Monday, November 21, 2005

Dawn French Play Set in Costa del Sol

Dawn French and Alison Moyet are to star as sisters in a new West End play directed by Kathy Burke.

The two actresses have been close friends in real life for more than 20 years.
French plays a schoolteacher who devotes her time to caring for her disabled mum.
Former chart star Moyet plays her sister, who left home straight after school determined to become a West End star - but has ended up as a club singer on the Costa Del Sol.
Smaller is not a musical but is billed as a "play with music" which will allow ex-Yazoo singer Moyet to showcase her skills.
Moyet, 44, recently ended a stint as Mama Morton in hit show Chicago.
Meanwhile French, 48, best known as half of comedy duo French and Saunders, last graced the West End in one-woman play My Brilliant Divorce in 2003.
The play opens at the Lyric next year but tickets go on sale this weekend so the publicity bandwagon's started rolling.