Blanchett treads boards in Lon­don

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Cate Blanchett will ap­pear in a new play by Martin Crimp at the Na­tional The­atre next year.

The Hol­ly­wood star, above, will per­form in Lon­don op­po­site Stephen Dil­lane in When We Have Suf­fi­ciently Tor­tured Each Other, 12 vari­a­tions on Samuel Richard­son’s Pamela.

Us­ing Richard­son’s novel as provo­ca­tion, the play will ex­plore the messy and of­ten vi­o­lent na­ture of de­sire and the fluid roles men and women play.

Blanchett makes her Na­tional The­atre debut.

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