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Harold and Maude extends with new stars Linda Marlowe and Patrick Walshe McBride

HAROLD and Maude has extended its run at Charing Cross Theatre by six weeks and is now booking until May 12, 2018.

And Linda Marlowe and Patrick Walshe McBride now play the title roles.

Linda Marlowe worked with Steven Berkoff over a 25-year span as his leading lady in most of his plays, touring internationally and in the West End. Her association with him gave rise to her first solo show, Berkoff’s Women.

She followed that with No Fear, Mortal Ladies Possessed, Believe, The World’s Wife, written by Carol Ann Duffy, the poet Laureate, and Miss Havisham’s Expectations. She has toured these shows nationally and internationally and won the What’s On Stage, Peoples Choice Theatre Award as Best Actress in her solo show Berkoff’s Women, seen in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre.

In her many TV and film appearances she has worked with Richard Burton, Peter OToole, Albert Finney, Adrien Brody and Gillian Anderson. She last appeared at Charing Cross Theatre as the star of Tennessee Williams’ In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel.

Patrick Walshe McBride is currently appearing daily on BBC1 as series regular Sebastian in Shakespeare & Hathaway. On stage, he played the title role in Peer Gynt (Barbican and BBC Radio 3) and appeared in the West End with Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 (Noel Coward Theatre). He was a finalist for the Michael Bryant Award (National Theatre) and the Carleton Hobbs Award (BBC Radio).

The cast also includes Anthony Cable, Rebecca Caine, Christopher Dickins, Joanna Hickman, Samuel Townsend, Anne White and Johnson Willis.

Written by Colin Higgins, Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic romantic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing: a compulsive, self-destructive young man and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.

Produced by Steven M. Levy and Vaughan Williams, Harold and Maude is directed by Thom Southerland and designed by Francis O’Connor, with costume design by Jonathan Lipman, lighting by Matt Clutterham and sound by Andrew Johnson. Composer is Michael Bruce.