The J. P. Miller play — in a new version by Owen McCafferty — will co-star Anne-Marie Duff and Peter McDonald, who will play the self-destructive, alcoholic couple Mona and Donal (the roles taken in the famous 1962 movie by Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon).
McDonald last performed at the Donmar in Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind. Elsewhere, his stage work has included The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Garrick Theatre and The Wexford Trilogy at the Tricycle. Film credits include “Sea of Souls” and “I Went Down.”
Peter Gill will direct the show. Although this will be his first Donmar assignment, he has been prolific both as a playwright (The York Realist, Cardiff East, The Sleeper’s Den) and as a director (he has directed over 80 productions in the U.K., Europe and North America). Gill also founded the National Theatre Studio and the Riverside Studios.
Alison Chitty designs, with lighting by Hartley T. A. Kemp. Music is by Terry Davies and sound by Matt McKenzie. The show previews Feb. 17 and opens on Feb. 22. For more information, call (0)870 060 6624.