Donmar Warehouse sets casting for 'Trouble in Butetown'

The play will premiere in 2023.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Donmar Warehouse has set the cast for its production of Trouble in Butetown, a world-premiere play by Diana Nneka Atuona. Performances run from 10 February to 25 March 2023, with an opening night on 20 February.

The full cast includes Samuel Adewunmi as Nate, Rita Bernard-Shaw as Connie, Ifan Huw Dafydd as Patsy, Zaqi Ismail as Dullah, Gareth Kennerley as Detective Hughes, Bethan Mary-James as Peggy, Sarah Parish as Gwyneth, and Zephryn Taitte as Norman.

Led by director Tinuke Craig, the creative team also includes set designer Peter McKintosh, lighting designer Oliver Fenwick, sound designer Emma Laxton, composer Clement Ishmael, movement director Ingrid Mackinnon, and fight director Kev McCurdy.

Trouble in Butetown takes place at an illegal boarding house in Butetown, Cardiff, and Gwyneth Mbanefo constantly works to keep it secret, safe, and open. One day, an African American soldier arrives and is surprised to find out there's no segregation there, but he, like the rest of the house's occupants, know danger looms and wonders who he can trust.

Trouble in Butetown is at Donmar Warehouse.

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