Starring Dame Harriet Walter, performing alongside her husband, American actor Guy Paul, for the first time on the London Stage, Clara Brennan's Boa will run at Trafalgar Studios 2 this winter. Moya Productions have announced that the play will have a strictly limited run with performances in London's West End from 5 February, 2015 to 7 March, 2015 with an official opening on 9 February, 2015.
The production is directed by Hannah Price, the Co-Artistic Director and Founder of Theatre Uncut.
Running for a limited five weeks, Boa at Trafalgar Studios 2 is described as "an acerbic, warm and honest account of a lifetime in love that tells the tender, powerful story of Louis, Belinda and their 30 years of overwhelming affection, wine, words and dance."
Dame Harriet Walter recently starred in Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of 'Henry IV' at the Donmar Warehouse. Her previous stage credits include the role of Brutus in Lloyd's 'Julius Caesar' at the Donmar and in New York. She is an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company and recently played Cleopatra in 'Antony and Cleopatra' alongside Patrick Stewart as well as Beatrice in 'Much Ado About Nothing' and Lady Macbeth opposite Anthony Sher, all directed by Gregory Doran.
Guy Paul is known primarily for his work on Broadway, having appeared in 'Mary Stuart' alongside Dame Harriet Walter, as well as 'Twelve Angry Men', 'King Lear', 'The Invention of Love', '1776' and 'The King and I'. His Off-Broadway credits include 'Frankenstein' at CSC and 'Stuff Happens' at the Public Theatre.
One transatlantic marriage. Three continents. Two wars.
'Sometimes her arm around your shoulders felt like a feather boa, and sometimes it felt like a big old snake squeezing the life out of you. I liked it.'