Kathryn’s a tarty mistress

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WIGAN actress Kathryn Drysdale has landed a new role at the theatre.

The 33-year-old will star alongside X-Men star James McAvoy in The Ruling Class at the Trafalgar Studios in London from January 16 until April 15 next year. The official opening will be on January 27.

The production, which is part of the Trafalgar Transformed season, is a satirical comedy written by Peter Barnes and is about Jack (played by James McAvoy), a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, who inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident.

But he finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle as his scheming family strives to uphold their reputation.

Kathryn will play Grace Shelley - his mistress.

The Ruling Class premiered in 1968 at the Nottingham Playhouse and transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End where it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Drama in 1969.

It was then made into a movie in 1972 starring Peter O’Toole.

Kathryn is mainly known for her role as Louise Brooks in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, but her most recent parts have been in Benidorm as Natalie.

She was also in One Chance last year - comedy-drama film about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts.

Her stage credits include The Recruiting Officer, Love’s Labour’s Lost and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.