Bonnar, Cook, Hamilton, Henry, Spiro and More Will Join Jacobi in Donmar Twelfth Night

News   Bonnar, Cook, Hamilton, Henry, Spiro and More Will Join Jacobi in Donmar Twelfth Night The Donmar West End season at Wyndham's Theatre, which launched with the Kenneth Branagh Ivanov that is currently running to Nov. 29, has announced further casting for its second production, Twelfth Night.

The Shakespeare classic will begin performances Dec. 5 prior to an official opening Dec. 10. Under the direction of Donmar artistic director Michael Grandage, the production will play through March 7, 2009.

Joining the previously announced Derek Jacobi, who will play Malvolio, are Mark Bonnar as Orsino, Ron Cook as Sir Toby Belch, Victoria Hamilton as Viola, Guy Henry as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Samantha Spiro as Maria, Zubin Varla as Feste and Indira Varma as Olivia. Also in the cast are Norman Bowman, James Howard, Lloyd Hutchinson and Alex Waldmann, as Curio, Valentine, Antonio and Sebastian respectively.

Bonnar previously appeared at the Donmar in last year's production of Jason Robert Brown's Parade. Other theatre credits include Three Sisters (at Manchester's Royal Exchange), Lost Highway (ENO at the Young Vic), Philistines and Cyrano de Bergerac at the National, and Mammals at the Bush Theatre.

Cook has previously appeared at the Donmar in Helpless, Juno and the Paycock and Glengarry Glen Ross. Other theatre credits include the original production of Conor McPherson's The Seafarer and the title role of Patrick Marber's Howard Katz (both at the National).

Hamilton is reunited with director Grandage, with whom she has previously worked on Suddenly Last Summer (Sheffield Crucible, then the West End's Wyndham's), The Country Wife (Sheffield Crucible), As You Like It (Sheffield Crucible, then Lyric Hammersmith) and The Doctor's Dilemma (Almeida). Other theatre credits include Once in a Lifetime (National) and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (King's Head, West End and Broadway). Henry has previously appeared at the Donmar in Mary Stuart (which subsequently transferred to the West End's Apollo). Other theatre credits include seasons with the RSC, including appearances in All's Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, Volpone, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry VIII and Cymbeline, as well as The Coast of Utopia trilogy at the National Theatre.

Spiro has previously appeared at the Donmar in Grandage's production of Merrily We Roll Along, and has also worked with him on A Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It, both at Sheffield Crucible. She was recently seen as Fanny Brice in Chichester's Minerva Theatre production of Funny Girl.

Varla's recent theatre work includes appearances in The Enchantment, Attempts on Her Life, The Life of Galileo and Cyrano de Bergerac at the National. He has also done seasons with the RSC and appeared in the West End in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Varma has previously appeared in at the Donmar in Grandage's productions of both The Vortex and Privates on Parade. Other theatre credits include the U.K. premiere of David Hare's The Vertical Hour at the Royal Court, Ivanov at the National and Pinter's Celebration at the Almeida.

Also in the cast are Norman Bowman (seen in the Donmar productions of Parade and Guys and Dolls in the West End), James Howard (currently in Ivanov at Wydnham's), Lloyd Hutchinson (most recently seen in The Birthday Party at the Lyric Hammersmith and Rhinoceros at the Royal Court), and Alex Waldmann (seen in Troilus and Cressida at the Barbican and Angry Young Man at the Trafalgar Studios and Edinburgh Festival).

To book tickets contact the box office at 0844 482 5120 or visit www.donmarwestend.com.

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