Kim Cattrall withdraws from Linda at the Royal Court Theatre
Cattrall was due to take the title role in Linda, by Penelope Skinner. The role has been recast and Olivier Award winner Noma Dumezweni has stepped in, joining rehearsals tomorrow (Friday). Performances will begin on 26 November. The press night remains the same (Tuesday 1 December, 7pm).
Commenting on her withdrawal Cattrall stated;
“With great sadness and at the advice of my doctors, I will not be able to continue with the Royal Courts production of Linda. I appreciate all the support I have received from the theatre and cannot thank them enough for allowing me to put my health first.”
Royal Court Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone said;
“We are all deeply sorry that Kim is unable to continue with the production and she has our warmest wishes. We are extremely grateful and also thrilled that Noma Dumezweni, one of our most brilliant actors, has agreed to take on this challenge at such short notice. We are delighted that in spite of these difficulties Penelope Skinner’s important play can open to our audiences with minimal disruption.”