Following her recent acclaimed performance in Blithe Spirit opposite Angela Lansbury, it has been announced that Janie Dee will lead the cast of a new production of 84 Charing Cross Road at the Salisbury Playhouse. The play premiered at the theatre in 1981.
James Roose-Evans - who wrote the stage adaptation and directed the original production - has signed up to direct the revival. 84 Charing Cross Road runs between Thursday 5th and Saturday 28th February 2015.
84 Charing Cross Road tells the story of Helene Hanff who, over a period of 20 years beginning in 1949, had a transatlantic correspondence with a bookseller based at the titular address. Based on Hanff's 1970 book, the play enjoyed success in the West End and on Broadway. It was also adapted into a film which starred Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft.
Janie Dee is one of theatre’s biggest stars, having played countless starring roles in musicals and plays in both London’s West End and in some of the UK’s most prestigious regional theatres. As well as Blithe Spirit, Dee's most recent theatre credits include Putting It Together (St James) and Noises Off (Old Vic).