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Lindsay Lohan will make her West End debut in a new production of satirical drama titled ‘Speed-The-Plow’.
She previously revealed that she was in the running to land the role of Karen in the David Mamet play. The play will open on September 24 at the Playhouse theatre, and will be directed by Lindsay Posner, a Mamet acolyte who has also directed his Oleanna, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, A Life in the Theatre and American Buffalo.
Its last important appearance on the London stage was back in 2008, when Kevin Spacey performed opposite Jeff Goldblum and Laura Michelle Kelly at the Old Vic.
Lohan has recently discussed only the “potential” job with The New York Times. She said, “It’s the first time I’ve done a stage play or anything like that. I’m nervous but I’m excited.”
Other casting details haven’t been revealed yet, but director Lindsay Posner will take charge of the revival for the Theatre Royal Bath.
Furthermore, Madonna previously played Karen in a Broadway revival of ‘Speed-The-Plow’ in 1988.
Lohan will be hoping her London stage debut will give her acting career the boost it desperately needs after overcoming a series of personal issues and standard legal troubles, which resulted in a court-ordered spell in rehab last year.
Lohan has been living in London for the past few weeks, and took time to post a picture of herself on Instagram.com outside the theatre’s stage door with the caption, “At work! First day.. Read through.”