Young Vic Production of A Street Car Named Desire to make American Premiere – it has only been announced this morning that Benedict Andrews’ production of Tennessee Williams’ A Street Car Named Desire will be transferring to the new St Ann’s Warehouse on the Brooklyn Waterfront  from the 23rd April -22nd May 2016.

Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby will all be reprising their roles for the New York run. Talking about the New York transfer Gillian Anderson said: ” As a company, we are utterly thrilled to be transferring this extraordinary play to New York city. It is a uniquely imagined production and St Ann’s is the perfect place to stage it.”

Tickets will go on sale for St Ann’s members on the 5th June, while details for the public sale of tickets have yet to be announced.

David Lan, Artistic Director for the Young Vic commented: “The Young Vic is over the moon to be sharing this breakthrough production with New York audiences and to be part of the typically glorious season at the wonderful re-invented St Ann’s.”

Donmar Warehouse Announces Autumn Season 

The Donmar Warehouse’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke has today announced three  plays as part of the new Autumn season at the theatre.

First up will be Robert Hastie’s production of  Abi Morgan’s Splendour  , starring Zawe Ashton, Sinead Cusack, Michelle Fairley and Genevieve O’Reilly. Morgan’s play gives audiences a glimpse into the mind of four women as their lives are turned upside down. Audiences interested in seeing this can see it from the 30th July until 26th September.

Teddy Ferrara by Christopher Shinn is directed by Dominic Cooke and will be the UK première of the the play that was inspired by true events. The cast will include: Nancy Crane, Oliver Johnstone, Ryan McParland and Matthew Marsh. It will be at the Donmar from the 1st October until 5th December.

While Michelle Dockery, Dominic West and Janet McTeer will star in Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangeruses  from the 11th December until  13th February. It will be directed by Josie Rourke.

Tickets for the new season will be going on sale on Tuesday 16th June.  

Cast for The Crocodile at the Manchester International Festival Announced

More cast for productions taking place as part of this year’s Manchester International Festival have been announced and this time it is for The Crocodile, based on the short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky – published 150 years ago this year.

Written by Tom Basden and directed by Ned Bennett, the story is about self-important actor Ivan who feels he deserves more recognition than he gets – which he does get when he is swallowed by a crocodile on a trip to the zoo!

The cast will include Simon Bird, Marek Larwood and Ciaran Owens in the roles of Zack, Mr Popov and Ivan.

The production will be shown at the Pavilion Theatre in Festival Square from the 14th to the 18th July.