Sketch: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Playhouse Theatre

Women on the Verge

The brilliant Tamsin Greig and Haydn Gwynne have both been nominated for this year’s Olivier Awards for their respective roles in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

Previous Olivier winner (for Much Ado About Nothing) in 2007, Tamsin has been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her musical debut as Pepa, the lead role in the hilarious adaption of Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar nominated 1988 cult film which, following the Tony nominated production on Broadway, took to the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End late last year. For her performance as the bitter ex-wife Lucia, Haydn received her second Olivier nomination after her previous nod for her role as Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot. She reprised the role on Broadway, earning a Tony Award nomination.

The Guardian’s Michael Billington’s review included: “there is strong support from Anna Skellern, who seductively suggest hat Candela’s (her character) sexual abandon is more a product of untidiness than promiscuity and from Seline Hizli as a putative bride induced to orgasm by the valium laced gazpacho.”

I sent this sketch of the four to Haydn who not only signed it, but got the other three to do the same. Originally booked for a limited season, the production has now extended for three months until 22 August 2015.

6 thoughts on “Sketch: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Playhouse Theatre

  1. How you can capture so much personality in a sketch and then even capture a totally different personality by drawing ON TOP of one of the ones you’ve already done is just amazing. You must have quite the treasure trove of these cards by now! You ought to put them all into a book and take it down to the West End and start selling copies as a history of the shows that have been. I bet you would not believe the response!

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    • Thank you for your kind words. It takes enough time to collect the signed sketches, let alone publish a book right now! But maybe one day 🙂

      As for the personality, some people’s personality shines through their expressions, I guess that’s why they’re actors!

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