Full casting announced for The Lady from the Sea at the Donmar Warehouse

The Lady from the Sea

The full cast has been announced for Elinor Cook’s new version of The Lady From the Sea, which runs at the Donmar Warehouse from October.

Directed by Kwame Kewi-Armah, Cook has adapted Ibsen’s play about a lighthouse-keeper’s daughter, Ellida, who is trapped in a marriage and is enticed when a former lover returns from years of absence.

Joining the previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird as Ellida will be Ellie Bamber (Hilde), Jake Fairbrother (The Stranger), Jim Findley (Ballested), Jonny Holden (Lynstrad), Finbar Lynch (Dr Wangel), Tom McKay (Arnholm), and Helena Wilson (Bolette).

Elinor Cook won the 2013 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and is under commission to the Gate Theatre and Warwick Arts Centre. Her play Out of Love is currently playing in Edinburgh as part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout season, and her previous work includes Pilgrims, Ten Weeks and Image of an Unknown Woman and The Girls Guide to Saving The World.

Kwame Kwei-Armah is an associate director at the Donmar Warehouse, and his production of One Night in Miami… was nominated for an Olivier Award earlier this year. His other works include Marley, Beneatha’s Place, and Seize the Day.

The production has designs by Tom Scutt, lighting by Lee Curran, sound designs form Emma Laxton, and music by Michael Bruce.

The Donmar Warehouse’s current season also includes Yael Farber’s production of Knives in Hens, which begins previews on Thursday, and follows the musical Committee.

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