Photo Flash: First Look at Lia Williams in Rehearsals for THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE at The Donmar Warehouse
The Donmar Warehouse presents an arresting new stage adaptation of Muriel Spark's iconic novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Scottish playwright David Harrower, in the 100th anniversary year of Muriel Spark's birth. The production will star Lia Williams in the title role, with rising talent Rona Morison, alongside a cast including Nicola Coughlan, Emma Hindle, Edward Mackliam, Grace Saif, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Helena Wilson, Angus Wright and Kit Young. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will be directed by Polly Findlay, who returns to the Donmar following her acclaimed production of Limehouse.
Artistic Director Josie Rourke said: "In the centenary year of her birth, Muriel Spark's iconic novel, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, has been adapted for the Donmar by leading playwright, David Harrower. It's wonderful to have these two major Scottish voices join in concert on the Donmar stage. Directing the production, we herald the return of one our most significant and exciting directors, Polly Findlay, whose production of Limehouse was a resounding triumph last year. Lia Williams and rising talent Rona Morison lead the cast."
At Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Miss Jean Brodie presides over her 'set', her chosen few. In return for their absolute devotion, Miss Brodie will provide an education far beyond the confines of the curriculum.
The Donmar's free ticket scheme for those aged 25 and under, YOUNG+FREE, will continue to offer seats for performances of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie with tickets released via ballot on the final Friday of every month. YOUNG+FREE is funded through the generosity of audiences via the Donmar's PAY IT FORWARD scheme. These donations and the partnership support of Delta Air Lines have allowed the Donmar to allocate more than 11,000 free tickets to those aged 25 and under over the past year.
KLAXON tickets will also continue across the run. Starting from £10, KLAXON tickets are released for sale every Monday for performances in the following three weeks. Tickets will be available across the auditorium at every price band. Audiences can sign up to receive information about tickets on the Donmar's website www.donmarwarehouse.com.