London's Donmar Warehouse Announces Casting For Spelling Bee and Moonlight

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The Donmar Warehouse has announced full casting for its British premiere production of The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee, beginning performances Feb. 11, 2011, prior to an official opening Feb. 21, for a run through April 2; and further casting for its revival of Pinter's Moonlight, beginning performances April 7, prior to an official opening April 12, for a run through May 28.

Spelling Bee's Hayley Gallivan
Spelling Bee's Hayley Gallivan

The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee company will comprise Chris Carswell (as Leaf Coneybear/Carl Dad), David Flynn (William Barfee), Hayley Gallivan (Olive Ostrovksy), Harry Hepple (Chip Tolentino/Jesus), Katherine Kingsley (Rona Lisa Perretti/Olive's Mum), Maria Lawson (Marcy Park), Ako Mitchell (Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad/Olive's Dad), Steve Pemberton (Vice Principal Douglas Panch) and Iris Roberts (Logainne Schwatzandgrubenniere), under the direction of Jamie Lloyd.

Kingsley has previously appeared at the Donmar in Piaf, which subsequently transferred to the West End's Vaudeville. She was recently seen at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Aspects of Love. Pemberton is part of the comedy troupe The League of Gentlemen, with whom he has appeared on stage, TV and film. West End credits include The Drowsy Chaperone and Art.

In addition to the previously announced David Bradley, Moonlight will also feature Deborah Findlay and Daniel Mays under the direction of Bijan Sheibani. Findlay is currently appearing at the Young Vic as Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie. She has previously appeared at the Donmar Warehouse in The Vortex, The Cut, John Gabriel Borkman and Madame de Sade. Mays has been seen onstage at the Royal Court in Scarborough, Motortown, The Winterling and Ladybird. Film appearances include "Made in Dagenham," "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang," "Tintin," "The Firm," "Atonement," "Vera Drake" and "Rehab" (winner of the Palmare-Reims Television Festival for Best Actor).

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7624, or visit www.donmarwarehouse.com.

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