Eastenders star Louisa Lytton arrives at Marylebone theatre in Broken Rose production

An ex-Eastenders star is gracing the stage of a Marylebone theatre this month, in a play exploring imagination, magic and reality.

Louisa Lytton, who played Ruby Allen in Albert Square in 2005, and also competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2006, takes the lead role in new play Broken Rose at the Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street.

The play, penned by Sarah Goddard, follows Maria (Lytton), a girl who builds her own world of magic and adventure to escape an unpleasent reality.

The show runs until September 30 and tickets begin at �15.