Tamara Harvey, Jemima Rooper, Hattie Morahan and Seth Numrich introduce Orpheus Descending

The co-production of Tennessee Williams’ play opens in Clwyd before transferring to London’s Menier Chocolate Factory

Seth Numrich, Jemimah Rooper, Tamara Harvey and Hattie Morahan
Seth Numrich, Jemimah Rooper, Tamara Harvey and Hattie Morahan
WhatsOnStage sat down with the cast and crew of Orpheus Descending to find out more about the show ahead of its opening in Mold in north Wales.

Directed by Tamara Harvey and with a cast including Hattie Morahan, Jemima Rooper and Seth Numrich, the show will open at Theatr Clwyd on 15 April and run until 27 April before transferring to the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it plays from 9 May to 6 July.

The play follows Lady, who is trapped in a loveless marriage, and whose small-town life is thrown apart by the appearance of a charismatic drifter.

Williams' piece was originally called Battle of Angels and was directed in a film version by Sidney Lumet called The Fugitive Kind starrin Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani in 1959.

Jonathan Fensom designs, Tim Mascall is lighting designer, Gregory Clarke is sound designer and Simon Slater is composer.