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Wesker's 'Barley' At The Royal Court With Sam Spiro

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Samantha Spiro will star in a new revival a classic Arnold Wesker play this summer.

'Chicken Soup With Barley'.
Directed by Dominic Cooke.

Royal Court Theatre Downstairs
Opens 7th Jun 2011.
Previews from 3 June.
Closing 9th Jul 2011.

Directed by Dominic Cooke
Designed by Ultz.

'Chicken Soup With Barley'
Sarah Khan is an East End Jewish mother, a feisty political fighter and a staunch communist. Battling against the State and her shirking husband she desperately tries to keep her family together.

Wesker's 'Barley' At The Royal Court With Sam Spiro
Samantha Spiro plays Sarah Khan.
She last appeared at the Royal Court in 'The Family Plays' and most recently appeared in 'Hello Dolly!' at the Regentís Park Open Air Theatre, for which she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
On television, she recently won a 2011 Comedy Award in the Best Female Comedy Breakthrough category for her part in the TV sitcom "Grandmaís House' on BBC 1. Her other credits include 'Much Ado About Nothing' at Regentís Park,' Twelfth Night' at the Donmar Warehouse.

Royal Court's Artistic Director Dominic Cooke said, ďBringing Arnold Weskerís play back to the Royal Court after 50 years is an exciting prospect.
'Chicken Soup with Barley' is an epic play that spans twenty years in the life of an East End Jewish family. It vividly captures a loss of political idealism, a feeling which chimes with our own confused times. Iím delighted that Samantha Spiro, who Iíve admired for many years, will be playing the pivotal role of the matriarch 'Sarah Khan.'

Updated On: 1/31/11 at 11:01 AM
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Yeap - definitely a Yawp.
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Yeap your certainly showing how little you know about theatre.