Doctor Foster star is coming to Nottingham Playhouse


It’s a very different role for the actress

Sara Stewart, one of the stars of the BBC’s award-winning drama Doctor Foster is coming to Nottingham.

Stewart worked alongside Suranne Jones as Susie Parks, the mother of Kate, who had an affair with, then married Foster’s first husband Simon.

Her other TV and film roles include Above Suspicion, Fresh Meat, Taggart and Midsomer Murders, plus Batman Begins and Transformers: The Last Knight.

Following the success of the gripping drama, Stewart will now be taking up a very different role as Ranevskya in Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard.

The classic play tells the story of a family on the edge of ruin and a country at risk of revolution.

The new version of The Cherry Orchard is equal parts tragic and funny – and was created by Olivier Award-winner Simon Stephens, whose previous work includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Doll’s House.

Other members of the cast include Playhouse favourites Kenneth Alan Taylor and John Elkington.

The play will also be the final production for outgoing artistic director Giles Croft – who leaves behind an 18-year legacy of productions including Polygraph, Rat Pack Confidential, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Ashes, Arcadia and The Kite Runner.

Croft said of the play: “When thinking about what would be my final production I was unsure of where to begin. I knew that it had to be a play that I love. I have never directed Chekov, I love The Cherry Orchard and is there a better play about change?”

It runs from Friday, November 3 to Saturday, November 18 and tickets are available from Nottingham Playhouse’s Box Office, call 0115 941 9419 or visit

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