Bridgerton and Happy Valley stars' new play moves venue for new shows

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More tickets released for Bridgerton star's playCRAIG SUGDEN

Even more tickets have been released for A Little Life – a new play starring Happy Valley's James Norton, Bridgerton's Luke Thompson It's A Sin's Omari Douglas, and The Witcher's Zach Wyatt.

Following unprecedented demand for its original run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, the play will move to another central London venue, the Savoy Theatre, as part of a five-week extension with shows booking into August.

A Little Life is being adapted from Hanya Yanagihara's original novel – which was nominated for the Booker Prize in 2015 – for the West End stage.

Its last relocation, to the Savoy, starts on Tuesday, July 4 and concludes on Saturday, August 5. Booking opens at 10am today (Friday, March 10).

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The extended West End run for the play, directed by Ivo van Hove, follows a short run from Tuesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 18 at the Richmond Theatre in Richmond-upon-Thames. Performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre will take place from Saturday, March 25 to Sunday, June 18.

A Little Life follows four classmates from a small US college who move to New York to pursue their careers. It deals with complex themes including abuse, race, privilege, sexuality, friendship and addiction.

On March 30, there will be a gala performance of the play in support of the mental health charity Mind. Additionally, the production will call on Victoria Abbott of the community interest company Applause for Thought as a Production Wellbeing Practitioner, or PWP.

Victoria will provide bespoke support to cast and crew throughout rehearsals and the time the show is in theatres, and her role will also cover the development of resources for front-of-house teams at the theatres and audience members.

This is the first English-language adaptation of A Little Life, which was previously adapted in Dutch.

"The book is a kind of a mystery, because it became a huge bestseller," van Hove told BBC News. "It's a little bit strange because it talks about cruel things, about a traumatic experience that haunts somebody for the rest of his life."

Van Hove added that it is his "dream" to stage the play in English, saying: "I'm really looking forward to seeing how it will work when it's in the original language, that's a prospect that I cannot wait to start."

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He also talked about the cast, saying that he believes they have a top group of actors to lead this project.

"I think I have a very good team of actors," he said. "I really took my time to talk to people, do auditions, because it's very intense to play it, and I hope I have found a group that can trust each other."

The play will be 3 hours and 40 minutes long. Tickets are now available to purchase, and you can buy them here.

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