Friday, 15 January 2016

Barbara Flynn, Nina Sosanya & Zoë Wanamaker to star in ELEGY at the Donmar Warehouse

Full casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Elegy by Nick Payne

The production opens at the Donmar Warehouse on 27th April (previews from 21st April) and runs until 18th June 2016.

Directed by artistic director Josie Rourke, the full cast includes Barbara Flynn as Carrie, Nina Sosanya as Miriam and Zoë Wanamaker as Lorna, all of whom are returning to the Donmar. 

The piece "imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it’s now possible to extend life".

What if every neuron in the human brain could be mapped and decoded? Every act of human behaviour catalogued and wholly understood? Through the beautiful and moving story of three women who’ve made the choice between love and survival, Elegy explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us. But at what cost?

Meet The Cast

Barbara Flynn (Carrie) returns to the Donmar having previously appeared in Versailles and The Bullet. Her theatre credits includeCopenhagen and Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible), The Revenger’s Tragedy and King Lear (National) and An Experiment with an Air Pump(Hampstead). Flynn’s many television credits include the title role in Pat & Cabbage, The Borgias, Cranford, New Tricks, The Queen, Cracker and Open All Hours. Her film credits include 1864 and Miss Potter.

Nina Sosanya (Miriam) returns to the Donmar having previously appeared in The Vote, Privacy, both directed by Josie Rourke, and The Vortex. Theatre credits include The Young Chekov Season (Chichester Festival Theatre), Apologia (Bush), Love’s Labour’s Lost and As You Like It (RSC), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Novello) and Fix Up (National). On television she has appeared in W1A, Last Tango in Halifax, Silk, Shetland, Wizards vs Aliens, Treasure Island and her film credits include Manderlay and Love Actually.

Zoë Wanamaker (Lorna) returns to the Donmar having previously appeared in Boston Marriage, The Glass Menagerie and her Olivier Award-winning performance in the title role of Electra. Her most recent stage credits include Harlequinade (Garrick) and Stevie(Hampstead). Other theatre credits include the National Theatre productions of The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing and TheRose Tattoo, and Passion Play (Duke of York’s) and All My Sons (Apollo). On Broadway Zoë has received Tony Award nominations for her performances in Piaf, Loot, Electra, and Awake and Sing. Television credits include My Family, Poirot, Doctor Who and Mr. Selfridge, and film roles include Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, My Week with Marilyn and Wilde.

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