See Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones prepping for her new stage role

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Jones will take the lead in the Bryony Lavery thriller Frozen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Feb 9th to May 5th. 

Fresh of the back of her success at the recent National Television Awards, Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones is now deep in rehearsal for her part in the latest production of Bryony Lavery’s emotional thriller, Frozen. Alongside her for the three-month run, will be Last Tango In Halifax alumni Nina Sosanya, and Line of Duty‘s Jason Watkins.

First performed at the redoubtable Birmingham Rep back in 1998, Frozen’s original production – which weaves together three stories centring on the disappearance of a young child – picked up that year’s UK Theatre Award-winning for Best New Play, while its 2004 run on Broadway earned it a Tony Award Nomination.

Here is Jones talking about her role as Nancy in the new take, which is being directed by Jonathan Munby.

Having recently stated that her busy schedule means she’s unlikely to be reprising her role as Gemma Foster this year, Jones is dedicating the first half of the year to this stage production. Already in the can, you would presume, are her on-screen appearances in ITV’s new adaptation of Vanity Fair, as well as her part alongside Stephen Graham in the BBC’s Save Me, a new drama created by the team behind Line Of Duty.

Also on Jones’ slate for later in 2018 is Gentleman Jack, penned by Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Scott & Bailey, Last Tango In Halifax).

Here’s Frozen‘s official trailer…

And here are some images of Jones in rehearsals for Frozen.

(c) Johan Persson
(c) Johan Persson

Thanks to our friends at Off To The Theatre for the tip.

You can see a full gallery of Frozen rehearsal images over at What’s On Stage.