Donmar Warehouse Taps New Alice Birch Play, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick

London News   Donmar Warehouse Taps New Alice Birch Play, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick
 
The upcoming season will also feature David Greig's Europe and Caryl Churchill’s Far Away.
Alice Birch
(courtesy of the NY Times)

London’s Donmar Warehouse has unveiled its upcoming season, the first under the leadership of new Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. His inaugural season will include the U.K. premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Appropriate, a new play by Anatomy of a Suicide playwright Alice Birch, and the London premiere of Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's high-school adaptation of Richard III centered on a teenager with a disability.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Kicking off the season in June will be a Longhurst-helmed revival of David Greig's early play Europe. The cast will include Billy Howle, Kevork Malikyan, Faye Marsay, Stephen Wight, and Shane Zaza.

In August the Donmar will present Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, directed by Ola Ince. Seen Off-Broadway in 2014, the play sees an American family gather in a former plantation to prepare the home for its estate sale. Casting will be announced at a later date.

In the fall, Donmar will debut the world premiere of Birch's newest play, [Blank], directed by Maria Aberg. In partnership with Clean Break, the theatre company working with women affected by the criminal justice system, the new work takes a kaleidoscopic view of what happens when a woman goes to prison. Performances will begin October 11, with casting to be announced.

The final production of the year will be the U.K. premiere of Teenage Dick, seen Off-Broadway last season at The Public Theater. Longhurst will direct a cast led by Daniel Monks as Richard. Further casting to be announced.

The new year will launch with a revival of Churchill's Far Away, celebrating the play's 20-year anniversary. Lyndsey Turner will direct, with casting to be announced.

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