Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge will headline the Donmar Warehouse's forthcoming revival of John Osborne’s Inadmissible Evidence. The play will begin performances on October 13 and open on October 18, playing through November 26, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
Joining Hodge will be Serena Evans, Karen Gillan, Esther Hall, Amy Morgan, Alice Sanders, Daniel Ryan and Al Weaver.
Inadmissible Evidence centers on Bill Maitland (Hodge), a middle-aged lawyer struggling to avoid the harsh truths of his life and keep a hold on reality. As those closest to him begin to draw away, he puts himself on trial to fight for his sanity. Osborne’s drama is described as a poignant, witty and compelling portrait of loss, betrayal and defeat. The play premiered in London in 1964 and debuted on Broadway in 1965, receiving Tony nominations for Best Play and for Nicol Williamson’s performance as Maitland.
Hodge won the 2010 Best Actor Tony Award and London's Olivier Award for his performance as Albin in La Cage aux Folles. He starred in Donmar Warehouse productions of Guys and Dolls and The Collection/The Lover as well as National Theatre productions of A Matter of Life and Death, Betrayal and Blinded by the Sun, Pinter's The Caretaker at the Comedy Theatre and Dumb Show at the Royal Court.
The creative team will include Soutra Gilmour (set design), James Farncombe (lighting design) and Ben and Max Ringham (composer and sound design).