Wednesday 18 October 2017

Suranne Jones to tread the boards in West End play

The actress will play a mother whose child goes missing in a new production of Frozen.

Suranne Jones (Ian West/PA)
Suranne Jones (Ian West/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Doctor Foster actress Suranne Jones has signed up to star in another psychological thriller – this time on stage.

Jones, 39, has been cast as Nancy, a mother whose child goes missing in the new production of the play Frozen, in London’s West End.

W1A, Line Of Duty and Taboo actor Jason Watkins will also star in Bryony Lavery’s award-winning play.


Frozen tackles issues of “retribution, remorse and redemption” in the “interwoven lives of three strangers as they try to make sense of the unimaginable” after a young girl walks to visit her grandmother one sunny evening but does not arrive.

Ex-Scott & Bailey and Coronation Street actress Jones’s previous theatre credits include A Few Good Men, with Rob Lowe, for which she received a Theatregoers’ Choice Award.

Watkins, 51, who starred in The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies, has appeared in more than 70 plays and was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2001.

Jason Watkins (Ian West/PA)

Frozen was commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and a production on Broadway was nominated for four Tony Awards in the US.

Directed by Jonathan Munby,  whose credits include King Lear starring Sir Ian McKellen, the play opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a 12-week run from Friday February 9 next year.

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