The show sees a welcome return for Jones. As ambitious single-mum Maggie she combines her Welsh lilt and earthy, forceful persona (comfortingly echoing her role as Stacey's sidekick Nessa) with a more subtle strand, as she gently manipulates the group into going along with her scheme. Opportunities for comedy will abound in her capable hands, with the show receiving very good reviews since its opening in Bath last year, Jones singled out for her arresting portrayal.
This new play from upcoming writer William Gaminara explores the dramas unleashed in small rural communities, which Gaminara has plenty of experience of as a regular performer in Radio 4's The Archers. With experienced director and RSC Associate Artist Christopher Luscombe at the helm, Gaminara uses his play to explore the corrupting power of fame.
We look forward to seeing what havoc Jones will cause in this quiet country setting.
The venue and dates for The Nightingale West End transfer are still to be announced. Watch this space...
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