Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt stars in Rabbit Hole at the Vaudeville
Friday 23 May 2014
Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt star's in the UK premiere of David Lindsay Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole at the Vaudeville Theatre, directed by her Downton co-star, Nigel Harman.
In Rabbit Hole, Becca (Froggatt) and Howie Corbett are parents who have all that a family could wish for until one day their world is suddenly turned upside down. Eight months following that life-shattering incident, the young couple find themselves drifting perilously apart.
Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire was the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory and first presented at its Pacific Playwrights Festival reading series in 2005. It was first produced on Broadway in 2006 starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) who received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance. It was later adapted into a film starring Nicole Kidman.
Joanne Froggatt's previous stage work includes The Knowledge, Little Platoons (Bush Theatre), All About My Mother (Old Vic), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Manchester Royal Exchange), Playhouse Creatures (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Be My Baby (Soho Theatre). In addition to Downton Abbey her TV work includes Coronation Street, Bad Girls, Dinnerladies, Nature Boy, Red Cap, A Touch of Frost, Other People's Children, The Street, Rebus, Island at War, and Life on Mars.
Rabbit Hole is directed by Olivier Award-winning Actor Nigel Harman. He is best know for his role as Dennis Rickman in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. His numerous West End credits include Shrek the Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), I Can't Sing! (London Palladium), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter Theatre), Public Property (Trafalgar Studios), Three Days of Rain (Apollo Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre) and Privates on Parade (Donmar).