Wilson, Cowan, Ashton, Hepburn and Kay Will Join Weisz in Donmar's Streetcar

News   Wilson, Cowan, Ashton, Hepburn and Kay Will Join Weisz in Donmar's Streetcar Casting is now complete for the Donmar Warehouse's production of A Streetcar Named Desire, which will begin performances July 23 prior to an official opening July 28. Rob Ashford directs.
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz

In addition to the previously announced Rachel Weisz, who will star as Blanche DuBois, the cast will also include Jack Ashton, Elliot Cowan, Charles Daish, Judy Hepburn, Barnaby Kay, Gary Milner, Daniela Nardini, Luke Rutherford and Ruth Wilson. The production features designs by Christopher Oram and lighting by Neil Austin; composer and sound designer is Adam Cork. The production is booking to Oct. 3.

Jack Ashton plays the Young Man. His theatre work includes Twelfth Night and The Homecoming (Theatre Royal York), Our Boys (Pleasance Theatre) and A Thrashing (Southwark Playhouse).

Elliot Cowan returns to the Donmar, where he previously appeared in Michael Grandage's production of Frost/Nixon (and subsequently transferred with it to the Gielgud), to play Stanley Kowalski. Other theatre credits include The Revenger's Tragedy (National Theatre), The Internationalist (The Gate), Henry V (Manchester Royal Exchange), Women Beware Women (RSC) and Don Carlos (Sheffield Theatres and Gielgud Theatre).

Charles Daish plays the Doctor. His theatre credits include The Light in the Piazza (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Rain Man (Apollo Theatre), Chains of Dew (Orange Tree), Julius Caesar (Lyric Hammersmith) and Journey's End (West End).

Judy Hepburn, whose previous Donmar appearances include Mary Stuart (Donmar at the Apollo) and Passion Play (Donmar at the Comedy), plays Matron. She has also appeared in the tours of The Hollow Crown and Naked Justice. Barnaby Kay plays Mitch. His theatre work includes War and Peace (Shared Experience), Blues for Mister Charlie (Tricycle Theatre) and Twelfth Night, As You Like It and Eric La Rue (RSC).

Gary Milner, who previously appeared in Rob Ashford's production of Parade at the Donmar, returns there to play Steve Hubbel. He was last seen in the West End in Imagine This (New London Theatre). Other credits include The Music Man, 5/11, Lee Miller and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (all Chichester Festival Theatre), Evita and Chicago (Adelphi Theatre), Brighton Rock (Almeida Theatre) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium).

Daniela Nardini plays Eunice Hubbel. Her theatre work includes Etta Jenks (Finborough Theatre), Top Girls (Glasgow Citizens' Theatre), Cue Deadly (Riverside Studios) and Camille (Lyric Hammersmith). She is best known for her BAFTA Award-winning role in the TV series "This Life."

Luke Rutherford plays Pablo. His theatre work includes Ex Humare (King's Head Theatre) and Coriolanus (RSC).

Rachel Weisz returns to Donmar to play Blanche DuBois. Her previous work for the company includes Suddenly Last Summer and Design for Living (Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer). Her other theatre work includes The Shape of Things (Almeida Theatre and Promenade Theatre, New York). For film her credits include "My Blueberry Nights," "Definitely Maybe," "The Fountain," "The Constant Gardener" (Academy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards), "Constantine," "Runaway Jury," "Confidence," "The Shape of Things" (also producer), "About a Boy," "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns," "Enemy at the Gates," "I Want You" and "Stealing Beauty." Weisz will be seen this year in "The Brothers Bloom," "The Lovely Bones" and "Agora."

Ruth Wilson plays Stella. Her theatre work includes Philistines (National Theatre) and Good (Sound Theatre). Her television credits include "The Prisoner," "Freezing, Mad," "A Real Summer," "Capturing Mary," "Jane Eyre" and "Suburban Shootout"; and for film, "Get Off My Land."

To book tickets, contact the box office at 0870 060 6624 or visit www.donmarwarehouse.com.

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