Following a three-week run at West Yorkshire Playhouse earlier this year, the stage adaptation of Lisa Genova’s novel, Still Alice, will tour the UK from September 2018.
The play follows 50 year-old Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor at Harvard University, as she battles with early-onset dementia and explores the effects the disease has on identity, family and relationships.
The tour will open at the Sheffield Lyceum on 12th September before playing at Richmond Theatre (18th to 22nd September), the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh (25th to 29th September) and the Norwich Theatre Royal (2nd to 6th October).
It will also visit the Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford from 9th to 13th October, and the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from 20th to 24th November.
Further venues are to be announced; group travel organisers should contact their chosen location for information on group rates.
Casting and creatives
Still Alice is directed by David Grindley and stars Sharon Small as Alice. Small is best known for playing Barbara Havers in The Inspector Linley Mysteries (BBC1), Trudi Malloy in Mistresses (BBC1), and Christine in the film adaptation of About A Boy.
Her array of stage work includes Simon Stephens’s adaptation of The Threepenny Opera; Caroline in Luna Gale; Carmen Disruption; The Arden of Faversham; and When Harry Met Sally.
David Grindley’s career as a theatre director in the West End, on Broadway, around the UK and in Ireland includes Journey’s End, Six Degrees of Separation, Our Boys, Pygmalion plus others.
In 2014, the novel Still Alice was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, for which Moore won the Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Best Actress.
For further information visit www.stillaliceplay.co.uk