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The unlikeliest West End rumour of the year has in fact turned out to be true: Hollywood starlet and all-round bad girl Lindsay Lohan will be making her stage debut in the West End this autumn in a revival of David Mamet’s film industry satire ‘Speed-the-Plow‘. She’s taking on a role that Madonna played in the show’s 1988 Broadway premiere: Karen, the temporary secretary who manages to derail the plans of two film producers. Lohan’s, er, tumultuous past (and present) ought to make her a big audience draw, though we maintain a degree of scepticism over whether she’s actually going to show up. But she’s been on best (ish) behaviour recently and will be directed by safe-pair-of-hands Lindsay Posner. A dab hand at plays by Mamet, Posner will also presumably make sure the rest of the cast (yet to be announced) are tip top. So who knows where this one might go…
‘Speed-the-Plow‘ is on at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5DE from Wed Sept 24-Sat Nov 29.
By Daisy Bowie-Sell