Lindsey Lohan confirmed to make West End stage debut in Speed-the-Plow
Troubled star to step into Madonna’s old shoes in David Mamet’s Hollywood satire
Lindsay Lohan in London last week. It has been comfirmed that she will join the West End production of Speed-the-Plow. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images)
Lindsay Lohan is to make her stage debut in London’s West End in a play about the movie business.She will appear in Speed-The-Plow, by US writer David Mamet, from September 24th. The play, described as a “satirical portrayal of Hollywood”, will run at the Playhouse Theatre in London until November 29th.
Lohan will play Karen — portrayed by Madonna in the original 1988 production — with further casting details yet to be announced.
Speaking to the New York Times about joining the production, the actor said: I’m nervous but I’m excited.” Lohan, who first found fame as a child star in Mean Girls and Freaky Friday, has been in the headlines more recently for her troubled private life. Recent roles include playing Elizabeth Taylor in the TV film Liz And Dick about the star’s relationship with Richard Burton.
Mamet is one of America’s most respected dramatists and the author of critically-acclaimed plays including Glengarry Glen Ross. He has worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter on films including The Untouchables, Hoffa and Hannibal.