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Some starry West End casting news to round off the week

She may be in a distinctly chilly New York but that didn't stop @polyg spotting the announcement that one of my favourite actors, Clive Owen, is taking to the West End stage in the Summer.

His last stage outing pre-dates my obsession with theatre but I've been a huge fan of his screen work since Chancer and Close My Eyes back in the early 90s.

To make this announcement even more exciting he is co-starring alongside the fantastic Lia Williams and it's a Tennessee Williams play I've yet to see - The Night of the Iguana.

It opens on 6 July at the Noel Coward Theatre with tickets on sale from Feb 5 according to What's On Stage.

But there is more.


If Clive Owen and Lia Willaims weren't an exciting enough pairing then we also have Hayley Atwell (on whom I have a huge girl crush) starring alongside the lovely Tom Burke in a new adaptation of Ibsen's Rosmersholm at the Duke of York's Theatre in the Spring.

It opens on 2 May and tickets are available now through ATG and all the usual outlets.

2019 could win awards for star power alone, what with these plays already on my 'most anticipated' list.