Thursday, 2 April 2015

Full casting announced for Temple at the Donmar Warehouse starring Simon Russell Beale

Full casting has been announced for Temple at the Donmar Warehouse.

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play which is a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

The production opens on 27th May (previews from 21st May) and runs until 25th July 2015.

Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor).

Completing the cast are: Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Higgins, Rebecca Humphries, Shereen Martin, and Malcolm Sinclair.

On 15 October 2011, Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral. On 21 October, a building that remained open through the Blitz, terrorist threats and floods closes its doors. On 28 October, the City of London initiates legal action to begin removing Occupy London from outside the Cathedral. Steve Waters’ new play is a fictional account of these events, set in the heart of a very British crisis – a crisis of conscience, a crisis of authority and a crisis of faith.

Design is by Tim Hatley with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Mike Walker and compositions by Stephen Warbeck.

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