London fans hoping to see their favorite Sex and the City star live on stage will have to wait a little longer. Kim Cattrall, who was set to play the titular role in Penelope Skinner’s new play Linda, has withdrawn from the production due to her doctor’s orders. The announcement was made Thursday.
“With great sadness and at the advice of my doctors, I will not be able to continue with the Royal Court’s production of Linda,” Cattrall said in a press statement. “I appreciate all the support I have received from the theatre and cannot thank them enough for allowing me to put my health first.” Olivier award winner Noma Dumezweni (A Raisin In The Sun) will replace Cattrall in the lead role.
“We are all deeply sorry that Kim is uanble to continue with the the production and she has our warmest wishes,” said Vicky Featherstone, Royal Court Theatre’s artistic director.
Linda is the story of Linda Wilde, a 55-year-old busiesswoman who takes on a new “ambitious” project. She seems to have it all, but underneath, she may not be as put together as she seems. Linda opens at the Royal Court Theatre on Nov. 26 and will run until Jan 9.