What with Matt Smith already heading back to the London stage in Unreachable, it’s time for two of his Doctor Who co-stars to also tread the boards in upcoming theatre productions.
Billie Piper, who, need you be told, played Rose Tyler opposite the Ninth and Tenth Doctor, is set to make her return to the stage in Yerma at the Young Vic, a new telling of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play written by Simon Stone.
She will play the title role of a woman whose inability to have a child tears her life apart.
Previously Piper has won acclaim for her roles in The Effect at the National Theatre and Treats at the Garrick. This will be her Young Vic debut.
Also, It’s the Paternoster Gang Versus Big Brother live on stage…okay, no it isn’t…no please don’t send me to Room 101, no! Not the rats!
Catrin Stewart, better known to you and I as Jenny Flint, wife and for the sake of appearances, maid of Silurian Madame Vastra, who along with Sontaran Strax, form the Paternoster Gang, will star opposite Andrew Gower in the London return of Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke’s 1984 this summer.
1984, which runs at the Playhouse Theatre from 14 June to 3 September, is the acclaimed adaptation of George Orwell’s classic tale of a dystopian state where everything and everyone is controlled by an all seeing government, even their thoughts.
The plays creators Icke and Macmillan are two of British theatre’s hottest properties. Icke’s reputation is flourishing after his incredible production of Oresteia, which opened at the Almeida Theatre and transferred to the West End, while Macmillan is the writer behind one of the plays of 2015, the phenomenal Headlong and National Theatre co-production People, Places And Things.
You can purchase tickets for 1984, which runs at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London from 14th June to 3rd September, here.
For tickets for Yerma, which runs at the Young Vic, Waterloo, London from 28th July to 24th Sept, head over to the Young Vic’s site.