An all-female production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Trelawny of the Wells by Arthur Wing Pinero and The Weir by Conor McPherson are set for the 2012-13 season at London’s Donmar Warehouse. The season will kick off with the previously announced production of Berenice, starring Stephen Campbell Moore and Dominic Rowan, which begins performances September 27.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Julius Caesar is set to star Jade Anouka, Frances Barber, Glare Dunne, Jenny Jules, Cush Jumbo and Harriet Walker. The production is an all-female version of the classic Shakespeare play about conspiracy, assassination and retribution. Julius Caesar will begin performances November 29, with an official opening night on December 4. The production will play a limited engagement through February 9, 2013.
Trelawny of the Wells, directed by Joe Wright, is scheduled to begin performances February 15, 2013 and will play a limited engagement through April 13. Opening night is set for February 26. The production tells the story of Rose Trelawney, who is the brightest star in the firmament of the wells—the theater company that raised her from birth. But she’s prepared to give it all up for the love of her stage-door suitor, aristocratic Arthur. Her family is less convinced of his charms, however, and her joyful challenge to their dreary, snobby existence shocks them to their core. Casting has not yet been announced.
Helmed by Josie Rourke, The Weir begins performances April 18, 2013 and will play a limited engagement through June 8. Opening night is set for April 25. Set in Brendan’s pub, The Weir is the story of men gathering for their daily pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst—a woman—spurs them to impress her with stories. But one story is more chilling and real than any of the men could have foreseen. No casting has been announced.