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Donmar Warehouse Casting Update
Donmar Warehouse Casting Update
The Donmar Warehouse has anounced further casting for its forthcoming season.
Kim Cattrall will play Donny in Josie Rourke’s production of Cryptogram; Rhys Ifans will take the title role in Don Juan In Soho and Penelope Wilton will play opposite Ian McDiarmid in John Gabriel Borkman
Kim Cattrall's London stage credits include "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" at the Comedy Theatre in 2005. She is best known as Samantha Jones in the worldwide television hit, "Sex and the City" Her film credits include "Police Academy", "Mannequin", "Bonfire of the Vanities" and "Star Trek VI".
Rhys Ifans London stage credits include "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" at the Donmar Warehouse, "Volpone", "Under Milk Wood" (National Theatre), "Beautiful Thing" (Duke of York’s Theatre). For television, "Not Only But Always", "Shakespeare Shorts: Macbeth" and "Trial and Retribution"; and for film, "Behind the Mask", "Enduring Love", "Vanity Fair", "The Shipping News", "51st State" and "Notting Hill".
Penelope Wilton's London stage credits include "House of Bernarda Alba" at the National in 2005; "Afterplay" at the Gielgud in 2002; "Little Foxes" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2001; "The Seagull" at the Barbican in 2000; "Cherry Orchard" at the Albery 1996; "Landscape" at the National in 1994.
Cryptogram by David Mamet, directed by Josie Rourke, opens 17 Oct 2006, following previews from 12 Oct - running to 25 Nov 2006. Starring Kim Cattrall (Donny). John cannot sleep. He’s afraid to go to sleep. He doesn’t understand what is happening or why his father hasn’t returned home. David Mamet’s unsettling elliptical play charts the breakdown of a family, pinpointing the moment when childhood finally vanishes.
Don Juan In Soho by Patrick Marber, after Moliere, directed by Michael Grandage, opens 6 Dec 2006, following previews from 30 Nov - running to 10 Feb 2007. Starring Rhys Ifans (Don Juan). Moliere’s farcical, tragic, anarchic original of 1665 is relocated to modern day Soho: swank, new hotels and festering, old clip joints, crackheads in alleys and cokeheads in clubs. The destitute, the delirious, the broken and the brazen, the hustlers and hoorays, the media movers and merciless whores - all packed in to one seething square mile. Don Juan - the infamous amoral hedonist in a society entranced by sensation.
John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by David Eldridge, directed by Michael Grandage, opens 15 Feb 2007, following previews from 20 Feb 2007 - running to 14 April 2007. Starring: Ian McDiarmid (John Gabriel Borkman); Penelope Wilton (Ella Rentheim). Disgraced and destitute following a fraud scandal and imprisonment, John Gabriel Borkman paces alone in an upstairs room. Downstairs his family are trapped in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a household bound for explosion. A scorching indictment of 19th century capitalism, Ibsen’s penultimate play paints a devastating picture of selfish ambition.
Public booking for new season opens 21 Aug 2006