Rula Lenska will star in the new Evelyn play

The Wildcard Theater and Mercury Theater are delighted to announce the casting of Rula Lenska in the new play Evelyn which will run June 3-12 at the Mercury Theater and June 23-July 16 at the Southwark Playhouse.

Rula is one of Britain’s most beloved actresses. Since her breakthrough in Rock Follies in 1976, she has appeared in numerous films, television programs and stage productions. Having had roles on such iconic shows as EastEnders, Doctor Who, One Foot In The Grave and Footballers’ Wives, Rula also had the co-lead role with friend John Inman in the 1981 comedy series Take A Letter Mr Jones. Rula was recently seen playing Claudia Colby in the iconic British soap opera, Coronation Street. Rula originally appeared on the show between December 2009 and May 2011 before reprising the role in July 2018.

In “Evelyn”, Rula plays the unsuspecting landlady Jeanne who takes pity on Sandra, a stranger who might not
be who she says she is…

Inspired by real events, Evelyn is a popular story of justice in modern Britain that asks the question: when is justice really done? This unflinching play takes an unflinching look at vigilantism, social media, and our collective quickness to judge, despise, threaten, and sometimes attack.

Evelyn’s premise saw writer Tom Ratcliffe shortlisted for the 2016 admission of the Old Vic 12 before the play reached the longlist of 27 plays for the 2017 Verity Bargate Award. The play was also shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize and the Theatre503 Playwright Award.

01 June – 12 June 2022: Mercury Theatre, Colchester
June 23 – July 16, 2022: Southwark Playhouse

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