In a starring role, Kim Cattrall will read the part of ageing actress Alexandra Del Lago who engages in an affair with a gigolo who is much younger than her.

Cattrall describes her character as "a f****d-up, sex and drug addicted alcoholic who's self-hating and self-loathing" which, she adds, is easy to play because she possesses none of those traits.

Set in a racially segregated Floridian town, the play will be staged at London's prestigious Old Vic theatre.

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