British actress Thandie Newton is swapping Hollywood for the London stage in a West End production of political thriller Death and the Maiden.
The Crash star will make her big stage debut as Paulina, a former political prisoner traumatised by a captor she never saw, who sets out to seek revenge years later.
The show, a revival of Ariel Dorfman's 1990 play, will be directed by Jeremy Herrin and begin previews at the Comedy Theatre on 13 October (11).