Michelle Collins will star as Marion in the first major revival of Chloë Moss’s play HOW LOVE IS SPELT, which opens at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 4th September and runs until Saturday 28th September, with a national press night on Friday 6th September.
Also joining the cast are Nigel Boyle (Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders), Benjamin O’Mahony (BBC’s Ripper Street), Yana Penrose (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Larner Wallace-Taylor (An Inspector Calls, UK tour), and Duncan Moore (Windows and Caste, Finborough Theatre).
During her 30-year career, Michelle Collins has worked extensively in television, film, and theatre. Although perhaps best known for her leading roles in two of Britain’s most popular soaps, EastEnders and Coronation Street, Michelle has a host of other notable television credits to her name including 2000 Acres of Sky, The Illustrated Mum (for which she won an International Emmy Award), Sunburn, Real Women, Rock Rivals, Doctor Who, Midsummer Murders, Death in Paradise, Miss Marple, Hotel Babylon, and The Dumping Ground. Theatre credits include The Glass Supper, Hampstead Theatre; and, UK tours of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Most recently, Michelle appeared in My Dad’s Gap Year at Park Theatre.
HOW LOVE IS SPELT is directed by Charlotte Peters (Associate Director War Horse UK Tour and An Inspector Calls West End).
Set in 2004, HOW LOVE IS SPELT tells the story of Peta, who’s new in town and ready for whatever London has to throw at her. She’s looking for romance, for friendship, for exciting people to lead her on big adventures.
This nostalgic and honest meditation on love and relationships from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning playwright Chloë Moss (This Wide Night, Soho Theatre; Dickensian, BBC) was first produced and performed at the Bush Theatre in 2004.
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