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Production images released of the Donmar's Limehouse


Casting news

PRODUCTION images have been released of Steve Waters’ new play Limehouse, which runs at the Donmar Warehouse until April 15, 2017. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Images have been released of the cast rehearsing Limehouse. To view them click here.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for Steve Waters’ new play Limehouse, which runs at the Donmar Warehouse from March 8 (previews from March 2) to April 15, 2017.

The play imagines what happened when the ‘Gang of Four’ met in 1981 to break away from the Labour party and form the SDP.

Joining previously announced Paul Chahidi as Bill Rogers and Debra Gillett as Shirley Williams are Roger Allam as Roy Jenkins and Tom Goodman-Hill as David Owen. Nathalie Armin will play Debbie Owen, wife of David Owen and co-host of that momentous day in east London.

Roger Allam returns to the Donmar Warehouse following his Olivier Award-winning role in Privates on Parade directed by Michael Grandage.

His other theatre credits include The Moderate Soprano and Seminar (Hampstead Theatre), The Tempest and the Olivier Award-winning role as Falstaff in Henry IV Parts I and II (Shakespeare’s Globe), Uncle Vanya (Chichester Festival Theatre), Boeing, Boeing (Comedy Theatre) and The God of Carnage (UK Tour).

On television, he is best known for his roles as Peter Mannion in the BBC political satire The Thick Of It and Detective Inspector Fred Thursday in the Morse prequel Endeavour. He has also appeared in the films Tamara Drewe and The Queen.

Tom Goodman-Hill also returns to the Donmar Warehouse having starred in The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union in 2005. His theatre credits elsewhere include Rabbit Hole (Hampstead Theatre), The Effect and Earthquakes in London (National Theatre), Death and the Maiden (Harold Pinter Theatre), Enron (Noel Coward Theatre, Chichester and Royal Court), and Spamalot (Palace Theatre).

His television and film work includes The Secret Agent, Humans, Mr Selfridge, Call the Midwife, Black Mirror, The Truth Commissioner, Everest and The Imitation Game.

Nathalie Armin makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Limehouse. Her theatre credits include Another World: Losing Our Daughters to Islamic State, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dara and Behind the Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre), The Complaint (Hampstead Theatre), The Bomb/First Blast (Tricycle Theatre), On the Record (Arcola Theatre), Lidless (High Tide/Trafalgar Studios) and Arabian Nights and Othello (RSC).

Armin’s screen credits include Humans, Maigret: Maigret’s Dead Men, Luther, Doctors, EastEnders and SPOOKS (TV); Denial and Grow Your Own (film).

Limehouse is directed by Polly Findlay and designed by Alex Eales, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Emma Laxton. Composer is Rupert Cross.

Read more about Limehouse.

Following Limehouse, Lenny Henry will make his Donmar debut as Arturo Ui in Bertolt Brecht’s satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, given a new translation by Bruce Norris and directed by Simon Evans ( April 21 to June 17, 2017).

Meanwhile, Josie Rourke’s revival of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, starring Gemma Arterton in the title role, continues at the Donmar Warehouse until February 18, 2017.