Don John to Make London Bow at New Venue at BAC

News   Don John to Make London Bow at New Venue at BAC Kneehigh's latest show, Don John, which premiered at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in December 2008, will make its London premiere in a brand-new, 500-seat theatre being created in BAC's Grand Hall.

The production will begin performances April 7, prior to an official opening April 9, for a run to May 9.

Directed and adapted by Emma Rice (most recently represented by her Kneehigh productions of Brief Encounter in the West End and A Matter of Life and Death at the National Theatre), Don John is set in 1978, and revolves around the amoral yet compelling title character whose claim to fame is that he has slept with over 2,000 women.

The production is designed by Vicki Mortimer (The Waves and Attempts on Her Life at the National Theatre) and features specially commissioned music from composer Stu Barker. Drawing on the influences of disco, punk with a hint of Mozart, the production also features Cornish dance company Cscape. Words and poems are by Anna Maria Murphy, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, and sound by Simon Baker for Autograph.

The company includes Stu Barker, Nina Dogg Filippusdottir, Carl Grose, Craig Johnson, Patrycja Kujawska, Dominic Lawton, Dave Mynne, Gisli Orn Gardarssorn, Ian Ross, Mike Shepherd, Alex Vann and Kristen Hutchinson.

To book tickets contact the box office at 020 7223 2223 or visit www.bac.org.uk.