Photos: Get a 1st Look at Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas in World Premiere of Lyonesse | Playbill

Production Photos Photos: Get a 1st Look at Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas in World Premiere of Lyonesse

Ian Rickson directs the new work from Penelope Skinner at London's Harold Pinter.

Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas in Lyonesse Manuel Harlan

Olivier winner Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient, The Seagull) and Lily James (All About Eve, Pam & Tommy), who co-starred in the Oscar-nominated film Darkest Hour, reunite for the world premiere of Penelope Skinner's Lyonesse, which officially opens in London October 25.

Directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, Uncle Vanya), the production is set to play the Harold Pinter Theatre through December 23. Previews began October 17.

Thomas and James are joined by James Corrigan, Doon Mackichan, and Sara Powell.

Get a first look at the production in new photos below:

Take a Look at Production Photos of the West End's Lyonesse

Lyonesse follows Elaine (Thomas), a reclusive actor who disappears in mysterious circumstances; 30 years later, she feels ready to tell her story—summoning Kate, a young film executive (James), to her remote Cornish home to assist with her comeback.

Playwright Skinner, winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright for The Village Bike, is also the author of Angry Alan, Meek, Linda, The Ruins of Civilisation, Fred’s Diner, Eigengrau, and F*cked.

Skinner said in an earlier statement, "I was inspired to write Lyonesse after wondering what would happen if the dramatic action of a traditional revenge tragedy was flipped, so that the story instead became about the person upon whom revenge had been sworn. Themes of creativity, purpose, isolation, violence, magic, and mothers rushed to join in with this central provocation, and the characters of the story came into being."

Lyonesse is designed by Georgia Lowe, with lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Tingying Dong, and casting by Amy Ball.

Sonia Friedman Productions produces.


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