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ELEGY – Donmar Warehouse

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Suppose neuroscience could cure creeping brain deterioration by taking out whole networks of decaying neurons and replacing them with silicon, guaranteeing functionality, but wiping years of memory. Would you say yes – for yourself or a loved one – as the price of avoiding undignified decline? How frightening is it for the patient to contemplate losing “what binds me to me”, as Zoe Wanamaker’s Lorna puts it in this brief, brilliant, alarming piece? And how wrenching for a long-term spouse to find herself looked at with a stranger’s dispassionate, judging distaste?

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NEWS: Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya star in Nick Payne premiere

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The Donmar announces full casting for the world premiere of Elegy by playwright Nick Payne. Directed by Artistic Director Josie Rourke, the full cast is Barbara Flynn as Carrie, Nina Sosanya as Miriam and Zoë Wanamaker as Lorna, all making a return to the Donmar stage. Elegy – which runs 27 April to 18 June 2016 (previews from 21 April) – imagines a very-near …

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NEWS: Donmar premieres Nick Payne Elegy, revives Brian Friel and Jean Anouilh

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Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announces a new Spring Season of three plays which includes: Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, a new version of Jean Anouilh’s Le Voyageur Sans Bagage by Anthony Weigh, directed by Blanche McIntyre; a world premiere of a new play by Nick Payne, Elegy, directed by Josie Rourke; and a revival of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer, directed by Lyndsey Turner and starring Stephen Dillane and Gina McKee.