Friday, November 7

Final casting announced for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Seline Hizli has been announced as the final cast member to join the musical adaptation of Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, which begins its run at the Playhouse Theatre next month .

The Land Girls star recent stage credits include Royal Court productions of In The Republic Of Happiness and Jumpy, The House Of Bernada Alba at the Almeida Theatre, she has also appeared on screen in Call The Midwife, Kerry and The Appropriate Adult.

Featuring a score by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown will open at the Playhouse Theatre on 12th January following previews from 16th December.

Set on the streets of Madrid, the musical charts the story of Pepa, played by Tamsin Greig, whose world begins to unravel when her lover leaves her. When she meets his wife, son and new girlfriend, and her best friend becomes tangled up in her own romantic crisis with a suspected criminal, she is left with only the taxi driver to help navigate the road ahead.

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown first became a hit in the form of Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar nominated film in 1988, when it was praised for capturing a liberated Spain and placing women at the centre of their own experience. The stage show was first seen on Broadway in 2010 and received a handful of Tony Award nominations.

The show sees the musical’s original director Bartlett Sher return to the production with  Tamsin Greig making  her musical theatre debut starring as Pepa  She will be joined by Anna Skellern/Candela and Haydn Gwynne/Lucia, Willemijn Verkaik/Paulina, Jerome Pradon/Ivan, Ricardo Afonso/taxi, Sarah Moyle/Pepa's Concierge and Haydn Oakley/Carlos with Willemijn Verkaik, Marianne Benedict and Seline Hizli, Rebecca McKinnis,Holly James, Michael Matus, Alastair Natkiel, Nuno Queimado and Dale Rapley

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