Les Miz movie favorite Samantha Barks will appear in the classic musical City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse as part of the London theater’s 2014 fall season. Other new productions will include My Night With Reg and Henry IV.
Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke will direct Cy Coleman’s City of Angels. The cast of the Tony and Olivier-winning musical will feature Barks as Mallory/Avril, Hadley Fraser as Stine and Rosalie Craig as Gabby/Bobbi. Olivier winner Stephen Mear will choreograph. The show will play December 5 through February 7, 2015. Opening night is set for December 16.
Kevin Elyot’s My Night With Reg will be directed by the Donmar’s current trainee Associate Director Robert Hastie. The comedy is set in London’s gay community in the summer of 1985 against the back drop of the mounting AIDS crisis. The production will star Julian Ovenden as John, along with Matt Bardock as Benny, Jonathan Broadbent as Guy, Richard Cant as Bernie, Lewis Reeves as Eric and Geoffrey Streatfeild as Daniel. The show will run July 31 through September 27, with opening night scheduled for August 5.
Henry IV will be directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the second installment in a trilogy of all-female prison Shakespeares—her controversial production of Julius Caesar played at the Donmar before transferring in 2013 to New York's St Ann’s Warehouse. The cast will feature Harriet Walter as King Henry, Jade Anouka as Hotspur and Clare Dunne as Hal and Ashley McGuire as Falstaff. The production will run October 3 through November 29, with the play officially opening on October 9.