Linsday Lohan is set to make her much anticipated West End and stage debut in David Mamet’s 1988 play, Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre.
Set over three acts, Speed-the-Plow is a play about two Hollywood hot shots, Bobbie Gould and Charlie Fox, who are preparing to pitch a new book to a film company. However things go awry when both gents attempt to bed their new employee, Karen.
Lohan plays the role of Karen, a temporary secretary working for Gould and Fox. A $500 wager is placed by Fox who bets that Gould can’t get her to sleep with him. Little do they know that Karen may have a few tricks of her own up her sleeve.
Lohan, who has made her name in films such as Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Elizabeth Taylor, plays the role that was originated by Madonna on Broadway in 1988, where it ran at the Royale Theatre for 279 performances.
Speed-the-Plow is to be directed by Lindsay Posner and is set to take a satirical stance on the Hollywood film industry. Posner has previously directed other work by Mamet such as A Life in The Theatre, Oleanna and Sexual Perversity.
Further casting for Speed-the-plow is yet to be announced.
The show runs from the 24th September until the 29th of November for a strictly limited season. Tickets are now on sale.