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We’ve been here before: a middle-class dinner party, an argument over something innocuous, secrets revealed. , a new adaptation of French duo Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre De La Patelliere’s feather-light comedy, makes no attempt to play with genre conventions but it still delivers a funny, well-acted roast of the modern bourgeoisie.
'Amy's View' is previewing from 14 November at the Garrick Theatre.Instead, she had a quite enjoyably unorthodox upbringing, being moved from pillar to post, at one point living in a Hackney squat."We never got a washing machine until I was about 22, and we would wash our clothes in the bath and boil our small whites." Lest this all sound like the plot of a Ken Loach movie, rest assured: "I never felt like I was being dragged around for no apparent reason," Russell says of life with her mum, a Scot who recently moved back to Dundee."My husband died at the end of series three, so I got to play the grieving Lancashire widow looking after our four children." In Peak Practice, she played a postie who goes berserk at series favourite Gary Mavers."I got rid of one of that show's most popular doctors, so I don't think I'm very popular with the ladies." For now, Russell and the actor Raymond Coulthard, her partner of 10 years, are renting in south London so as to avoid a daily commute to their home in Whitstable and leaving her time to get to grips with a straight play.(It's Marie who gets arguably that show's most haunting number, "Children and Art".) "It's so wise and so true," she says of that song and the musical, whose run finished on 2 September.
"It used to upset me, and sometimes I really had to grab hold of myself.
Russell attracted attention some 18 months ago for holding her own against a rather more famous co-star - Ewan Mc Gregor, making his musical theatre debut in Guys and Dolls.
Russell was cast as Sister Sarah, a salvationist as deliciously improper as she first seemed prim.
★★☆☆☆“Oh please stop this, I really can’t bear it,” shouts Sarah Hadland as a taken-for-granted mum halfway through this dinner party from hell. This comedy by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière was a smash in France when it first opened in 2010 as Le Prénom, since when it’s had more than a hundred productions around the world and become a film too.
So what has gone wrong in the journey from Paris to Peckham in this new version by the usually excellent writer-director Jeremy Sams?
Amy's View charts a particularly intense relationship between a mother and a daughter, terrain with which Russell, an only child, has more than a passing acquaintance.