West End transfer Di and Viv and Rose to open at Vaudeville Theatre

Di Viv & Rose with Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell._Photo Johan Persson.
Di Viv & Rose with Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell._Photo Johan Persson.

Hampstead Theatre’s critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose opens at London’s Vaudeville Theatre on January 29 with previews from next week.

Anna Mackmin returns to direct Amelia Bullmore’s vivid, touching and seriously funny exploration of friendship’s impact on life and living.

Tamzin Outhwaite reprises her role as Di (until March 28) and will be joined by Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose.

Aged eighteen, three women join forces at university. Life is fun. Life is intense. Together they feel unbeatable.

As Di and Viv and Rose grow up, chance and choice put their closeness to the test. They must thrash out how to work, how to love, how to live.

Amelia Bullmore’s debut play Mammals, also directed by Anna Mackmin, co-won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and shortlisted for the What’s On Best New Comedy Award.

Bullmore’s work as an actress includes The Norman Conquests (The Old Vic and on Broadway), Twenty Twelve, State of Play, Alan Partridge, Jam, Big Train and Scott and Bailey.

Her TV writing credits include This Life, Black Cab, Attachments and Scott and Bailey series 2, 3 and 4; radio writing includes 5 series of Craven, Cash Flow, The Middle, Family Tree and The Bat Man.

Di and Viv and Rose is Amelia and Anna’s sixth production together. Anna has directed all of Amelia’s writing for the stage to date, including the award winning Mammals and a new version of Ibsen’s Ghosts at the Gate Theatre.

Tamzin Outhwaite has recently appeared in Breeders, Sweet Charity, Boeing Boeing and Oliver.

Her television credits include New Tricks, Red Cap, Doctor Who, Foyle’s War, Silent Witness, Law and Order UK, The Fixer, Hotel Babylon, Hustle and EastEnders (BBC).

Samantha Spiro’s theatre work includes Kafka’s Dick, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Chicken Soup with Barley, Much Ado About Nothing, Hello Dolly and Funny Girl.

Her television credits include Bad Education, Psychobitches, Panto!, Grandma’s House (British Comedy Award), Rock&Chips, After You’ve Gone, Coupling, series two of The Wrong Mans, and Cold Feet.

Jenna Russell has appeared on stage in Mr Burns, Urinetown, Merrily We Roll Along, Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls and Sunday in the Park with George.

On television Jenna is known for her roles in Call the Midwife, Holby City, Minder, Born and Bred and Peak Practice.

Di and Viv and Rose runs from January 29 until May 23.

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