The production is set to begin performances at the theatre on the 10th February.

The Donmar Warehouse has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere of Diana Nneka Atuona’s Trouble in Butetown, directed by Tinuke Craig and playing at the theatre from February next year.

This production is set to star Samuel Adewunmi, Rita Bernard-Shaw, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Zaqi Ismail, Gareth Kennerley, Bethan Mary-James, Sarah Parish and Zephryn Taitte.

In her illegal boarding house in Butetown, Cardiff, Gwyneth Mbanefo toils tirelessly to keep afloat. It’s a port town during the war; home to souls from every corner of the globe.  When Nate, an African American GI, escapes his barracks and discovers this new world without segregation, can he find safe harbour? And with danger on every corner, whom can he trust? 

Trouble in Butetown is a recipient of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Writers Award and the George Devine Award.

Diana Nneka Atuona’s previous work includes Liberian Girl which won the 2013 Alfred Fagon Award and opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 2015. Atuona was also nominated for the Evening Standard Award as Most Promising Playwright and the Writer’s Guild award for Best New Play. In 2019 she received the 50th George Devine Award for most promising playwright for Trouble in Butetown. Diana is currently working on a short play for Tiata Fahodzi’s project, Talking about a Revolution for Autumn 2022. She is also developing work for television and film and is currently under commission with the Royal Court and The Old Vic.

The creative team behind this production includes: Designer Peter McKintosh; Lighting Designer  Oliver Fenwick; Sound Designer Emma Laxton; Composer Clement Ishmael; Movement Director Ingrid Mackinnon; Fight Director Kev McCurdy and Casting Director Anna Cooper CDG.

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