It’s been announced that London’s Trafalgar Studios will host the UK premiere of Joshua Harmon’s ADMISSIONS, opening at the theatre in February.
Alex Kingston, best known to audiences from her role as Dr Elizabeth Corday in the TV series ER, will lead the cast in the role of school administrator Sherri. Kingston’s recent screen roles have included a recurring spot on Doctor Who and the DC superhero series Arrow. Kingston was last seen on stage in 2013 in the role of Lady Macbeth opposite Kenneth Branagh’s MACBETH at the Manchester International Festival, a role she reprised in New York the following year.
Harmon’s comedy-drama explores the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America. The play follows a progressive schools administrator, who, coupled with her husband the school headmaster, have succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the 21st century. Their values are brought to a head when their son applies for an Ivy League school, with convulsive results. ADMISSIONS won the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
ADMISSIONS marks Harmon’s second play to hit the West End following his success with BAD JEWS in 2015 and its revival in 2016. The playwright recently made his Broadway debut with SIGNIFICANT OTHER in 2017, opening to critical acclaim.
The London production of ADMISSIONS is a transfer of the New York production, which premiered at Lincoln Center in 2018, with the American creative team intact. Daniel Aukin directs the produciton with further casting still to be announced.
Following the run at Trafalgar Studios, ADMISSIONS will then tour the UK opening at Richmond Theatre from 27th May before visiting Cambridge Arts Theatre, Malvern Festival Theatre and The Lowry in Salford, where the play closes.
ADMISSIONS previews at Trafalgar Studios from 28th February with opening night scheduled for 12th March. The play will then run to 25th May. Tickets are on sale now.