Starry Casts Announced for Donmar's T. S. Eliot Festival

News   Starry Casts Announced for Donmar's T. S. Eliot Festival
The Donmar Warehouse, which officially kicks off a two-month celebration of the work of T. S. Eliot Nov. 25 with a full-scale production of The Family Reunion (previews began Nov. 20), has announced further casting for other events that will take place during the season.

The T. S. Eliot Festival will include Katie Mitchell directing the previously announced Stephen Dillane reading of Four Quartets (Jan. 14-17, 2009) as well as two evenings of readings of Eliot's verse produced and directed by Josephine Hart: On Dec. 1 the company will comprise Eileen Atkins, Charles Dance, Edward Fox and Harold Pinter, with Atkins and Fox returning on Dec. 5, to be joined by Dominic West, one of the leads of The Family Reunion. West will also play Thomas à Becket in Douglas Hodge's rehearsed reading of Murder in the Cathedral on Dec. 2, with a company that will also include Adjoa Andoh, Pam Ferris, Robert Glenister, Rory Kinnear, Anna Koval, Phyllis Logan, Nathaniel Martello-White, Jeff Rawle, Laura Rees, Hugh Ross, Sylvia Syms, Malcolm Sinclair and Julian Wadham. Jamie Lloyd will direct Paul Rhys as Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly in the second of the festival's rehearsed readings, The Cocktail Party on Dec. 17.

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