Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning Laura Linney will make her London Theatre debut in Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton, directed by Richard Eyre at the Bridge Theatre.
Running from 2 – 23 June 2018 with opening night on 6 June at 7pm, this haunting dramatic monologue is adapted by Rona Munro from Strout’s 2016 New York Times best-selling short novel of the same name. My Name is Lucy Barton will be designed by Bob Crowley. For this strictly limited 3 week run, evening performances are Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.
Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn’t seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life.
Laura Linney and Richard Eyre are reunited for this production following their previous collaborations – on stage Eyre directed Linney in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and on screen he directed her in his and Charles Wood’s adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s The Other Man.
In April 2017, my book club reviewed My Name Is Lucy Barton. Watch the video below to see what we thought!