Full casting for the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Limehouse, which heads to the theatre from the 2nd March, has been confirmed. 

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It has been announced that Roger Allam will join the production playing the role of Roy Jenkins in Steve Waters’ new drama. He will be appearing alongside Paul Chahidi (as Bill Rodgers) and Debra Gillett (as Shirley Williams), Tom Goodman-Hill (as David Owen) and Nathalie Armin (as Debbie Owen).

Directed by Polly Findlay, Steve Waters’ new play takes audiences behind closed doors to imagine the personal conflicts that emerge through political history.

One Sunday morning, four prominent Labour politicians – Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins and David Owen – gather in private at Owen’s home in Limehouse, east London.  They are desperate to find a political alternative.  Should they split their party, divide their loyalties, and risk betraying everything they believe in? Would they be starting afresh, or destroying forever the tradition that nurtured them?

The production will feature designs by Alex Eales, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Emma Laxton.

Limehouse will mark a return to the Donmar for Tom Goodman-Hill who last appeared at the theatre in The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union’ in 2005, whilst Nathalie Armin will be making her debut at the theatre with Limehouse.

Limehouse will play at the Donmar Warehouse from the 2nd March until the 15th April. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/production/186/limehouse/

 

 

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