Tracy-Ann Oberman is to star in a new production of Noel Coward's Present Laughter, at Chichester Festival Theatre.
The actress - and former JC columnist - had a huge success at Chichester last year, when she starred as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. Now she is to join Rufus Hound in the comedy - which is seen as Coward's most autobiographical play. Oberman will play Monica.
— Tracy Ann Oberman (@TracyAnnO) March 1, 2018
The new season will also feature Matt Lucas, who is making his Chichester debut in a new production of Me and My Girl. The comedian will appear alongside Caroline Quentin in the musical.
We’re delighted to announce more lead casting for #Festival2018. @RealMattLucas comes to Chichester for the first time to play Bill Snibson, the Cockney barrow boy who discovers he’s an Earl, in #MeAndMyGirl directed by @DanielEvansCFTpic.twitter.com/FPjCEVbTnR— Chichester Theatre (@ChichesterFT) March 1, 2018
Present Laughter will run from April 20 to May 12, with Me and My Girl running over the summer, from July 2 to August 25.