The full cast for Babette’s Feast playing at the Print Room at the Coronet from the 9th May has been announced.
The cast for Bill Buckhurst’s production of the beloved short story is led by Joseph Marcell, Sheila Atim, Diana Quick and Marjorie Yates. The company will also include Norma Attalah, Amanda Boxer, Richard Clews, Henry Everett, Whoopie Van Raam, Rachel Winters.
Martine and Philippa live a simple, pious life in a remote Norwegian village, caring for their elderly neighbours. One stormy night a mysterious stranger comes to their door, desperate and exhausted. Babette Hersant is a refugee from revolutionary Paris; they take her in as a housekeeper. When one day Babette wins some money on a lottery and offers to cook a supper for the community, the sisters reluctantly allow her wish. But the heavenly banquet that follows is beyond anything the villagers could imagine, and stirs in their hearts long-lost passions and joys. Soul and body intertwine at this unearthly feast, and nothing in the little town will ever be the same.
Karen Blixen’s story has been specially adapted for the stage by Glyn Maxwell. The production will also see Bill Buckhurst reuniting with designer Simon Kenny,following their hugely successful collaboration on “Sweeney Todd” at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop. It also features new music composed by Olly Fox.
Joseph Marcell is best known for his role as Geoffrey in Fresh Prince of Bel Air makes his Print Room debut in the production in the roles of The Dean and Lorens Lowenheilm. Meanwhile, Sheila Atim was most recently seen on stage in the National Theatre’s Les Blancs and will be playing the title role. Diana Quick will play the role of Martine with her on-stage sister Philippa being played by Majorie Yates, recognised for her role in Channel 4’s Shameless.
Babette’s Feast will play at the Print Room at the Coronet from the 9th May until the 3rd June. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.the-print-room.org/theatre/spring-2017-season/babettes-feast/.