The Donmar Warehouse has announced full casting for artistic director Michael Longhurst’s inaugural Donmar production Europe by David Greig. Joining previously announced cast members Billy Howle (Berlin), Kevork Malikyan (Sava), Faye Marsay (Adele), Stephen Wight (Billy) and Shane Zaza (Morocco) will be Theo Barklem-Biggs as Horse, Ron Cook as Fret and Natalia Tena as Katia. The production runs from 20 June to 10 August 2019 (press night is 27 June).
This prophetic early masterpiece from Greig explores our complex relationship to Europe – as a continent, a refuge, an idea. Longhurst directs the 25th anniversary revival as his inaugural production as artistic director of the Donmar.
With Europe and the launch of Longhurst’s first season the Donmar is continuing its commitment to engaging new audiences by simplifying ticket access schemes and launching the Donmar Daily Release. This new scheme will see a minimum of 40 additional tickets released for sale every morning for the performance seven days later. Audiences can sign up to receive information about productions and ticketing on the Donmar’s website.
Also in the creative team are designer Chloe Lamford, lighting designer Tom Visser, sound designer Ian Dickinson for Autograph, composer Simon Slater, movement director Imogen Knight and casting director Anna Cooper CDG.
Theo Barklem-Biggs (Horse) returns to the Donmar Warehouse after appearing in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Barklem-Biggs has performed on stage previously in Don Juan in Soho (Wyndham’s) and Chapel Street (Bush). He has appeared in a number of television productions including Sliced, Carnival Row, White Gold series 2, Cleaning Up, Our World War, Ballot Monkeys, Tatau, Crims, The Interceptor, Silk, Miranda and Silent Witness. Fiilm credits include Make Up, Farming, Journey’s End, The Festival, Den Bedste Mand, Borrowed Time, Samuel-613, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Hammer of the Gods, Keith Lemon – The Film, The Man Inside, Borrowed Time and The Inbetweeners Movie.
Ron Cook (Fret) returns to the Donmar Warehouse after appearing in Faith Healer (also UK Tour and Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York), Trelawny of the Wells, Richard II, King Lear, Hamlet (also Broadhurst Theater, NY), Twelfth Night (Wyndham’s), Juno and the Paycock and Glengarry Glen Ross. His extensive theatre credits include Party Time/Celebration (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Children (Royal Court and Samuel J. Friedman, NY), Girl from the North Country (Old Vic), The Homecoming (Trafalgar Studios), Henry V (Noël Coward) The Seafarer and Howard Katz (National Theatre), and Our Country’s Good (Royal Court). His TV credits include Les Misérables, Chernobyl, The City & The City, Mr Selfridge, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Little Dorrit and The Singing Detective. His film credits include Hot Fuzz, On a Clear Day, 24 Hour Party People, Charlotte Gray, Chocolat, Topsy Turvy and Secrets and Lies.
Natalia Tena (Katia) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Europe. Theatre credits include Gone to Earth and Bronte (Shared Experience), Sitting Pretty (UK Tour), Nights at the Circus (Kneehigh), The Clean House (Royal & Derngate, Northampton) and Othello (RSC and UK Tour). Her television credits include Wisdom of the Crowd, The Refugees, The Ambassadors, Game of Thrones series 1, 2 and 3, Falcon, Shameless, Afterlife, Doctors and Murder Room. Extensive film credits include Anchor and Hope, Residue, 10,000 KM, Superbob, You Instead, Bel Ami, Ways to Live Forever, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Womb, Lecture 21, Fine Art of Love, Mrs Henderson Presents and About A Boy.