Olivier award winning actress Janie Dee is to star in the European premiere of The Niceties at the Finborough Theatre in London. 

Written by rising star Eleanor Burgess, the hit play explores race and history within an elite university.

Described as a “bristling, provocative debate play” New York Times as well as “blisteringly smart, searing and revealing!” The Boston Globe, the play originally ran at the Huntington Theatre in Boston, before transferring to the off-Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club.

Janie Dee’s extensive stage credits include Follies and Carousel (National Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Gielgud Theatre), Noises Off (Old Vic), Ah, Wilderness! (Young Vic), NSFW (Royal Court), Hand To God (Vaudeville Theatre) and Cats (West End).

Dee will be joined by recent Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate Moronkẹ Akinola.

The play will be directed by Matthew Iliffe, with set and costume design by Rachel Stone and lighting design by Lucía Sánchez Roldán.

The Niceties will run from 1 October until 26 October 2019 at the Finborough Theatre, London.