McCrory last appeared at the Donmar in 2002’s Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, Sam Mendes’ farewell double bill as the theatre’s artistic director, for which she was nominated for Best Actress honours in both the Evening Standard and Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards.
McCrory has also been seen at the Donmar in How I Learned to Drive as well as, more recently, in Platonov and Five Gold Rings at the Almeida Theatre.
In Pinter’s darkly erotic drama, premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych, Kate (McKee) and her husband Deeley (Northam) are visited in their converted farmhouse home by Kate’s old college roommate Anna (McCrory), sparking off a war in which memories – and different versions of the past – are the weapons.
Currently at the Donmar, artistic director Michael Grandage’s production of Pirandello’s Henry IV, in a new version by Tom Stoppard starring Ian McDiarmid, continues until 26 June 2004, before embarking on the theatre’s first-ever regional tour (See News, 18 Mar 2004).
- by Terri Paddock