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Cattrall will meet Mamet

Thesp will headline Donmar's revival of 'Cryptogram'

LONDON — Kim Cattrall will star in the Donmar Warehouse revival of David Mamet’s rarely seen “The Cryptogram,” directed by Josie Rourke.

The former “Sex and the City” star is one of three screen and stage names announced to headline plays in the London theater’s 2006-07 season.

The play will mark Cattrall’s return to the London stage after starring in Peter Hall’s well-received West End revival of “Whose Life Is It Anyway” in 2005. She also appeared as Sofya in the brief 1986 Broadway run of Michael Frayn’s Chekhov adaptation “Wild Honey,” with Ian McKellen.

Rourke’s production begins previews Oct. 12 and opens Oct. 17. The remaining two roles have yet to be cast.

Rhys Ifans returns to the Donmar in December to take on the sex-crazed hedonist title character in Patrick Marber’s “Don Juan in Soho.”

The fresh Donmar casting is completed by Penelope Wilton, who will play opposite the previously announced Ian McDiarmid in Ibsen’s “John Gabriel Borkman.” Last seen on screen in Woody Allen’s “Match Point,” Wilton appears in Nicholas Hytner’s forthcoming film version of “The History Boys” in a role specially written for her by Alan Bennett.

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