Peep Show star Isy Suttie is set to star in a new musical about the woman who compiled the London A-Z street atlas.
The actress, who plays Dobby in the Channel 4 sitcom, takes on the role of Phyllis Pearsall who claimed she had spent five years walking the capital’s streets to compile her map after coming up with the idea when she got lost on her way to a party.
Pearsall, who was made an MBE for her work, died in 1996 aged 89. The musical, written by Diane Samuels and Gwyneth Herbert, is called The A-Z of Mrs P and opens next year at the Southwark Playhouse in south London.
Ms Samuels said: “One of the joys in my life is walking around London as Phyllis did. The link seemed pretty straightforward. Then behind a simple series of very handy maps, I found out about her emotionally complex family story, particularly the relationship between Phyllis and her father Sandor Gross.
“I’d always wanted to write a father/daughter play and here, unexpectedly, it was.”