Jonathn Spector’s Off-Broadway show will play at the Old Vic Theatre from the 6th September.

It has been announced that Oscar winning actress Helen Hunt is set to star in Katy Rudd’s (Camp SiegfriedThe Ocean at the End of the Lane) production of Jonathan Spector’s play when it heads to the Old Vic in September.

Every child is welcomed at the progressive Eureka Day school in Berkeley, California – it’s a point of pride for the parents on the Executive Committee. 

But when a public health scare erupts, it turns out tolerance and togetherness are no match for mumps… 

With further casting and creative team to be announced, Matthew Warchus, artistic director of the Old Vic said: “Following on from our enjoyable collaboration on The 47th earlier this year, I’m very happy to be working with Sonia Friedman again on this brilliantly wince-inducing, laugh-outloud, timely and volatile satire. Written in 2017, incredibly, before the Covid pandemic, Jonathan Spector’s Eureka Day is a very funny, clever and thought-provoking new play set amidst the panic of a highly contagious virus.”

Helen Hunt won an Academy Award for her role in As Good As it Gets as well starring in the television series Mad About You for which she won four Emmy Awards and and Four Golden Globes.. Her theatre credits include: Working: A Musical, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew.

Eureka Day will play at the Old Vic Theatre from the 6th September until the 31st October 2022.