Sheffield Theatresand co-producers David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers today announce the postponement of the tour of A Passionate Woman due to the indisposition of Lynda Bellingham.
Lynda Bellingham has been diagnosed with cancer, and has been advised that due to medical treatment it would not be possible to commit to a national tour at this time. However, she will return to the production next year.
Lynda Bellinghamsaid today, “I’m devastated not to be able to honour my commitments to the play this year, but having toured many times before, I’m aware of the sheer stamina needed, and I need to prioritise my recovery. That said, nothing’s going to stop me coming back next year, and I can’t wait to be ‘a passionate woman’.”
Daniel Evans, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, added, “A Passionate Woman is an extraordinary play about an extraordinary woman, and that woman is Lynda Bellingham. She is the heart of this production, and it’s inconceivable that we would do it without her. Our priority is to Lynda and her health, and we look forward to welcoming her back soon.”
A Passionate Woman was due to be staged at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen for a week from Monday, November 18, and Aberdeen Box Office will be contacting everyone who has bought tickets for the show.