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Images released of the cast rehearsing Teenage Dick at the Donmar Warehouse

Teenage Dick

Casting news

IMAGES have been released of the cast in rehearsals for Teenage Dick, Mike Lew’s darkly comic take on Shakespeare’s Richard III. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for Teenage Dick, Mike Lew’s darkly comic take on Shakespeare’s Richard III. Directed by Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst, it runs at the Donmar Warehouse from December 6, 2019 to February 1, 2020.

Joining previously announced Daniel Monks (as Richard) and Susan Wokoma (Elizabeth York) are Callum Adams (Eddie Ivy), Alice Hewkin (Clarissa Duke), Siena Kelly (Anne Margaret) and Ruth Madeley (Barbara “Buck” Buckingham).

As winter formal gives way to glorious spring fling, Richard – the class loser – lusts for power at Roseland High.

After years of torment due to his hemiplegia, Richard plots the ultimate rise in power: to become president of his senior class. But like all teenagers, and all despots, he is faced with the hardest question of all: is it better to be loved, or feared?

Callum Adams, who trained at the Drama Centre, makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Teenage Dick. His previous theatre includes Sweat (Pioneer Theatre, Salt Lake City). For television, his work includes Berlin Station, Humans, The Blacklist, Episodes and Blue Bloods. He has also appeared in the film Megan Leavey.

Alice Hewkin returns to the Donmar Warehouse after her role as Carla in Josie Rourke’s production of The Vote in 2015. Her other theatre credits include Kiki’s Delivery Service (Southwark Playhouse), The Sugar-coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie (Arcola Theatre), Clickbait (Theatre 503) and To Avoid Precipice Cling to Rock (Babolin Theatre). Her screen work includes Emily in Paris, Sex Education, The Athena, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, The Crown, Doctor Who, Cuckoo, Stella, Fish Bowl, Teacup Travels, Game of Thrones and The Baker Street Irregulars (TV); The Mummy and Solo: A Star Wars Story (film).

Siena Kelly makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Teenage Dick. Her theatre credits include Describe the Night (Hampstead Theatre), A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic), On The Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Little Red Riding Hood (National Youth Ballet) and Water Babies: The Musical (Curve Leicester). She has also appeared on television in Adult Material, Temple and Vanity Fair.

Ruth Madeley also makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Teenage Dick. Her theatre credits include The Greatest Wealth (The Old Vic). Her television credits include Years and Years, Brexit, The Rook, Pure, Katy, Cold Feet, 5×5, Outnumbered, The Level, Fresh Meat, Scrims, Half Moon Investigations and Don’t Take My Baby, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Actress.

Also making his Donmar debut is Daniel Monks. In 2018, Monks was nominated for the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) for Best Lead Actor in a Film for his debut feature film Pulse. He has also received Helpmann and Green Room Award nominations for Best Lead Actor in a Play for his Australian mainstage debut The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man, written by Tom Wright and directed by Matthew Lutton at Malthouse Theatre. He was a finalist for the 2017 Heath Ledger Scholarship and was nominated for Best Actor at the 2016 WA Screen Awards. In 2015, he received the Arts Award at the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards, and he was awarded the Young Filmmaker of the Year at the 2014 WA Screen Awards.

In 2019, he appeared in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies at Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Kip Williams, alongside Mia Wasikowska and Eliza Scanlen. As a filmmaker, he wrote, produced, edited and played the lead in the feature film Pulse, which won the Busan Bank Award at the Busan International Film Festival 2017; the first Australian film to ever do so. It also screened at BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2018, Sydney Film Festival 2017, and was the Centrepiece Film of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2017.

Monks is a graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and his short films have screened at more than 50 film festivals worldwide. He is an Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and in 2018, he was named the Ambassador for People with Disabilities Australia at the 40th Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.

Susan Wokoma returns to the Donmar Warehouse after appearing in the acclaimed all female productions of Julius Caesar and Henry IV directed by Phyllida Lloyd which also transferred to St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York. Her theatre credits elsewhere include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Labour of Love (Noël Coward Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun (Sheffield Crucible), Game, Dream Pill (Almeida Theatre), Hotel (National Theatre) and Three Birds (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Bush) for which she received an Offie Award nomination for Best Female Performance.

Wokoma’s television credits include: Year of the Rabbit, Chewing Gum, Crazyhead, for which she was selected by BAFTA as a Breakthrough Brit, and Porters.

Teenage Dick is designed by Chloe Lamford, with lighting by Sinéad McKenna, sound by Ben and Max Ringham, video design by Andrzej Goulding, choreography by Claira Vaughan and casting by Anna Cooper CDG.

Continuing its commitment to engaging new audiences, the Donmar has simplified ticket access schemes with Donmar Daily Release, which sees a minimum of 40 additional tickets released for sale every morning for performances seven days later. Audiences can sign up to receive information about productions and ticketing on the Donmar’s website.

Alice Birch’s heartbreaking new play [BLANK] continues at the Donmar Warehouse until November 30, 2019.

For more information or to book tickets, call 020 3282 3808 (no booking fees but £1 postage fee may apply) or visit www.donmarwarehouse.com/.