Screen star Kevin Spacey has angered fans who bought tickets for his theatre company's production of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY - as he is no longer performing in it.

Spacey, who is artistic director at London's Old Vic, has added an injection of Hollywood glamour to London's theatreland, and fans were keen to see him in the George Cukor production, which opened last month (MAY05).

But the star leaves the play this week (begs13JUN05) to work on the latest Superman movie.

And theatre-goers, who paid over $70 (GBP40) per ticket to see Spacey, are seething that they were not warned of the star's departure, as news of his replacement ADRIAN LUKIS came too late for details to be publicised on the posters.

12/06/2005 14:06