Alex Kingston heads class comedy, Admissions, at Trafalgar Studios

TV and stage star Alex Kingston is returning to the West End in the award-winning comedy, Admissions, previewing at Trafalgar Studios from late February.

The show, winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, comes from Bad Jews’ writer, Joshua Harmon, and is transferring to London from New York’s Lincoln Center Theater.

Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy and will be directed by Daniel Aukin.

Following the run at Trafalgar Studios, Admissions will have a limited UK tour.

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.

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”.

Alex Kingston is best known for playing Dr Elizabeth Corday on ER and River Song in BBC’s Doctor Who. Other TV credits include Law & Order, Lost in Austen and most recently A Discovery of Witches.

Her varied stage career has included roles in Macbeth, opposite Kenneth Branagh, and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest with Christian Slater, as well as frequent work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Admissions plays at London Trafalgar Studios from February 28 – May 25, before touring to Richmond Theatre (May 27 – June 1); Cambridge Arts Theatre (June 3 – 8); Malvern Theatres (June 10 – 15) and The Lowry, Salford (June 17 – 22).

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