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The Donmar Warehouse has announced the full cast for the world premiere of a new play by Nick Payne, Elegy, which will run at the venue from 21 April to 18 June 2016, with an opening night on 27 April.
The full cast comprises of Barbara Flynn (Carrie), Nina Sosanya (Miriam) and Zoë Wanamaker (Lorna). The play will be directed by Josie Rourke and has set design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
Synopsis: "What if every neuron in the human brain could be mapped and decoded? Every act of human behaviour catalogued and wholly understood? Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it’s now possible to augment and extend life. Elegy explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us. But at what cost?"
Barbara Flynn has previously appeared at the Donmar in 'Versailles' and 'The Bullet'. Other London stage credits include 'The Revenger’s Tragedy' and 'King Lear' at the National Theatre and 'An Experiment with an Air Pump' at the Hampstead Theatre. Her numerous television roles include 'Pat & Cabbage', 'The Borgias', 'Cranford', 'New Tricks', 'The Queen', 'Cracker' and 'Open All Hours'. Film credits include '1864' and 'Miss Potter'.
Nina Sosanya has previously appeared at the Donmar in 'The Vote', 'Privacy' and 'The Vortex'. Other London stage credits include 'Apologia' at the Bush Theatre, 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' at the Novello and 'Fix Up' at the National Teatre. Her television credits include 'W1A', 'Last Tango in Halifax', 'Silk', 'Shetland', 'Wizards vs Aliens', 'Treasure Island'. Film credits include 'Manderlay' and 'Love Actually'.
Zoë Wanamaker was very recently starring in the West End in 'Harlequinade/All On Her Own', which ended its run at the Garrick Theatre on Wednesday 13 January 2016. Wanamaker returns to the Donmar having previously appeared in 'Boston Marriage', 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'Electra', for which she won an Olivier Award. Other London stage credits include 'Stevie' at Hampstead, 'Passion Play' at Duke of York’s, 'All My Sons' at Apollo and National Theatre productions of 'The Cherry Orchard', 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'The Rose Tattoo'. Television credits include 'My Family', 'Poirot', 'Doctor Who' and 'Mr. Selfridge', and film credits include 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone', 'My Week with Marilyn' and 'Wilde'.