Keira Knightley to return to theatre

Updated: Oct 24, 2010, 20:05 PM IST

London: British actress Keira Knightley is set to make a comeback on the stage after acting in ‘The Misanthrope’ last year.

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star took to the stage in December 2009 in an adaptation of playwright Moliere`s classic, opposite Damian Lewis and Tara Fitzgerald. Knightley`s performance was, however, mauled by critics who branded her inexperienced and inadequate.

However, she is returning to the stage with a production of Lillian Hellman`s ‘The Children`s Hour’ opposite ‘Mad Men’ star Elisabeth Moss, reports

‘The Children`s Hour’ is set in an all-girls boarding school and tells the story of an angry student who runs away and avoids being sent back by telling her family the two headmistresses are having a lesbian affair.

The story was made into a movie of the same name in 1961 starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine.