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|Wanamaker Wants To Make Mamet Proud
- Zoe takes on David's latest revival
Zoe Wanamaker stars next month in the Donmar Warehouse production of David Mamet's Boston Marriage.
Wanamaker follows in the footsteps of Mamet's wife Rebecca Pidgeon, who took the lead when the play premiered two years ago at The Boston American Repertory Theatre. Boston Marriage focuses on the mysterious relationship of two Victorian women labelled lesbian by their contemporaries.
Contrasting the male world of works like American Buffalo, Glen Garry Glen Ross and Speed The Plow, the linguistically charged play does away with the macho posturing deemed misogynistic by critics.
Wanamaker draws on her experience acting in Mamet's The Old Neighbourhood at The Royal National Theatre. And she is no stranger to the Donmar, where her performance in the title role of Electra won her an Olivier. Wanamaker's return secures Sam Mendes' reputation for attracting first-class performers and playwrights to his off West End theatre.