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Penny Layden STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
2023
Mrs Pearce

[West End]
2022
SCROOGE [Replacement]

[West End]
London Production, 2021
Old Mrs Hempstock


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Review: PYGMALION, The Old Vic

A tale of transformation, coersive control and eventual female empowerment performed by two of our best stage actors should be a guaranteed hit. However, Richard Jones' revival of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion fails to pack the expected punch.

Photos: First Look at The Old Vic's PYGMALION with Patsy Ferran and Bertie Carvel

The Old Vic has released production images for its upcoming revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for PYGMALION at The Old Vic

The Old Vic has announced the full cast and creative team for Pygmalion, a play by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Richard Jones

Full Cast Announced For MEDEA Starring Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels @sohoplace

The production stars the previously announced Sophie Okonedo (Medea) and Ben Daniels (Jason/Creon/Aegeus). They will be joined by Marion Bailey (Nurse), Penny Layden (3rd Woman of Corinth), Jo McInnes (1st Woman of Corinth) and Amy Trigg (2nd Woman of Corinth) with understudies Alicia Charles, Leda Hodgson and Tom Peters.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Rose Theatre

It's always a hard task to 'put a spin' on a story as traditional and well known as Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's adaptation gives us a female Scrooge, Charlie Dickens as a magical narrator and a school of cold and hungry children, run by Scrooge's nephew and his wife, who help create a story to teach the miserly Scrooge a lesson.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rose Theatre

The Rose Theatre will present A Christmas Carol, adapted by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, with music by Eamonn O’Dwyer and directed by Rosie Jones from 2 December 2022. Press Night 8 December, until 2 January 2023. See rehearsal photos here!

Cast Announced For A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rose Theatre

Rose Theatre has announced casting for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, with music by Eamonn O'Dwyer and directed by Rosie Jones.

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Limited Run Enters Final 7 Weeks

The National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane will play its final performance on 14 May 2022.

Hosts, Presenters & Performances Announced for 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards

WhatsOnStage today announced that Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson will host the 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. They are joined by presenters Chris Bush, Graziano Di Prima, Omari Douglas, James Graham, David Harewood, Frances Mayli McCann, Stephanie McKeon, Drew McOnie, Daniel Monks, Tracy Ann Oberman, Johannes Radebe, and more.

Photos: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Opens in the West End

As the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens at The Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End, a final three-week extension is announced. Due to popular demand, the first major stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s work will now run until 14 May 2022.

BWW Review: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, Duke Of York's Theatre

“Remembering is not different from imagining” says Old Mrs Hemlock to the Boy, all grown up now, as he tries to secure his recollection of the past. Neil Gaiman’s book The Ocean at the End of the Lane is bewitching. It holds a deep pull for people of all ages, who find common ground in it. It’s an incredible feat to take everything that the novel is and translate its feeling and atmosphere for the stage. Writer Joel Horwood and director Katy Rudd achieve the impossible.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for the West End Transfer of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE

Rehearsal images are released for the West End transfer of the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, which will extend its run at the Duke of York’s Theatre to 23 April 2022. 

Ruby Ablett, James Bamford, Emma Bown & More to Star in the West End Transfer of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE

As rehearsals begin today, the cast is announced for the West End transfer of the National Theatre’s production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, which will extend its run at the Duke of York’s Theatre to 23 April 2022.

BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET, Globe Theatre YouTube

In many ways, the choice of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is a smart one from Shakespeare's Globe; it is a familiar-enough story to draw in a new audience, while satisfying those who have watched it numerous times. It does, therefore, seem a pity that the Globe has chosen this 2009 version of the world's most famous love story, as it fails to ignite very much passion in either the cast or the audience.

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK Tour of SEEDS

Production photos have been released for seeds, currently on tour of the UK.

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside Rehearsals for the UK Tour of SEEDS

The cast of Seeds is currently preparing for their tour of the UK.  Take a look at photos below!

Cast Announced For UK Tour Of SEEDS

Judith Jacob (Dark Heart, ITV; The Five, Sky One) will star alongside Penny Layden (Belgravia, ITV; Macbeth, National Theatre) in the new UK tour of seeds. Two mothers united in sorrow, unable to escape the tragedy of knife crime, try to protect their sons - one in life, and one in death.

BWW Review: JELLYFISH, National Theatre

Jellyfish is a wonderful piece of writing brilliantly brought to life by a marvellous cast in which Sarah Gordy shines.

The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By Leading Writers

The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.

National Theatre Announces Listings For May - October 2019

National Theatre has announced its listings for May - October 2019. Check out the full lineup below!

Penny Layden FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Penny Layden has not appeared on Broadway.

Penny Layden has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

Penny Layden's first West End show was The Ocean at the End of the Lane which opened in 2021

Penny Layden's next show will be Pygmalion which opens on 9/19/2023 on West End.

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