All-Female Henry IV Opens Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse

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St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes the return of the London-based Donmar Warehouse for the U.S. premiere of Henry IV, which features an all-female cast and is set against the backdrop of a women's prison. The production officially opens Nov. 11.

Previews began Nov. 6 for the Phyllida Lloyd-helmed production; Lloyd also directed Donmar's landmark, all-female re-imagining of Julius Caesar.

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The cast of Henry IV features Harriet Walter as King Henry, Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne, Jenny Jules and Susan Wokoma. The ensemble also includes Jackie Clune, Shiloh Coke, Karen Dunbar, Zainab Hasan, Sharon Rooney, Sophie Stanton and Carolina Valdés.

Harriet Walter in <i>Henry IV</i>
Harriet Walter in Henry IV Photo by Helen Maybanks

The creative team includes Bunny Christie with Ellen Nabarro for set design, Deborah Andrews for costume design, James Farncombe for lighting design and Tom Gibbons for sound design. Movement direction is by Ann Yee, and fight direction is by Kate Waters. Stef O'Driscoll is assistant director.

Donmar Warehouse also brings its education programs to New York, featuring in-school workshops, an intensive half-day workshop for young women and mentors, as well as workshops organized specifically for young people in the juvenile justice system.

Henry IV is the first production in St. Ann's new home in an iconic pre-Civil War tobacco warehouse under the Brooklyn Bridge. To purchase tickets visit StAnnsWarehouse or call (718) 254-8779.

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