Running at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 17th October 2023.
I was inspired to write Lyonesse after wondering what would happen if the dramatic action of a traditional revenge tragedy was flipped.
Penelope Skinner’s writing had me gripped from the first page. I love the questions the story raises.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Elaine (Kristin Scott Thomas) a reclusive and talented actress, disappears in mysterious circumstances. 30 years later, she finally feels ready to tell her story – summoning Kate, a young film executive (Lily James), to her remote Cornish home to assist with her glorious comeback.
But who really controls the stories we tell, and how we get to tell them? Will these women own their narrative, or will it be swept away from them at any given moment?
When I received Penelope Skinner’s brilliant play, I read it in one sitting and adored it – I was utterly gripped by these strong, original characters.
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS – Elaine
LILY JAMES – Kate
JAMES CORRIGAN – Greg
DOON MACKICHAN – Sue
SARA POWELL – Chris
NICOLA BLACKMAN – Understudy Chris and Sue
OLIVIA CHAPPELL – Understudy Kate
NESBA CRENSHAW – Understudy Elaine
SCOTT HUME – Understudy Greg
PENELOPE SKINNER – Playwright
IAN RICKSON – Director
GEORGIA LOWE – Design
JESSICA HUNG HAN YUN – Lighting Design
STEPHEN WARBECK – Music
TINGING DONG – Sound Design