Donny's Brain: Full Casting Confirmed
We’re excited to announce the full cast for Rona Munro’s Donny’s Brain, our first Hampstead Downstairs show this season. Ryan Early takes on the title role and will be joined by Siobhan Hewlett, Emily Joyce, Skye Lourie and Nikesh Patel.
Directed by Anna Ledwich, Donny’s Brain, explores the unexpected consequences of trauma on human relationships. Caught between his memories and reality Donny has to decide who he truly loves and how he can move forward.
Rona Munro, the multi-award winning playwright, makes a much-anticipated return to Hampstead Theatre following the premieres of Snake (1999) and The Maiden Stone (1995). Rona’s previous theatre credits include the award winning plays Iron (Traverse Theatre/Royal Court) and Bold Girls (7:48 Theatre Co/Hampstead Theatre), as well as Little Eagles (RSC/Hampstead Theatre) and The Indian Boy (RSC). Her television, radio and film successes include Ken Loach’s film Ladybird Ladybird, BAFTA nominated Bumping the Odds for BBC and Dr Who.
Anna Ledwich, recipient of the Gate Theatre/Headlong New Directions Award in 2010 for her acclaimed adaptation of Lulu, was most recently Artistic Director of Theatre on The Fly at Chichester Festival Theatre. Previous credits include the hugely successful Remembered Hills (Chichester), Dream Story (Gate Theatre), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal and Derngate/Northampton University), and Lovely and Misfit (Trafalgar Studios).
Generously supported by The Peter Wolff Trust, Donny’s Brain is part of a season of new writing in our unique downstairs space. The season will continue with visiting company, Pentabus’, Blue Sky and will conclude with Steve Waters’ Ignorance.
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