Black Chiffon in London transfer to Park Theatre

Abigail Cruttenden in Black Chiffon . Photo by Mark Douet.

The critically-acclaimed revival of Lesley Storm’s Black Chiffon transfers from Frinton Summer Theatre to London’s Park Theatre this autumn.

Starring Abigail Cruttenden (Not Going Out), this incendiary psychological study sees a respected woman driven to the edge by the stress and strain of her position.

The original production ran in the West End for over 400 performances in the 1940s.

It then toured to Broadway where the role of Louis was played by Patricia Hicks – who is the grandmother of performer Jemima Watling, who plays the role in this production.

Jemima’s theatrical family includes actor Giles Watling (now MP for Clacton) and film star JackWatling, who also ran Frinton Summer Theatre, where this revival debuted.

Mrs Alicia Christie maintains a beautiful home, with a clever husband and devoted children. This surely makes her an upstanding society woman…

What would you do to protect your family? Would you lie? Would you forsake all your beliefs? Would you go to jail? One woman. One crime. One decision.

Black Chiffon stars Abigail Cruttenden as Mrs Alicia Christie.

She is joined by Ian Kelly (Mr Foote’s Other Leg, Theatre Royal Haymarket;The Pitmen Painters, NationalTheatre); Nicholas Murchie (Trial by Laughter, Watermill Theatre); Yvonne Newman (The Comedy of Errors,National Theatre); Jack Staddon (Harlots, ITV), Eva Feiler (Othello, RSC) and Jemima Watling.

Black Chiffon runs on the Park90 stage from September 18 – October 12.

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