Madame De Sade cast update at Wyndham's

Madame De Sade cast update at Wyndham's

The full cast has been confirmed for the Donmar Warehouse production of Madame de Sade, which opens at the Wyndham's Theatre 18 March 2009, following previews from 13 March - running to 23 May 2009.

Joining previously mentioned Judi Dench (Madame de Montreuil) & Rosamund Pike (Renee), are Frances Barber (Comtesse de Saint-Fond), Fiona Button (Anne), Deborah Findlay (Baronesse de Simiane) , Jenny Galloway (Charlotte).

Frances Barber's many London stage credits include "The Seagull" & "King Lear" for the RSC at New London; "Antony & Cleopatra" at the Globe in 2006; "Aladdin" at the Old Vic in 2005;"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at the Gielgud in 2004; "Tales From the Vienna Woods" at the Olivier, NT in 2003; Closer To Heaven" at the Arts in 2001; "Closer" at the Lyric in 1998.

Deborah Findlay's many London stage credits include "John Gabriel Borkman" in 2007 and "The Cut" in 2006, both at the Donmar Warehouse; "House of Bernarda Alba" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2005; "The Mandate" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2004; "The Vortex" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2002; "Mother Clap's Molly House" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2001 and Aldwych in 2002.

Madame de Sade by Yukio Mishima, translated from the Japanese by Donald Keene, is directed by Michael Grandage, designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Adam Cork.

Against her mother’s wishes, Renee remains vehemently devoted to her husband, the Marquis de Sade, the notorious aristocrat imprisoned in the Bastille for his lurid escapades and licentious behaviour.

Set in Paris as it hurtles towards a violent revolution, Mishima’s poetic masterpiece brings to life the fascinating story of the Marquis de Sade told through the eyes of six remarkable women.

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