Natalie Imbruglia is about to be feeling torn all over again. The three-time Grammy nominee will make her U.K. stage debut in a revival of the classic Alan Ayckbourn love triangle play Things We Do For Love. Directed by Laurence Boswell, the production is set to run April 16, 2014 through April 26 at the Theatre Royal Bath, followed by a U.K. tour. Further casting and tour details will be announced shortly.
Things We Do For Love follows Barbara, a woman living in immaculate order on the middle floor of her converted house in South West London. Downstairs, lovelorn postman and part-time plumber Gilbert has created a shrine to his landlady. Upstairs, the flat is empty, a perfect escape for Nikki (Imbruglia), Barbara's old school-friend, and her fiancé Hamish. Unfortunately Barbara and Hamish take an instant dislike to one another – a hostility that hides deeper feelings.
Australian popstar and actress Imbruglia began her career on Neighbours, where she played Beth Brennan. As a singer, her hit single “Torn,” and the subsequent album, Left Of The Middle, sold more than six million copies. She co-starred in the 2003 film Johnny English with Rowan Atkinson and the 2009 film Closed for Winter.
Boswell received a Tony nomination for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. His West End credits include Popcorn, Up For Grabs and This Is Our Youth. He has been the Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio since 2011. He is also an Associate Artist of the RSC.