Michael Pennington to Star in David Greig’s Donmar Play

News   Michael Pennington to Star in David Greig’s Donmar Play
Casting has been announced for David Greig’s The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union at the Donmar Warehouse. The lengthily titled show will see Michael Pennington make his Donmar debut.

Greig’s last work at the trendy Covent Garden venue was the Oliver Award winning version of Camus’ Caligula. According to a press release, in this play, a dark comedy, “two forgotten cosmonauts orbit a world which cannot hear them.” Cosmonaut was first seen at the 1999 Edinburgh Festival.

The cast also includes Brid Brennan (most recently seen in the West End opposite Holly Hunter in By the Bog of Cats), Sean Campion (who created the role of Jake Quinn in Stones in His Pockets in London and New York), Tom Goodman-Hill, Paul Higgins, Anna Madeley and Stuart McGugan.

Pennington has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and the Peter Hall Company. He was most recently seen in London in the RSC’s Venus and Adonis.

Tim Supple directs. Supple was previously artistic director of the Young Vic. Melly Still designs, with lighting by Neil Austin and music by David Arnold (best known as the James Bond movies’ resident composer).

The show opens April 12, with previews starting April 7. For more information, call (0)870 060 6624.

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