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BAM's 2010 Season to Feature Donmar's CREDITORS, Broadway's Alan Rickman Directs

The Brooklyn Academy Of Music has announced their 2010 season, which will include the Donmar Warehouse's production of Strindberg's CREDITORS, directed by Alan Rickman. The cast will feature Anna Chancellor, Tom Burke and Owen Teale who will remain with the production after the transfer.

Born in Sweden in 1849, Strindberg was a leading figure in the Naturalism movement. His principal works include Mäster Olaf (1872), The Father (1887), Miss Julie (1888), Creditors (1890), The Ghost Sonata (1907) and The Storm (1907). Among his later plays were The Dance of Death (1901) and A Dream Play (1905), seen as forerunners to the Expressionism of post-war theatre. Strindberg died in 1912.

David Greig's plays include The American Pilot, Pyrenees, Ramallah, San Diego (Tron Theatre Award for Best New Play and Herald Angel Award), Outlying Islands (Scotsman Fringe First, Scottish Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play and Herald Angel Award), Not About Pomegranates, The Speculator, Caledonia Dreaming (Herald Archangel Award) and The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union (John Whiting Award).

Tom Burke's theatre credits include Don Juan Comes Back from the War (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Glass Eels (Hampstead Theatre), Scenes From an Execution (Hackney Empire) and Macbeth (Almeida Theatre). His television credits include Warriors, Number 13, Dracula, Jericho, The Brief, Casanova and State of Play; and for film, Telstar, Donkey Punch, I Want Candy and The Libertine.

Anna Chancellor's theatre work includes Never So Good (currently running at the National Theatre), Mammals (national tour), King Lear (RSC) and Stanley (National Theatre and Broadway). For television, her credits include The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton, Suburban Shootout, Spooks, Tipping the Velvet, The Cazalet Chronicles, Pride and Prejudice, Kavanagh QC, Karaoke and Cold Lazarus; and for film, St Trinians, Breaking and Entering, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Dreamers, What a Girl Wants, Crush and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Owen Teale's stage work includes Macbeth (Theatr Clwyd), The Dance of Death (Lyric Theatre), Ivanov (National Theatre), The Country (Royal Court), A Doll's House (The Playhouse and Broadway - winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play), Love's Labour's Lost, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Julius Caesar and Henry IV Part 1 (all RSC). For television, his credits include Lewis, Torchwood, Aftermath, Murder in Rome, Island at War and Ted and Alice; and for film, Love Me Forever, The Last Legion, King Arthur, Conspiracy and The Cherry Orchard.

Multi-award-winning actor Alan Rickman directs. As a director, Rickman's work includes My Name is Rachel Corrie (Royal Court, Playhouse Theatre and Minetta Lane Theater, New York) and The Winter Guest (Almeida Theatre).

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