Hattie Morahan to star in Dromgoole's The Changeling
It has been announced that Hattie Morahan will star as Beatrice-Joanna in Dominic Dromgoole's forthcoming production of The Changeling at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, which runs from 15 January to 1 March 2015.
Thomas Middleton's Jacobean tragedy is described as a "ferocious tale of madness and passion". Betrothed to Alonzo but in love with Alsemero, Beatrice-Joanna enters a bloody pact with De Flores, who agrees to murder her fiancé - but then demands her virginity in recompense. When Alsemero begins to question his beloved's chastity, she concocts a byzantine scheme to avoid detection that ultimately undoes her.
Morahan recently starred as 'Nora' in Carrie Cracknell's production of Ibsen's 'The Doll's House' which opened at the Young Vic, before transferring to the West End and New York, for which she won Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards and the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. She has worked at the National Theatre in 'Iphigenia at Aulis', 'Time and the Conways' and 'The Seagull'. Her other recent theatre credits include The Real Thing (Old Vic), The Family Reunion (Donmar Warehouse) and Plenty (Sheffield Crucible).
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is the new candlelit Jacobean theatre at Shakespeare's Globe which opened in January 2014. The Playhouse hosts concerts and other events throughout the summer, with the main indoor theatre season running October to April.