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Cast announced for Babette's Feast at the Print Room

Danish author Karen Blixen’s short story is adapted for the stage by Glyn Maxwell

Joseph Marcell, Sheila Atim and Diana Quick
Joseph Marcell, Sheila Atim and Diana Quick
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Full casting has been announced for Glyn Maxwell’s stage adaptation of Babette's Feast, which opens at the Print Room in May.

Based on the short story by Danish author Karen Blixen, Babette's Feast tells of two sisters living in a remote coastal village with their father. They live simple lives until a refugee arrives seeking sanctuary from the French Civil War.

The cast will feature Sheila Atim (Les Blancs) in the titular role alongside Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Diana Quick (Brideshead Revisited) and Marjorie Yates (Shameless).

The cast is completed by Norma Attalah, Amanda Boxer, Richard Clews, Ladi Emeruwa, Henry Everett, Whoopie van Raam and Rachel Winters.

The production reunites director Bill Buckhurst with designer Simon Kenny following their collaboration on Sweeney Todd at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop. It also has new music composed by Olly Fox.

Babette's Feast runs at the Print Room from 15 May to 3 June 2017, with previews from 9 May.