Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce casting for the world première of Jack Thorne’s play When Winston went to War with the Wireless.
Katy Rudd directs Stephen Campbell Moore as John Reith and Adrian Scarborough as Winston Churchill. Further casting to be announced.
The production opens on 13 June, with previews from 2 June, and runs until 29 July. The Donmar continues its 30th anniversary celebrations providing £10 tickets for audiences aged under 30 to mark the milestone, with support from Associate Sponsor Barclays.
The production is designed by Laura Hopkins, with sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, lighting design by Howard Hudson, movement direction by Scott Graham, music by Gary Yershon and casting by Anna Cooper CDG.
Jack Thorne says today “So delighted to announce this wonderful cast. Adrian is going to dazzle as the younger Churchill we’ve barely seen before, and Stephen will delight in bringing all the Gary Lineker shades in Reith. The BBC has constantly found itself pinched by Government crows, this was the first pinching and it feels an ever more apposite time to bring it to the stage.”