All-Female Henry IV Coming to St. Ann's Warehouse's New Brooklyn Home

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Launching the inaugural season in its new waterfront theatre in Brooklyn Bridge Park, St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome the return of the Donmar Warehouse for the U.S. premiere of Henry IV, featuring an all-female cast and set against the backdrop of a women's prison.

Helmed by Phyllida Lloyd, who directed Donmar's landmark all-female re-imagining of Julius Caesar, performances are set to begin Nov. 6 with an official opening night scheduled for Nov. 11. The world premiere in London last year garnered critical acclaim.

The cast of Henry IV, composed entirely of women, features Harriet Walter as King Henry, Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne, Jenny Jules and Susan Wokoma. The ensemble also includes Jackie Clune, Shiloh Coke, Karen Dunbar, Zainab Hasan, Sharon Rooney, Sophie Stanton and Carolina Valdés.

The creative team includes Bunny Christie with Ellen Nabarro for set design, Deborah Andrews for costume design, James Farncombe for lighting design and Tom Gibbons for sound design. Movement direction is by Ann Yee, and fight direction is by Kate Waters. Stef O’Driscoll is assistant director.

Donmar Warehouse will also bring its education program to New York, featuring in-school workshops, an intensive half-day workshop for young women and mentors, as well as workshops organized specifically for young people in the juvenile justice system.

Henry IV will be the first production in St. Ann's new home in an iconic pre-civil war tobacco warehouse under the Brooklyn Bridge. The season will launch with opening celebrations on Oct. 17, beginning with an open house. Special events and performances will run through Oct. 25. Click here for more information.  To purchase tickets to Henry IV, visit StAnnsWarehouse or call (718) 254-8779.

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