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Penelope Wilton and Ophelia Lovibond to star in David Hare revival at Menier Chocolate Factory

Penelope Wilton and Ophelia Lovibond will star as mother and daughter in The Bay at Nice. Photos: Manuel Harlan
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Richard Eyre will direct a revival of The Bay at Nice at the Menier Chocolate Factory, starring Penelope Wilton.

Wilton will star in the David Hare play, alongside a cast that also includes Martin Hutson, Ophelia Lovibond and David Rintoul.

The play, first performed in 1986 at the National Theatre, explores a mother and daughter’s “fight for personal ideals and domestic responsibilities”, set amid the art scene of 1950s Leningrad.

Wilton and Lovibond will play the central characters.

The production runs from March 14 until May 4, with press night on March 19.

Further creative team members have not yet been announced.