Rickman-Directed Creditors Opens Sept. 30 at Donmar

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Alan Rickman directs Anna Chancellor, Owen Teale and Tom Burke in August Strindberg's Creditors, opening Sept. 30 at the Donmar Warehouse in London following previews from Sept. 25, for a run to Nov. 15.

Written in 1890 and described by Donmar as Strindberg's most mature work, Creditors is a darkly comic tale of obsession, honor and revenge. It is presented in a new version by regular Donmar playwright/adaptor David Greig. The production continues the Donmar's commitment to presenting European drama in new adaptations for a modern audience.

Rickman, best known as an actor, has also previously directed My Name Is Rachel Corrie (Royal Court Theatre and subsequently at the West End's Playhouse Theatre and Off-Broadway) and The Winter Guest at the Almeida.

Playwright/translator Greig previously provided the Donmar with a new version of Caligula, while his original play The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union was revived at the Donmar in 2005.

Chancellor returns to the Donmar, where she previously appeared in 2001 with Zoe Wanamaker and Lyndsey Marshal in the British premiere of David Mamet's Boston Marriage. More recently she appeared in a touring production of Amelia Bullmore's Mammals, in 2006. She is also known for her film and TV work, appearing as Duckface in "Four Weddings and A Funeral," the 1995 BBC adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice" and as a regular character Juliet Shaw in BBC1's "Spooks."

Teale won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for recreating his West End role as Torvald Helmer in A Doll's House. He has also appeared as John O'Brien in a stage and TV version of Catherine Cookson's The Fifteen Streets, and did two seasons with the RSC, where his roles included Hotspur in Henry IV, Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and Edmund in King Lear, all with the late Robert Stephens. More recently, he played the title role in Macbeth for director Terry Hands at Clwyd Theatre Cymru in May 2008. Film and TV roles include "The Cherry Orchard," "King Arthur," "Conspiracy," "Robin Hood," "Dangerfield," "Ballykissangel," "Belonging," "Spooks" and "Murphy's Law." Burke was last seen at the Donmar Warehouse in Mark Ravenill's The Cut. Other theatre credits include playing Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe and appearing in Macbeth (Almeida). TV credits include "Jericho," "The Brief," "All About George," "Casanova," "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries in Pursuit of the Proper Sinner," "Bella and the Boys," "The Young Visitors," "P.O.W," "State of Play" and "All the King's Men," and his film credits include "The Libertine," "Squaddie" and "Dragonheart: A New Beginning."

For tickets, contact the box office on 0870 060 6624, or visit www.donmarwarehouse.com

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