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Some Girls - Female cast announced!

Story by Jack Foley

SAFFRON Burrows heads the female list of names joining David Schwimmer in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's new play, Some Girls, at the Gielgud Theatre, from May 12, 2005.

She will be joined by Lesley Manville, Sara Powell and actress-comedienne, Catherine Tate.

All four women will play ex-girlfriends of Schwimmer's character, whom he re-visits during a hectic trip to four cities that may change the course of his life.

The show is being billed as a 'wickedly funny expose of the modern male and his take on life, love and the ‘c’ word'.

At a special photo call held on Monday, April 11, Schwimmer, who is making his West End debut, said that he felt 'incredibly lucky' to be appearing with such a talented cast.

"Not only do I have the opportunity to work on a new play by Neil LaBute, but I get to be on the London stage – a dream of mine since the age of 12.

"And to be knocked about by these four extraordinarily strong, sexy and funny women! That trumps any fantasy I had as a boy."

Saffron Burrows, who will play Bobbi, is best known for film roles including Troy, Peter Pan, Miss Julie, Deep Blue Sea, Enigma and Frida.

She will next be seen on the big screen in Perfect Creature, with Dougray Scott, and Klimt alongside John Malkovich.

Her stage credits include The Powerbook (National) and last year’s Earthly Paradise (Almeida).

Lesley Manville, who plays Lindsay, is a regular performer in the films of Mike Leigh and most recently appeared in his award-winning Vera Drake.

Previous roles have included All or Nothing, Topsy Turvy, High Hopes and Secrets and Lies.

But she is no stranger to stage, having appeared in Rita Sue and Bob Too, Serious Money, Three Sisters (Royal Court), The Cherry Orchard (West End), and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (RSC).

Most recently, she was seen as Mrs Coulter in His Dark Materials at the National.

Catherine Tate, who plays Sam, is best-known for her award-winning comedy sketch show, The Catherine Tate Show.

Previous TV workincludes Wild West, Angela and The Peter Kay Show.

On the stage, her credits include A Servant to Two Masters (RSC, West End) and The Way of the World (National).

The final cast member, Sara Powell, who plays Tyler, has most recently completed World Music (Donmar Warehouse) and Macbeth (Almeida).

Some Girls is directed by David Grindley, who most recently completed Kevin Spacey's National Anthems at the Old Vic, as well as the first-run of Journey's End at The Comedy Theatre.

The show is produced in the West End by Clare Lawrence and Anna Waterhouse.

Some Girls is scheduled for a limited season from May 24 to August 13, 2005.

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