Stephen Campbell Moore, Dominic Rowan and more complete the cast of Alan Hollinghurst’s new translation of Berenice by Jean Racine at London’s Donmar Warehouse. The production will feature previously announced star Anne-Marie Duff in the title role. Directed by Josie Rourke, Berenice begins performances September 27, with a press night on October 2. The production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through November 24.
In addition to Duff, Berenice is set to star Moore as Titus, Rowan as Anthiochus, Nigel Cooke as Paulinus, Kurt Egyiawan as Arsace, Derek Howard as Rutilus and Rosie Jones as Phenice.
Berenice is a five-act drama by Jean Racine about the Palestinian queen who waits for the Roman emperor Titus to come and marry her, despite his subjects' objection to the marriage. Meanwhile, Antiochus, the King of Commagene, is also vying for Berenice’s love. No casting for either male role has been announced.
Moore appeared in London productions of Clybourne Park, All My Sons, The History Boys and Much Ado About Nothing. Rowan’s London theater credits include A Voyage Round My Father and A Doll’s House. Egyiawan’s London theater credits include Henry V, King Lear, The Frontline and Earthquakes in London. Howard has appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, An Ideal Husband, The Revenger’s Tragedy and The History Boys. Jones’ London theater credits include Design For Living, As You Like It and Daisy Pulls It Off.
Berenice features design by Lucy Osborne, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Emma Laxton and music by Michael Bruce.