first_img View Comments The Real Thing Tony winner Stephen Dillane, Gina McKee, Francesca Annis and more have been enlisted for Donmar Warehouse’s 2016 spring season. Three plays are scheduled to run at the London theater— Anthony Weigh’s Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Nick Payne’s Elegy and Brian Friel’s Faith Healer.The season will kick off with a comedy of identity, lost and found—Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Weigh’s new version of Jean Anouilh’s hit 1937 work Le Voyageur Sans Bagage. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the family drama will feature Francesca Annis, Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird and Fenella Woolgar. The production is scheduled to play a limited engagement February 18, 2016 through April 16, with opening night scheduled for March 1.The Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke will then reunite with the Donmar’s writer-in-residence Payne to helm the world premiere of Elegy. The show imagines a near future in which radical advances in medical science mean that it’s now possible extend life, but at what cost? Opening night is set for April 27; the production will run April 21 through June 18.For the last play in the season, Lyndsey Turner will direct Friel’s Faith Healer, starring Dillane as Frank and McKee as Grace. About the possibility of genius, and the certainty of failure, the revival will play June 23 through August 20, with opening night scheduled for June 28.last_img

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