Kim Cattrall, who last appeared in both the Broadway and West End productions of PRIVATE LIVES, will star in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at the Old Vic under the direction of War Horse's Marianne Elliott.
The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that performances are slated to begin in June, with rehearsals beginning in April.
Sweet Bird of Youth opens in the Gulf Coast hotel suite of Princess Kosmonopolis, an aging Hollywood starlet, and Chance Wayne, an actor-turned-gigolo pushing 30. Chance has just brought the Princess to his hometown after the disastrous premiere of her latest film, and hopes to use her fame and connections to win back his former love, Heavenly, whose powerful father Boss Finley drove him out of town years earlier. But when a mistake from his past resurfaces, Chance’s plan quickly unravels and the pair are forced to confront their crumbling dreams.
Cattrall, an international star of film, TV and stage, starred as Amanda in Sir Richard Eyre's production of Private Lives at London's Vaudeville Theatre in 2010 and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre prior to Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in Wild Honey with Sir Ian McKellen.