help those most affected by Covid.

Winners Announced for The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2020

In a digital ceremony tonight, the winners of the inaugural The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020 were announced. Due to an exceptionally strong field, the judging panel selected two first prize winners: Amy Trigg for REASONS YOU SHOULD(N'T) LOVE ME and Ahlam for YOU BURY ME.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, November 9- with Robyn Hurder, Jessie Mueller, and More!

Today (November 9) in live streaming: Robyn Hurder joins Brenda Braxton on Stars in the House, Rockers on Broadway, and so much more!

Bridge Theatre Announces Additional Performances For BEAT THE DEVIl and AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT

As part of the current season of one-person plays, The Bridge is presenting the now sell-out runs of David Hare's Beat the Devil and Inua Ellams' and Fuel's production of An Evening with an Immigrant.  Today additional performances will go on sale for both as the season is extended to 7 November 2020. 

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for RIALTO

Acclaimed Irish drama RIALTO, from acclaimed director Peter Mackie Burns (Daphne) and writer Mark O'Halloran, will be released in virtual theaters, On Demand and DVD this fall from Breaking Glass Pictures.

Photo Flash: See Ralph Fiennes in Bridge Theatre's BEAT THE DEVIL

Ralph Fiennes makes his Bridge Theatre debut performing David Hare’s monologue Beat the Devil, a new play written as a response to the author’s experience of contracting coronavirus. Nicholas Hytner directs with designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Gareth Fry and music by George Fenton.

Photo Flash: The Bridge Theatre Reopens With BEAT THE DEVIL Performed by Ralph Fiennes

The Bridge Theatre has officially reopened its doors today (27 August 2020) after a hiatus of five and a half months due to the covid-19 pandemic and we've got the first photos of their newest production.

EKP and Paines Plough Announce Shortlisted Scripts For The Women's Prize For Playwriting 2020

EKP and Paines Plough, with 45North and in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, today announce the 35 shortlisted scripts for the inaugural The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2020, selected from 1,169 entries.

London Theatre Company Will Re-Open the Bridge Theatre in September

London Theatre Company has made plans to re-open the Bridge Theatre during September and October, assuming that the Government gives the go ahead for indoor performances with socially distanced audiences. 


In the second of the new monologues and the last in the series, two women grieve for the same person (who happened to be two different men).

Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, and More in Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS on BBC One

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads will air on BBC One from Tuesday 23 June with a double bill, it was announced today. All twelve Talking Heads will then be available to stream on BBC iPlayer, with the series continuing on BBC One across the following weeks.


As part of BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine initiative (partnering with Headlong and Century Films), 14 plays were filmed and produced during lockdown to reflect the diversity of experiences and emotions that are being felt across the world. Episode 4 begins with Deborah Bruce's Kat and Zaccy, which looks at how family loyalties are tested as children with divorced parents must choose where they stay during the lockdown. This well-observed play expertly pinpoints the side of the mother who feels she has been abandoned and the child who says he cannot come home.


How many Broadway shows has Monica Dolan been in?

Monica Dolan has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Monica Dolan been in?

Monica Dolan has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Monica Dolan's first West End show?

Monica Dolan's first West End show was All About Eve which opened in 2019

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