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Joan Collins coming to SE1

Joan Collins is set to star at the Old Vic in Waterloo this autumn.

Joan has confirmed her appearance in Ken Ludwig's new comedy Moon Over Buffalo, which opens in mid-October.

Set in Buffalo, New York in 1953 and written by the author of smash hit Lend Me a Tenor, Ken Ludwig's screwball comedy played to packed houses at its New York premiere last year.

Show business is renowned for broken marriages. However, George and Charlotte have been together for thirty years and their marriage and stage careers are perfect – until Charlotte discovers that George is having an affair with the juvenile lead in their current production.

The news of Collins' appearance at an SE1 theatre follows reports last week that Nicole Kidman is to appear at the National Theatre next year.

Moon Over Buffalo is presented by Bill Kenwright. The production is scheduled to run at the Old Vic up to 12 January 2002. It is expected to be followed on 14 January by The Island, the classic South African prison drama from Johannesburg's Market Theatre which recently ran at the National Theatre on the South Bank for a short season.

The title of the play has been changed to Over the Moon

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