According to The Daily Mail, Kathleen Turner is set to return to London in Stephen Sachs’ BAKERSFIELD MIST at the Duchess Theatre, commencing 10th May, 2014. Together with her will be Ian McDiarmid.
Turner will be celebrating her 60th birthday in June and said: “How I look now is what gives me the ability to pick great theatre roles where I can play women of character.”
She describes her character in BAKERSFIELD MIST as “this blousy woman, a little rundown – the kind of cliche of an American woman you Brits just love! – but there’s more to her. It’s about the transformative power of art and class and truth.”
The actress will star as ‘Maude Gutman’, an unemployed bartender who buys an abstract painting for $3 and discovers it could be a priceless Jackson Pollock piece. McDiarmid plays an art expert and appraiser who tells Maude what she’s uncovered.
This will be Turner’s third appearance in the West End, after The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, both of which she also starred in on Broadway. Turner has also appeared on Broadway in 1990s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Indiscretions in 1995, and High in 2011. She was nominated for Tony Awards for her performances in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Turner is currently starring in Mother Courage at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
Friday 24th January 2014