Zoë Wanamaker
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Zoë Wanamaker
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya in a new production of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, to run in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theater, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. Howard Davies will direct. Additional casting, as well as scheduling, will be announced at a later date.

Wanamaker is currently starring in a West End revival of All My Sons, also directed by Davies. The actress received an Olivier Award for Electra, a performance which also garnered her one of four Tony Award nominations. She has also been nominated for Piaf, Loot, and most recently, Awake and Sing! Among her many other stage credits are productions of Much Ado About Nothing, His Girl Friday, Battle Royal, The Crucible, and The Rose Tattoo at the National. Her screen credits include My Family, Gormenghast, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

As previously announced, Davies' staging of Cherry Orchard will be broadcast as part of the the second season of NT Live next spring.

For further information, visit: www.whatsonstage.com.