Donmar Warehouse Opens TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS Tonight

Donmar Warehouse Opens TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS Tonight

Donmar Warehouse presents TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS by Arthur Wing Pinero, running from tonight, 15 February to 13 April 2013. Press night is Tuesday 26 February 2013.

Rose Trelawny is the brightest star in the firmament of the Wells, the theatre company that raised her from birth. But she's prepared to give it all up for the love of her stage-door suitor, aristocratic Arthur. His family are less convinced of her charms, however, and her joyful challenge to their dreary, snobby existence shocks them to their core.

TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS is Pinero's love letter to the theatre. Joe Wright is an exciting and visual film director. This production is a celebration of the enchantment, the vivaciousness, the melodrama, the music and the irrepressible joy of the Victorian stage.

TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS features Director: Joe Wright, Designer: Hildegard Bechtler, Lighting Designer: Jon Clark, Sound Designer: Matt McKenzie, Composer: Michael Bruce, and Movement Director: Marcello Magni.

The cast for the production has now been announced and will be:

Jamie Beamish - Mr. Ablett/O'Dwyer
Ron Cook - Sir William Gower
Aimeé-Ffion Edwards - Avonia Bunn
Susannah Fielding - Imogen Parrott
Daniel Kaluuya - Tom Wrench
Daniel Mays - Ferdinand Gadd
Fergal McElherron - Colpoys
Amy Morgan - Rose Trelawny
Joshua Silver - Arthur Gower
Maggie Steed - Mrs. Telfer/Miss Gower
Peter Wight - Mr. Telfer/Charles

All other parts are played by members of the company

Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934) was an English actor, and later playwright and stage director. His principal works include The House in Order, The Second Mrs Tanqueray, The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith, The Schoolmistresses, The Magistrate, Dandy Dick, The Princess and the Butterfly, The Gay Lord Quex, and Mind the Paint, Girl.

Joe Wright directs, marking his directorial debut for the stage. His television credits include Charles II: The Power & the Passion, Bodily Harm, Bob & Rose and Nature Boy; and for film, Anna Karenina, Hanna, The Soloist, Atonement and Pride and Prejudice.

Jamie Beamish has performed at Shakespeare's Globe, the RSC, The National Theatre and Regents Park Open Air Theatre. He has also appeared in three Joe Wright films including Anna Karenina, Hanna and Atonement.

Ron Cook has previously appeared at the Donmar in Richard II, King Lear (also New York), Hamlet (Wyndhams, also Elsinore/New York), Twelfth Night, Helpless, Juno and the Paycock and Glengarry Glen Ross. He has worked extensively throughout the West End, at the RSC, The National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, the Royal Court and many other theatres. He is also a hugely popular and prolific film and television performer.

Aimeé-Ffion Edwards has previously appeared at the Donmar in The Recruiting Officer. Her other theatre work includes Fireface at the Young Vic and Jerusalem at the Royal Court, in the West End and on Broadway. On television she has appeared in Walking and Talking, Luther, Being Human and Law and Order.

Susannah Fielding has appeared in four productions at The National Theatre and also in Rupert Goold's RSC production of The Merchant of Venice as Portia, Daniel Evans' Sheffield Crucible production of An Enemy of the People, Peter DuBois' production of All New People on tour and in the West End, and most recently in Jamie Lloyd's production of The School for Scandal at Theatre Royal Bath.

Daniel Kaluuya has performed in Oxford Street and Sucker Punch both at the Royal Court. He was awarded the Evening Standard Editor's Award for a Shooting Star for Sucker Punch. Most recently Daniel has been seen in the critically acclaimed Black Mirror - 15 Million Merits for Channel 4. He will also appear in the film Welcome to the Punch which is due for release later this year.

Daniel Mays has previously appeared at the Donmar in Moonlight. He has performed in seven productions at the Royal Court including their forthcoming production Hero. He is well known for his roles in films including Made in Dagenham, Tin Tin, Red Riding 1975 & 1983, Shifty, Atonement and Vera Drake. On television he has appeared in the series Mrs Biggs, Outcasts, Ashes to Ashes, Hustle and Public Enemies.

Fergal McElherron received a Dublin Fringe First - Best Actor Award and an Irish Times / ESB best supporting Actor Award for his roles in Candide. He also received the Dublin Fringe Best Actor Award for Mojo Mickybo. He has also appeared numerous times at Shakespeare's Globe and in theatres across Ireland and the UK.

Amy Morgan has previously appeared at the Donmar in Inadmissible Evidence. Since then she has performed in Hay Fever directed by Howard Davies at the Noel Coward Theatre and in The Country Wife directed by Polly Findlay at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

Joshua Silver graduated from RADA in Summer 2012 and since graduation appeared in The Hotel Plays by Defibrillator Theatre Company at the Grange Hotel.

Maggie Steed's recent stage productions include The School for Scandal at Theatre Royal Bath, Uncle Vanya at Chichester Festival Theatre, The Belle's Stratagem at Southwark Playhouse and The Constant Wife at Salisbury Playhouse. She also has a prolific career in film and television.

Peter Wight has performed in the West End, on Broadway at The National Theatre, the RSC, the Royal Court and numerous other theatres in the UK. He has a hugely prolific television and film career and has appeared in King of Soho, Another Year, Atonement and Babel amongst many others.

Donmar Warehouse is located at 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LX. For more information visit www.donmarwarehouse.com and call the Box Office: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee of £2.50 per transaction). Personal callers Monday to Saturday 10am to curtain up (No booking fee). Telephone Monday to Saturday: 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-8pm

Ticket Prices: Stalls £35, £27.50, £10*; Circle £27.50, £15, £10*. Preview Prices: Stalls £27.50, £22, £10*; Circle £22, £10* *£10 tickets are made available 2 weeks before the performance - excludes certain performances. For more information, visit donmarwarehouse.com/barclaysfrontrow. Groups: 0870 060 6636.

Day Seats: Standing tickets available on the day from the box office in person from 10.30am - maximum of two per person. Excludes certain performances.

Transport & Parking:

Tubes: Covent Garden, Leicester Sq, Charing Cross, Holborn
Buses: Destination Leicester Sq.14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176
Parking: Masterpark

Access Performances: To book tickets for the following performances - at £15, call 020 7845 5822 or email access@donmarwarehouse.com For all other access enquiries or bookings, call 0844 871 7677.

Audio-Described Performance (audio-described by Vocaleyes):

JULIUS CAESAR: Saturday 2 February
TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS: Saturday 23 March
THE WEIR: Saturday 25 May

All preceded by a touch tour at 1.30pm

Captioned Performance (captioned by Stagetext):

JULIUS CAESAR: Monday 28 January
TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS: Monday 25 March
THE WEIR: Tuesday 28 May

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