Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere production based  on Harriet Lane’s novel. 

The Bridge Theatre’s next production is the world premiere production based on Harriet Lane’s psychological thriller, adapted for the stage by Lucinda Coxon and directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. She’s quiet and capable, but nobody takes much notice: her face is pressed to the window, on the outside, looking in. One evening, driving back to London after visiting her infuriating parents, she comes across an upturned car crumpled on the side of the road. She waits with the injured driver, Alys Kyte, until the ambulance arrives. Later, when Alys’s famous family gets in touch, Frances finds herself for the first time ushered into the world on the other side of the window. And she begins to wonder: what would it take to become a player?

This production of Alys, Always is set to star Joanne Froggatt as Frances and Robert Glenister as Laurence. They will be joined on stage by Danny Ashok, Vineeta Rishi, Joanna David, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Sue Wallace, Simon Manyonda, Sam Woolf, Leah Gayer, Jeff Rawle and Maddie Cutter.

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes: costume design by Christina Cunningham, video design by Luke Halls, lighting by Jon Clark, music by Grant Olding, set design by Bob Crowley and sound by Gareth Fry.

Alys, Always will play at the Bridge Theatre from the 25th February until the 30th March.