Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November
Sharon Small stars in Christine Mary Dunford’s newly adapted version of Lisa Genova’s best-selling novel, Still Alice, directed by David Grindley, which comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November.
Still Alice follows 50 year-old Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor at Harvard University, as she battles with early-onset dementia and explores the effects the disease has on identity, family and relationships in this uncompromising yet tender portrayal. In 2014, Genova’s novel was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, for which Moore won the Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Best Actress.
Still Alice has set and costume design by Jonathan Fensom, lighting design by Jason Taylor, sound design by Gregory Clarke and is produced by Michael Park.
Television and stage star Sharon Small is best known for playing Barbara Havers in The Inspector Linley Mysteries (BBC1), Trudi Malloy in Mistresses (BBC 1), Christine opposite Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette in the film adaptation of About A Boy, and most recently as Brigitte Rayne in Trust Me opposite Jodie Whittaker (BBC 1). Her vast array of stage work includes Simon Stephens’s adaptation of The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), Caroline in Luna Gale, directed by Michael Attenborough (Hampstead Theatre), Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre), The Arden of Faversham (RSC) and When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
David Grindley’s prolific career as a theatre director in the West End, on Broadway, around the UK and in Ireland includes Journey’s End (Broadway, West End and two-time UK tour), which won the Tony Award for Best Revival, Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic), Our Boys (Duchess Theatre), the world premiere of Daytona (Park Theatre), Pygmalion starring Alistair McGowan (Theatre Royal Bath), The Gigli Concert, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Heiress and, most recently, The Yalta Game (all for Gate Theatre, Dublin), and Sideways (St. James Theatre, London).
Tickets are priced from £13 and can be booked online at www.theatreroyal.com or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222. Concessions are available. A captioned performance takes place on Tuesday 2 November and an audio described performance on Saturday 3 November. A touch tour is available on Saturday 3 November.