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    SFP NEWS The latest updates, announcements and news from Sonia Friedman Productions. 27 Feb 2024 Full Broadway cast announced for Patriots Producers are pleased to announce full Broadway casting for the Almeida Theatre production of Patriots READ MORE 12 Feb 2024 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child extends West End booking period to 2 March 2025 Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions are delighted to announce a further booking extension through to 2 March 2025 for the original two-part multi-award-winning production at London’s Palace Theatre. READ MORE 12 Feb 2024 Sonia Friedman: Leadership changes are a chance for an industry-wide shake-up Sonia Friedman has hailed the “giant sea change” the industry is going through as a chance for the new leaders of various theatres to “shake the whole thing up”. READ MORE 31 Jan 2024 Benefit concert announcement – Legacy: An Evening with Maria Friedman and Friends A new, one-night-only concert event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, The Stephen Sondheim Foundation and The Hamlisch International Music Awards. READ MORE 24 Jan 2024 Rehearsal images released for Jez Butterworth's The Hills of Califonia ahead of performances beginning this Saturday Producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street have today released rehearsal images for Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California. READ MORE 22 Jan 2024 Peter Morgan's Patriots headed to Broadway Patriots, which won the 2023 Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play, comes to Broadway following a record-breaking run at London's Almeida Theatre where it was the fastest-selling new play in the theatre's history READ MORE 18 Jan 2024 Sonia Friedman Productions announce Mark Strong and Lesley Manville in Oedipus, created by Robert Icke after Sophocles Following hit runs at International Theatre Amsterdam and the Edinburgh Festival, Oedipus comes to comes to Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season from 4 October. READ MORE 17 Jan 2024 Merrily We Roll Along announces "Rooftop Writers Initiative" The Stephen Sondheim Foundation & Jonathan Larson Grant will offer free tickets to 100 young writers. READ MORE 17 Jan 2024 “STEREOPHONIC” the season's most acclaimed new play, by David Adjmi, to open on Broadway Direct from the sold-out, world premiere run at Playwrights Horizons READ MORE 19 Dec 2023 FANGIRLS Open Call Auditions The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre & Sonia Friedman Productions are looking for brilliant, charismatic, talented performers for the UK Premiere of smash-hit, multi-award-winning musical phenomenon FANGIRLS! READ MORE LOAD MORE

  • Full Broadway cast announced for Patriots

    Back to News & Press Full Broadway cast announced for Patriots Tuesday, 27 February 2024 Producers are pleased to announce full Broadway casting for the Almeida Theatre production of Patriots , the shockingly timely new play by Peter Morgan , creator of “The Crown.” Directed by three-time Olivier Award winner and Artistic Director of the Almeida Rupert Goold , Patriots will open April 22, 2024 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Previews will begin April 1, 2024. Tickets for the strictly limited 12-week engagement are on sale at Telecharge.com , 212-239-6200. Patriots , which won the 2023 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, comes to Broadway following a record-breaking run at London’s Almeida Theatre where it was the fastest-selling new play in the theatre’s history, and a sold out 12-week run in the West End at the Noël Coward Theatre, where it recouped its investment. In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the new Russia belongs to its oligarchs – and no one is more powerful than billionaire Boris Berezovsky. “If the politicians cannot save Russia,” he insists, “then we businessmen must.” When an eventual successor to President Boris Yeltsin is needed, Berezovsky turns to the little-known deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Putin (Keen). But soon Putin’s ruthless rise threatens Berezovsky’s reign, setting off a riveting, near-Shakespearean confrontation between the two powerful, fatally flawed men. As previously announced, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (Broadway: The Pillowman ; Film: A Serious Man , Call Me by Your Name ; Television: “Boardwalk Empire”) will return to Broadway for the first time in almost 20 years to star as Boris Berezovsky. Original London cast member Will Keen will make his Broadway debut, recreating his mesmerizing Olivier Award-winning performance as Vladimir Putin. Original London cast member Luke Thallon (Evening Standard Award nominee for the Almeida’s Albion ) will also make his Broadway debut as Russian oligarch and politician Roman Abramovich. The 18-member cast will also feature Stella Baker (Television: “The Republic of Sarah,” “Tell Me Your Secrets”) as Marina Litvinenko; Ronald Guttman (Broadway: Coastal Disturbances ; Almeida/West End: Patriots; Film:The Hunt for Red October ) as Professor Perelman; Alex Hurt (Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ; Television: “Bonding,” “The Good Fight”) as Alexander Litvinenko; Rosie Benton (Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , Stick Fly ) as Berezovsky’s Mother & Others; Jeff Biehl (Broadway: Machinal ) as Teacher/FSB Boss & Others; Peter Bradbury (Broadway: The Shark is Broken , Hangmen ) as Voloshin/Nurse & Others; Camila Canó-Flaviá (Broadway: Network ; Off-Broadway: Mac Beth , The Coast Starlight ) as Tatiana/Nina Berezovsky & Others; Marianna Gailus (Training: Juilliard) as Katya & Others; Paul Kynman (Almeida/West End: Patriots ; Film: Clash of the Titans , Asteroid City ) as Korzhakov/Yeltsin & Others; Adam Poss (Television: “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire”) as Lawyer/Home Office & Others; and Nick Rehberger (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof , The Glass Menagerie ) as Assistant/Kahneman & Others. Understudies are Benjamin Bonenfant (New York: Theatre for a New Audience, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Danielle Chaves (Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Joe Forbrich (Film: Bridge of Spies ; TV: “Law & Order”) and Tony Ward (Broadway: The Audience , Twelfth Night/Richard III ). The creative team for Patriots features three-time Tony Award nominated set designer Miriam Buether , co-costume designers Deborah Andrews and Miriam Buether , lighting designer Jack Knowles , Tony Award-winning sound designer and composer Adam Cork , projection designer Ash J Woodward and movement director Polly Bennett . Production Stage Manager is Scott Rollison . Casting is by Jim Carnahan, CSA . US general management is by TT Partners . Patriots is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions , Netflix , Nederlander Presentations , Richard Winkler , Stephanie P. McClelland , Ted Snowdon , Jamie deRoy /Ken Greiner , and Richard Batchelder . Up Up

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  • THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

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  • THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

    Back to Productions THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA This production will begin performances on 24 January 2024. ​ ​ This house. It’s called ‘Sea View’. It’s just I’ve looked out of every window, and you can’t. You can’t see the sea. Blackpool, 1976. The driest summer in 200 years. The beaches are packed. The hotels are heaving. In the sweltering backstreets, far from the choc ices and donkey rides, the Webb Sisters are returning to their mother's run-down guest house, as she lies dying upstairs. ​ ​ Following their multi-award-winning triumph, The Ferryman , Jez Butterworth , writer of Jerusalem , and Sam Mendes , director of The Lehman Trilogy , return to the West End to bring you The Hills of California . The latest play from the acclaimed playwright will run at Harold Pinter Theatre , for a limited season, from 27 January 2024. Casting for the production will be announced in due course. ​ ​ CAST Casting to be announced soon. CREATIVES JEZ BUTTERWORTH – Writer SAM MENDES – Director ROB HOWELL – Designer NATASHA CHIVERS – Lighting Designer NICK POWELL – Sound Designer, Composer and Arranger ELLEN KANE – Choreographer CANDIDA CALDICOT – Musical Supervisor and Arranger AMY BALL CDG – Casting Director VERITY NAUGHTON CDG – Young Persons' Casting Director ZOÉ FORD BURNETT – Associate Director

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    Producing your favourite shows Download CURRENT SHOWS Our current and forthcoming global productions and co-productions. ALL SHOWS OUR AWARDS 278 MAJOR AWARDS WON 61 OLIVIER AWARDS 34 TONY AWARDS 3 BAFTAs OUR STORY LEARN MORE We are an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in the world. ​ SFP has developed, initiated and been lead producer of over 200 new productions and together the company has been responsible for winning 61 Olivier Awards, 39 Tonys and 3 BAFTAs.

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  • OUR AWARDS | Sonia Friedman

    OUR AWARDS 278 MAJOR AWARDS WON 61 OLIVIER AWARDS 39 TONY AWARDS 3 BAFTAs We are proud to have won numerous awards for shows we have led, developed, initiated and produced. Olivier Awards SEE MORE Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Best Musical Revival, 2023 Rodgers & Hammertein's Oklahoma!, Arthur Darvill, Best Actor in a Musical, 2023 Patriots, Will Keen, Best Supporting Actor, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Best New Play, 2020 Leopoldstadt, Adrian Scarborough, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2020 Fiddler on the Roof, Best Musical Revival, 2020 All About Eve, Monica Dolan, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 2019 The Inheritance, Best New Play, 2019 The Inheritance, Stephen Daldry, Best Director, 2019 The Inheritance, Kyle Soller, Best Actor, 2019 The Inheritance, Best Lighting Design, 2019 Summer and Smoke, Best Revival, 2019 Summer and Smoke, Patsy Ferran, Best Actress, 2019 The Ferryman, Best New Play, 2018 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Best Director, 2018 The Ferryman, Laura Donnelly, Best Actress, 2018 Ink, Bertie Carvel, Best Supporting Actor, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best New Play, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany, Best Director, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jamie Parker, Best Actor, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Noma Dumezweni, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Anthony Boyle, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Neil Austin, Best Lighting Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Gareth Fry, Best Sound Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Katrina Lindsay, Best Costume Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christine Jones, Best Set Design, 2017 Dreamgirls, Amber Riley, Best Actress in a Musical, 2017 Dreamgirls, Adam J Bernard, Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, 2017 Oresteia, Robert Icke, Best Director, 2016 Sunny Afternoon, Best New Musical, 2015 Sunny Afternoon, John Dagleish, Best Actor in a Musical, 2015 Sunny Afternoon, George Maguire, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, 2015 Sunny Afternoon, Ray Davis, Outstanding Achievement in Music, 2015 The Nether, Es Devlin, Best Set Design, 2015 King Charles III, Best New Play, 2015 The Book of Mormon, Best New Musical, 2014 The Book of Mormon, Gavin Creel, Best Actor in a Musical, 2014 The Book of Mormon, Stephen Ashfield, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, 2014 The Book of Mormon, Casey Nicholaw, Best Theatre Choreography, 2014 Chimerica, Best New Play, 2014 Chimerica, Lyndsey Turner, Best Director, 2014 Chimerica, Es Devlin, Best Set Design, 2014 Chimerica, Tim Lutkin and Finn Ross, Best Lighting Design, 2014 Chimerica, Carolyn Downing, Best Sound Design, 2014 Ghosts, Best Revival, 2014 Ghosts, Lesley Manville, Best Actress, 2014 Ghosts, Jack Lowden, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2014 Merrily We Roll Along, Best Musical Revival, 2014 Merrily We Roll Along, Gareth Owen, Best Sound Design, 2014 Legally Blonde, Best New Musical, 2011 Legally Blonde, Sheridan Smith, Best Actress in a Musical, 2011 Legally Blonde, Jill Halfpenny, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, 2011 The Mountaintop, Best New Play, 2010 Jerusalem, Mark Rylance, Best Actor in a Play, 2010 Jerusalem, Ultz, Best Set Design, 2010 La Cage Aux Folles, Best Musical Revival, 2009 La Cage Aux Folles, Douglas Hodge, Best Actor in a Musical, 2009 Rock 'n' Roll, Rufus Sewell, Best Actor in a Play, 2007 Woman in White, Mick Potter, Best Sound Design, 2005 Hitchcock Blonde, William Dudley, Best Set Design, 2004 Ragtime, Maria Friedman, Best Actress in a Musical, 2004 Tony Awards SEE MORE Leopoldstadt, Best Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Patrick Marber, Best Director of a Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Brandon Uranowitz, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Best Costume Design of a Play, 2023 New York, New York, Beowulf Boritt, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, 2023 The Inheritance, Best Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Stephen Daldry, Best Direction of a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Andrew Burnap, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Lois Smith, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, 2020 The Ferryman, Best Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Best Direction of a Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Rob Howell, Best Scenic Design of a Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Rob Howell, Best Costume Design of a Play, 2019 Ink, Bertie Carvel, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, 2019 Ink, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Neil Austin, 2019 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany, Best Director, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Katrina Lindsay, Best Costume Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Neil Austin, Best Lighting Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christine Jones, Best Scenic Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Gareth Fry, Best Sound Design, 2018 A View from the Bridge, Best Revival of a Play, 2016 Humans, Best Play, 2016 A Raisin in the Sun, Best Revival of a Play, 2014 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Judy Kaye, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2012 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Michael McGrath, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2012 Death of a Salesman, Best Revival of a Play, 2012 Death of a Salesman, Mike Nichols, Best Direction of a Play, 2012 The Book Of Mormon, Best Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, Best Book of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, Best Original Score, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, Best Direction of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Larry Hochman & Stephen Oremus, Best Orchestrations, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Scott Pask, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Brian MacDevitt, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Brian Ronan, Best Sound Design of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Nikki M. James, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2011 Jerusalem, Mark Rylance, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, 2011 La Cage Aux Folles, Best Revival of a Musical, 2010 La Cage Aux Folles, Douglas Hodge, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, 2010 La Cage Aux Folles, Terry Johnson, Best Direction of a Musical, 2010 A Little Night Music, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, 2010 A View From the Bridge, Scarlett Johansson, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, 2010 The Norman Conquests, Best Revival of a Play, 2009 Boeing-Boeing, Best Revival of a Play, 2008 Boeing-Boeing, Mark Rylance, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, 2008 Faith Healer, Ian McDiarmid, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, 2006 Noises Off, Katie Finneran, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, 2002 BAFTAs Best Single Drama, Together, 2022 Drama Series, Wolf Hall, 2016 Leading Actor, Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall, 2016 The Stage Awards Producer of the Year, Sonia Friedman, 2019 Producer of the Year, Sonia Friedman, 2017 Producer of the Year, Sonia Friedman, 2016 Producer of the Year, Sonia Friedman, 2015 Evening Standard Awards SEE MORE Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Best Musical, 2022 Rodgers & Hammerstien's Oklahoma!, Patrick Vaill, Best Musical Performance, 2022 The Inheritance, Best Play, 2018 The Jungle, Miriam Buether, Best Design, 2018 The Ferryman, Best Play, 2017 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Best Director, 2017 The Ferryman, Tom Glynn-Carney, Emerging Talent, 2017 Dreamgirls, Amber Riley, Best Musical Performance, 2017 Ink, Best Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best Play, 2016 Oresteia, Robert Icke, Best Director, 2015 All My Sons, Howard Davies, Best Director, 2010 Jerusalem, Best Play, 2009 Jerusalem, Mark Rylance, Best Actor, 2009 Othello, Lenny Henry, Outstanding Newcomer, 2009 That Face, Polly Stenham, Most Promising Playwright, 2007 Home Place, Brian Friel, Best Play, 2005 Drama Desk Awards SEE MORE The Piano Lesson, Outstanding Revival of a Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Outstanding Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Brandon Uranowitz, Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play, 2023 New York, New York, Beowulf Boritt, Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical, 2023 The Inheritance, Outstanding Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Stephen Daldry, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Paul Hilton, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Lois Smith, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid, Oustanding Sound Design in a Play, 2020 The Ferryman, Outstanding Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Tom Glynn-Carney, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Nick Powell, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play, 2019 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Outstanding New Broadway Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christine Jones, Outstanding Set Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Neil Austin, Outstanding Light Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Finn Ross and Ash Woodward, Outstanding Projection Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Gareth Fry, Outstanding Sound Design, 2018 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Joe DiPietro, Outstanding Book of a Musical, 2012 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Judy Kaye, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2012 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Michael McGrath, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2012 Death of a Salesman, Outstanding Revival of a Play, 2012 Death of a Salesman, Mike Nichols, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2012 The Book of Mormon, Outstanding Musical, 2011 The Book of Mormon, Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, Outstanding Director of a Musical, 2011 The Book of Mormon, 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Trevor Nunn, Best Director, 2007 Otherwise Engaged, Anthony Head, Best Supporting Actor, 2006 The Woman in White, Michael Ball, Best Takeover Role, 2006 The Woman in White, Maria Friedman, Best Actress in a Musical, 2005 The Woman in White, Angela Christian, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, 2005 The Woman in White, Michael Crawford, Best Actor in a Musical, 2005 The Woman in White, Trevor Nunn, Best Director, 2005 The Woman in White, William Dudley, Best Set Designer, 2005 What the Night Is For, Gillian Anderson, Best Actress in a Play, 2003 Up For Grabs, Sian Thomas, Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2003 Up For Grabs, Madonna’s West End debut, Theatre Event of the Year, 2003 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Victoria Hamilton, Best Actress in a Play, 2002 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Best Play Revival, 2002 South Bank Sky Arts Awards Uncle Vanya, 2021 The Inheritance, 2019 The Jungle, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 2017 King Charles III, 2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards 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  • Sonia Friedman: Leadership changes are a chance for an industry-wide shake-up

    Back to News & Press Sonia Friedman: Leadership changes are a chance for an industry-wide shake-up Monday, 12 February 2024 By Matthew Hemley Read the original article here . Sonia Friedman has hailed the “giant sea change” the industry is going through as a chance for the new leaders of various theatres to “shake the whole thing up”. The acclaimed producer told The Stage that she felt the changes in regimes at theatres across England meant there was "new blood, new energy and new optimism", claiming it would be positive for the sector. It comes as many theatres undergo leadership changes, including the Donmar Warehouse , the Royal Court , the RSC , London’s National Theatre and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre . The Royal Court , now under the artistic directorship of David Byrne , has recently been the subject of media scrutiny after it emerged a period of consultation was underway, with the venue’s literary department understood to be at risk. However, Friedman said: "I am not going to talk about what has happened, but what I can say is I think it’s a really really exciting future. I met with David Byrne today – I think it’s going to be great." She acknowledged it was "complicated" but said "new regimes, new ideas and new voices" would be positive overall. "It’s a huge period of change [in the sector]. It’s the year of the election but it’s also the year of this giant sea change in theatre, in our institutions. Every single one of them will have a new artistic director - it’s giant if you think about it. I think it’s fantastic we have all this new blood, all this new energy and new optimism, and I hope at its heart, it will encourage and bring on a whole new generation of writers, and indeed writers who feel they haven’t had a place to have a voice to come back," she said. She added: “I genuinely believe it’s a really good time for theatre." She highlighted the challenges facing venues, including reduced Arts Council England funding and "crippling debts", but said new leaders now had a chance to change things up. "Those issues have to be dealt with, but at the heart of it we have some really dynamic, really exciting. New people are coming in and in one sense they sort of have nothing to lose. I know if I was running those institutions I would be like: 'Well let’s just shake the whole thing up, what can we do?'. It needs a shake up. I am excited for our future." Friedman was speaking to The Stage at the opening night of Jez Butterworth ’s new play The Hills of California , which she is co-producing. Friedman said it was a "great honour" to work with Butterworth and revealed she had been told about the play about a year ago while she was in New York. "He sent me a text saying: ’I have written a play...’ I was quite low that day and I got this text and I went: ’Okay, breathe. Something to live for,’" she said. Friedman added that her brother had recently died and that Butterworth’s play about family loss and broken dreams had resonated with her. "I read it and was pretty devastated as my brother has recently died and we used to sing and dance as children. When the play arrived I said to Jez: ’Did you raid my soul? This is my story, that’s my family up there’. "We have been spending a lot of time in my family going through our past, as is what happens when you lose someone – particularly a sibling. [The play] absolutely pierced my soul," she said, adding: "I was absolutely broken and actually I don’t think I have fully recovered from the experience of it. Great work, great art, can change you and it is changing me and the way I am thinking about my life, my family and my history. I am absolutely blessed to work with Jez and [director] Sam Mendes." Up Up

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