The Donmar Warehouse in London has announced further cast for its world premiere production of When Winston Went to War with the Wireless by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
Already announced in the cast are Adrian Scarborough as Winston Churchill and Stephen Campbell Moore as John Reith.
Joining them will be Haydn Gwynne, who is currently starring in The Great British Bake Off Musical at the Noel Coward Theatre until 13 May 2023, as Stanley Baldwin; and Kitty Archer as Isabel Shields; Ravin J Ganatra as Archbishop of Canterbury / JCC Davidson; Mariam Haque as Muriel Reith; Kevin McMonagle as Ernest Bevin; Luke Newberry as Charlie Bowser; Seb Philpott as Speaker of the House/Musician; Elliott Rennie as Arthur Pugh/Musician; Laura Rogers as Clemmie Churchill/Amelia Johnson; and Shubham Saraf as Peter Eckersley.
Directed by Katy Rudd, When Winston Went to War with the Wireless is playing at the Donmar from 2 June to 29 July 2023.
The creative team also includes design by Laura Hopkins, sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, lighting design by Howard Hudson, movement direction by Scott Graham, music by Gary Yershon, video design and animation by Andrzej Goulding and casting by Anna Cooper CDG.
At a time when the BBC is faced once again with the challenges of impartiality, Jack Thorne’s new play promises to be a gripping drama about the birth of a great British institution.
Currently playing at the Donmar is Noël Coward’s Private Lives starring Stephen Mangan and Rachael Stirling, playing to 27 May 2023.
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