|Amy Morgan (photo: Dan Wooller)|
Cast: Donmar Trelawny of the Wells, Philip Ridley's Feathers
Date: 21 November 2012
Casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse's forthcoming revival of Arthur Wing Pinero's Trelawny of the Wells.
Directed by Joe Wright, whose film credits include Anna Karenina and Atonement, the production runs from 26 February to 13 April 2013 (previews from 15 February).
The cast will feature: Amy Morgan (Rose Trelawny), Jamie Beamish (Mr Ablett/O'Dwyer), Ron Cook (Sir William Gower), Aimme-Ffion Edwards (Avonia Bunn), Susannah Fielding (Imogen Parrott), Daniel Kaluuya (Tom Wrench), Daniel Mays (Ferdinand Gadd), Fergal McElherron (Colpoys), Joshua Silver (Arthur Gower), Maggie Steed (Mrs Telfer/Miss Gower) and Peter Wight (Mr Telfer/Charles).
Rose Trelawny is the brightest star in the firmament of the Wells, the theatre company that raised her from birth. But she's prepared to give it all up for the love of her stage-door suitor, aristocratic Arthur. His family are less convinced of her charms, however, and her joyful challenge to their dreary, snobby existence shocks them to their core.
Amy Morgan has previously appeared at the Donmar in Inadmissible Evidence, with other credits including Hay Fever in the West End. Ron Cook and Daniel Mays are also Donmar returnees, while Joshua Silver makes his debut having graduated from RADA this year. Jamie Beamish has appeared in three Joe Wright films - Anna Karenina, Hanna and Atonement.
According to press material: "Trelawny of the Wells is Pinero's love letter to the theatre. Joe Wright is one of our most exciting and visual film directors. This production is a celebration of the enchantment, the vivaciousness, the melodrama, the music and the irrepressible joy of the Victorian stage."
In other casting news, Southwark Playhouse has announced the company for its forthcoming world premiere of Philip Ridley's Feathers in the Snow.
Beneath a sky full of stars a decision is made. This decision sets off an astonishing chain of events. And a journey involving a talking leopard, a greedy King, a magical bird, a tidal wave, a Sea Witch, a lost soldier, a devious dolphin, a war - and a trail of feathers in the snow...
Directed by David Mercatali, the cast will include: Cerith Flinn, Nelly Harker, Matthew Hendrickson, Deeivya Meir, Adam Venus and Craig Vye.
Running from 5 December to 5 January, Feathers in the Snow is the venue's final production in its current London Bridge premises. As previously reported, it is relocating to a former office building in Elephant & Castle.
- by Theo Bosanquet