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Thandie Newton Discusses Theater Debut in ‘Death and the Maiden’ (+ New Poster & Start Dates)

Thandie Newton Discusses Theater Debut in 'Death and the Maiden' (+ New Poster & Start Dates)

In June, Tambay posted that Thandie Newton was set to star in the first West End revival of Death and the Maiden.

A recent visit to the website revealed that it’s been updated with a new poster as well as the official start dates of the production.

Death and the Maiden centers on Paulina, a woman once held as a political prisoner. 15 years after the horrific experience, she and her husband are visited by a man Paulina is convinced is her captor.

Newton stars as Paulina, the same role that Sigourney Weaver played in the 1994 film version of Maiden, directed by Roman Polanski.

Below, see a clip of Newton in a recent interview with BBC discussing the play and how she felt making the transition from screen to stage.

Previews are scheduled to begin October 13th – 22nd at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre, with the official run from October 24th – January 21st.

For more details and tickets, click here.

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Kia, I caught that as well. Very quick but indeed saying that the stresses of acting on stage are waaay more difficult than film. Alfre Woodard has a great saying “When I prepare for film, I think. When I prepare for stage, I train like an Olympic athlete”

Break a Leg to Thandie and the whole production!


Love that Thandie respects the craft of acting for the theater vs film. Great. I hope to make it to London before the play closes. I saw the film version and it’s definitely a role Thandie can rock.

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