Kim Cat­trall pulls out of West End play with a mystery ill­ness

Kuwait Times - - WEEKENDER -

The ‘Sex and the City’ star was set to play the lead role in ‘Linda’ at the Royal Court The­atre in Chelsea, Lon­don from Novem­ber 26 on­wards but has now dropped out af­ter re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal ad­vice. She said in a state­ment re­leased by the the­atre: “With great sad­ness and at the ad­vice of my doc­tors, I will not be able to con­tinue with the Royal Court’s pro­duc­tion of Linda. “I ap­pre­ci­ate all the sup­port I have re­ceived from the the­atre and can­not thank them enough for al­low­ing me to put my health first.” The 59-year-old ac­tress - who was born in Liver­pool - chose not to dis­close her med­i­cal con­di­tion at this point. The ac­tress Noma Dumezweni will now re­place her as Linda, a 55-year-old woman em­bark­ing on am­bi­tious plans to save the world. The Royal Court’s artis­tic di­rec­tor Vicky Feather­stone said: “We are all deeply sorry that Kim is un­able to con­tinue with the pro­duc­tion and she has our warm­est wishes. We are ex­tremely grate­ful and also thrilled that Noma Dumezweni, one of our most bril­liant ac­tors, has agreed to take on this chal­lenge at such short no­tice. We are de­lighted that in spite of th­ese dif­fi­cul­ties Pene­lope Skin­ner’s im­por­tant play can open to our au­di­ences with min­i­mal dis­rup­tion.”

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