Trevor Nunn to Direct Olivia Williams in Scenes from a Marriage at London's St. James Theatre

News   Trevor Nunn to Direct Olivia Williams in Scenes from a Marriage at London's St. James Theatre
Trevor Nunn will direct Olivia Williams in Ingmar Bermgan's Scenes from a Marriage at London's St. James Theatre, beginning performances Sept. 11 prior to an official opening Sept. 16, for a run through Nov. 9.

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Nunn previously directed Imogen Stubbs (his then-wife) and Iain Glen in a production of the play at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre B2 studio in 2008. The adaptation is by Joanna Murray-Smith (Honour at the National Theatre, a separate production at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre, and on Broadway; and The Female of the Species at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre and LA's Geffen Playhouse).

Original designs for the Coventry production were by Rob Jones, and these have been adapted for the St. James Theatre production by Al Turner; original lighting was by Paul Pyant, adapted by Derek Anderson, and fight direction is by Terry King.

Further casting is yet to be announced.

The play is described as a love story that follows Johan and Marianne from happily married couple to warring contenders in divorce and beyond.

Williams has previously worked with Nunn on Love's Labour's Lost at the National Theatre, the director's farewell production as artistic director there. Other stage credits include Hotel in Amsterdam (Donmar Warehouse), The Changeling (Barbican), Happy Now? (National Theatre) and In a Forest Dark and Deep (Vaudeville Theatre). Film credits include "The Sixth Sense," "An Education," Kevin Costner's "The Postman," Wes Anderson's "Rushmore," Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" (for which she won Best Supporting Actress from the National Society of Film Critics, British Supporting Actress of the Year at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards and Best Supporting Actress at the Los Angeles Film Critics' Awards) and "The Heart of Me," for which she was named Best Actress at the 2003 British Independent Film Awards. TV credits include Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" and "Miss Austen Regrets." To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 264 2140 or visit

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