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People, Places & Things extends

Reporter: Charlotte Marshall, first published Mon 15 Feb 2016 11:05

The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed People, Places & Things will play an extra two weeks in the West End when it transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre next month.

Duncan Macmillan’s powerful rebab drama will now run from 15 March to 18 June, with Denise Gough set to reprise her Critics’ Circle Award-winning leading role as Emma, an actor whose life is spinning recklessly out of control.

Making its world premiere at the National Theatre in September 2015, the collaboration between the South Bank institution and acclaimed theatre company Headlong wowed audiences and critics alike with director Jeremy Herrin’s exhilarating staging and Gough’s staggering turn as a woman battling her demons.

Set in a rehabilitation unit, Emma checks herself in but the problem is she’s not convinced she’s actually got a problem. In a world as messed up as ours, maybe the problem is, in fact, with everything else? When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

Gough will be joined in the West End transfer by a cast including Jacob James Beswick, Nari Blair-Mangat, Alistair Cope, Jacqui Dubois, Charlotte Gascoyne, Sally George, Kevin McMonagle, Nathaniel Martello-White, Barbara Marten, David Rubin and Laura Woodward.

People, Places & Things plays at the Wydham’s Theatre following the current run of another high profile West End transfer, the Royal Court Theatre’s Hangmen, which comes to the end of its run on 5 March.

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