It has been announced that Elaine Cassidy will play Madame de Tourvel in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Donmar Warehouse.
Cassidy replaces the previously announced Michelle Dockery who "regrettably" has had to withdraw from the production prior to the start of rehearsals.
Artistic Director Josie Rourke said: "We are delighted to welcome Elaine Cassidy back to the Donmar playing Madame de Tourvel, I can’t wait to work with Elaine and our fantastic company when rehearsals start on Monday, and hope to work with Michelle in the future."
Rourke will direct Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton’s stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 novel. Cassidy joins: Adjoa Andoh, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Saayeng, Una Stubbs and Dominic West.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses runs between 11th December 2015 and 13th February 2016. The production will be broadcast live in cinemas in partnership with National Theatre Live on 28th January 2016.