Donmar Season Features Brian Friel’s Aristocrats and Measure for Measure | Playbill

London News Donmar Season Features Brian Friel’s Aristocrats and Measure for Measure Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden will alternate roles as Deputy and Novice in Shakespeare’s work, which will be directed by artistic director Josie Rourke.
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The Donmar Warehouse has announced two new productions for its upcoming season, including director Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Brian Friel’s Aristocrats; and a new production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, starring Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden.

Friel’s Aristocrats will feature Elaine Cassidy, David Dawson, David Ganly, Emmet Kirwan, Aisling Loftus, Ciaran McIntyre, and Eileen Walsh; while Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke’s Measure for Measure will co-star Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden, who will alternate in the roles of the Deputy and the Novice within each performance.

The season will also include the David Harrower adaptation of Muriel Sparks’ The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, directed by Polly Findlay, and featuring Edward MacLiam, Coughlan, Emma Hindle, Rona Morison, Grace Saif, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Lia Williams, Helena Wilson, Angus Wright, and Kit Young.

The Donmar also announced that Phyllida Lloyd’s screen adaptations of of her all-female Shakespeare trilogy, including Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Tempest, will be available free on BBC iPlayer following a BBC4 broadcast of Julius Caesar this summer. The trilogy will also be presented on screen at St. Ann’s Warehouse from May 31–June 3.

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