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Sharon Gless to appear on London stage

Sharon Gless
Image caption Sharon Gless will star as retired teacher Jane Juska in the play

Cagney and Lacey star Sharon Gless is to appear on the London stage in an adaptation of A Round-Heeled Woman.

The 68-year-old will star as a divorcee in the play about a woman's sexual liberation in later life, based on Jane Juska's work.

Gless starred in the world premiere of the play in San Francisco last year, and later had a run in Miami from December 2010 to February 2011.

The show will run at the Riverside Studios in west London from 19 October.

The run is scheduled to run until 20 November.

A Round-Heeled Woman tells the story of retired Californian English teacher Juska, who realises after 30 years of being "severely deprived" of touch that she still liked men.

After placing a personals ad in The New York Review of Books and receiving 63 replies from men aged between 32 and 84, the play follows her experiences.

Gless has trodden the boards twice before in London - in the stage version of Stephen King's Misery and in Neil Simon's Chapter Two.

But she is best remembered as detective Christine Cagney from the long-running 1980s US police drama opposite Tyne Daly.

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