Star of successful Channel 4 drama Shameless, Maxine Peake is following her critically acclaimed role as Hamlet performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, with a lead role in Zinnie Harris’ play How to Hold Your Breath at London’s Royal Court Theatre. The play is said to deal with our most previous history concerning Europe, it aims to question the principles that exist in our culture today, and the cost that they present to us.
The production is to be directed by the theatre’s artistic director Vicky Featherstone. In addition to recent Royal Court projects, they have teamed up with The Guardian to produce a small number of filmed microplays, you may view the whole series here. How to Hold Your Breath opens on the 4th of February 2015, for more details go here.