Fiona Shaw, who recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony-nominated The Testament of Mary, will bring The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to the Brooklyn Academy of Music this winter, according to the U.K.'s The Guardian. Directed by Tony nominee Phyllida Lloyd, the show will have its American premiere December 10 through 22 as part of BAM's annual Next Wave festival.
Penned by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is an epic poem about a ship lost in the icy Antarctic sea, and tells the story of a sailor who shoots an albatross during a voyage and runs into a seam of ill fortune, as the rest of the crew perish on board. Shaw will be joined on stage by dancer Daniel Hay Gordon.
Shaw last appeared at BAM in John Gabriel Borkman. Her other theater credits include Medea (for which she received a Tony nomination), Happy Days, Mother Courage, Hedda Gabler, The Good Person of Sichuan and The Waste Land. The Testament of Mary closed May 5 at the Walter Kerr Theatre after 16 regular performances.