Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Zoe Wanamaker
Zoe Wanamaker stars in Nick Payne's new play ELEGY at Donmar Warehouse, which opened last night. She's joined in the cast by Nina Sosanya and Barbara Flynn, and directed by Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke. Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it's now possible to extend life.
What if every neuron in the human brain could be mapped and decoded? Every act of human behaviour catalogued and wholly understood? Through the beautiful and moving story of three women who've made the choice between love and survival, Elegy explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us. But at what cost?
It's another interesting project for versatile actress Zoe Wanamaker, a nine-time Olivier Award nominee who's worked on everything from landmark RSC and National Theatre productions, such as a memorable Beatrice to Simon Russell Beale's Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, to film and TV genre staples like Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Prime Suspect, the latter earning her a BAFTA nomination.
In honour of Elegy's opening, BroadwayWorld invites you to relive some of Zoe Wanamaker's great performances. Take five below!
Much Ado About Nothing
All My Sons
The Cherry Orchard
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Mrs McGinty's Dead
Photo credit: Helen Maybanks