The new version of  Jean Anouilh’s Le Voyageur Sans Bagage by Anthony Weigh and directed by Blanche McIntyre will open for previews at the Donmar Warehouse on the 18th February. 

Sian Thomas (Mrs Fox) in rehearsal for Welcome Home, Captain Fox! at the Donmar Photographer Manuel Harlan (2).jpg
Sian Thomas in rehearsal. Photograph by Manuel Harlan. 

Welcome Home, Captain Fox! includes in the cast Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York.

It’s the legendary hot summer of 1959 and while the Cold War rages and America tunes into I Love Lucy!, Captain Jack Fox, believed missing in action in the fields of France 15 years before, is about to be reunited with his family in The Hamptons.

But is this really Jack Fox? And if it isn’t, who is this man? And why are there 22 other families so intent on claiming him as their own?

Trevor Laird (James) in rehearsal for Welcome Home, Captain Fox! at the Donmar Photographer Manuel Harlan.jpg
Trevor Laird rehearsing for Welcome Home, Captain Fox! Photograph by Manuel Harlan. 

This new production is based on Jean Anouilh’s hit 1937 play, Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, a comedy about identity, lost and found. Playwright Anthony Weigh has adapted the family drama to a long, hot summer in the 1950’s on the tip of Long Island.

Welcome Home, Captain Fox! sees Blanche McIntyre making her Donmar Warehouse debut. She has previously been Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio and the Finborough Theatre.

Katherine Kingsley (Mrs Marcee Dupont-Dufort) in rehearsal for Welcome Home, Captain Fox! at the Donmar Photographer Manuel Harlan
Katherine Kingsley. Photograph by Manuel Harlan. 

Welcome Home, Captain Fox appears at the Donmar Warehouse from the 18th February and is booking until the 16th April 2016. 

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