Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
AMERICAN actor Jefferson Mays will reprise his performance in
Doug Wright's Broadway hit, I Am My Own Wife when
it receives its UK premiere at London's Duke of York's
theatre, where it will play for a limited 14-week season - from
November 10, 2005 (previews from November 4).
Mays won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in Wright's solo
piece, the first of its kind to win the Tony Award for Best Play
and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
In it, Mays plays a resilient
German transvestite who survives not only the Nazis and communism
but also more than 30 characters, one of which is based on the
It will be directed by fellow American Moises Kaufman whose recent
UK credits include This Is How It Goes, Gross Indecency and
The Laramie Project.
I Am My Own Wife, was first seen Off-Broadway in spring
2003. It subsequently transferred to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre
where it ran for ten months. A US tour was launched at the beginning
of this year and it recently opened in Ireland as part of the
Dublin Theatre Festival.
Ray Cooney's Tom,
Dick and Harry which has just posted early closing notices,
is playing at the Duke of York's theatre until October 29, 2005.