Christine Mary Dunford’s newly adapted version of Lisa Genova’s best-selling novel, Still Alice, will tour the UK from September 2018, starring Sharon Small as Alice.
Still Alice follows 50-year-old Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor at Harvard University, as she battles with early-onset dementia.
Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game.
But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible.
Alice strives to remain true to the woman she has always been, while relationships shift within her family, in her work and most importantly with herself.
Uncompromising yet tender, this new adaptation of the award-winning novel truthfully acknowledges life with a progressive disease – its conflicts and burden, and its small, priceless victories.
In 2014, Genova’s novel was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, for which Moore won the Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Actress.
Television and stage star Sharon Small is best known for playing Barbara Havers in The Inspector Linley Mysteries (BBC1), Trudi Malloy in Mistresses (BBC 1), Christine opposite Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette in the film adaptation of About A Boy, and most recently as Brigitte Rayne in Trust Me opposite Jodie Whittaker (BBC 1).
Her vast array of stage work includes Simon Stephens’s adaptation of The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), Caroline in Luna Gale (Hampstead Theatre), Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre), The Arden of Faversham (RSC) and When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
Directed by David Grindley, the West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Still Alice tours from September.
2018 TOUR SCHEDULE
September 12 – 15, Sheffield Lyceum
September 18 – 22, Richmond Theatre
September 25 – 29,King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
October 2 – 6, Norwich Theatre Royal
October 9 – 13, Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
November 20 – 24,Festival Theatre, Malvern.
More dates to come.
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