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Impotent - Lion and Unicorn Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

IMPOTENT, a darkly comic drama by Matt Reed, receives its world premiere at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, where it runs from Tuesday, January 8 to Saturday, January 26, 2013.

Set in the glamorous world of a Market Harborough Genito-Urinary Medicine Department, Dr Zoë Lane must penetrate, interpret and re-programme the misfiring, and frequently overwired brains of her patients.

Impotent stars Helena Blackman as Dr Lane. Runner up in How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for an actress to play Maria in his West End revival of the musical The Sound Of Music, Blackman was nominated for a TMA Award for best supporting actor for her role as Nellie Forbush in the UK number one tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

She was also nominated for an Off West End Award for her portrayal of Gertrude Lawrence in Noel and Gertie and played leading lady Helen Fogel in Saturday Night. In November, she can be seen in A Winter’s Tale at the Landor Theatre.

Joining her in Impotent are Don Cotter (as Keith), Rebecca Crookshank (Kelly), Nik Drake (Saul), Paul Harnett (Joe), Neil Stewart (Gordon) and Jessie May (Dominique).

Impotent is directed by Graham Hubbard, Associate Director Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music and Mack and

Impotent is the inaugural show from Michael Oliver Productions, a company that works closely with emerging talent in the form of directors, writers, actors, choreographers and backstage crew.

NB: Impotent contains some explicit material.

Tickets: £15/£12 – available from the box office on 08444 77 1000 or from Ticketweb.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 3.30pm.