Sarah Hadland To Star Alongside Alex Kingston In ADMISSIONS
It's been announced today that Miranda favourite Sarah Hadland will join the cast of Admissions. Hadland will star opposite Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) in the award-winning comedy, which opens at London's Trafalgar Studios on 28 February (Press Night 12 March).
Best known for playing Stevie in the BBC One BAFTA-nominated comedy television series Miranda, Sarah Hadland is also no stranger to the stage, with theatre credits including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Grease, Time and the Conways and most recently What's In a Name? Taking on the role of Ginnie in Admissions, Hadland has also appeared on the silver screen opposite Daniel Craig in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace.
Admissions, directed by Daniel Aukin, is a bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews and transfers to the West End direct from New York's Lincoln Centre Theater, the producers of Oslo. The play has a strictly limited season until 25 May, before embarking on a UK tour playing at the Richmond Theatre (w/c 27 May 2019), the Cambridge Arts Theatre (w/c 3 June), the Malvern Festival Theatre (w/c 10 June 2019) and the Lyric Theatre at The Lowry in Salford (w/c 17 June 2019).
The New York production received huge critical acclaim during its LCT run, with The New York Times describing the show as "astonishing and daring", The Hollywood Reporter calling the show "smart, hilarious and provocative". Theatre Mania hailed it "a scorching new drama... lands like a gut-punch" and Time Out New York raved about the show. Admissions also won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.
Other casting announcements include Andrew Woodall (Bill), Margot Leicester (Roberta) and Ben Edelman (Charlie). Edelman is reprisisng the role of Charlie having first performed it in the Lincoln Centre Theater production where critics hailed his performance as "ardant" (Time Out NYC) and "raw" (The Hollywood Reporter).
Sherri (Alex Kingston) is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about it. When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend - who 'ticks more boxes' - is accepted, Sherri's personal ambition collides with her progressive values. Piercing and provocative, Admissions is 90 minutes long, but the debate will take you through the night.
Admissions is produced by Simon Friend, Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Eilene Davidson and Gavin Kalin in association with Anthology Theatre.
Tickets: From £15
Box Office: 0844 871 7632
Performances: Monday - Saturday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2:30pm
To book tickets please visit: admissionsplay.com