The London revival of Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine has announced full casting for its upcoming run at Donmar Warehouse. Previews begin December 9 for the run which will open December 15. Performances are set through February 4, 2023.
The production will feature John Light as Teck de Brancovis, Carlyss Peer as Marthe de Brancovis, Geoffrey Streatfeild as David Farrelly, Mark Waschke as Kurt Muller, David Webber as Joseph, and Finley Glasgow as Joshua Muller. Tamar Laniado and Chloe Raphael will share the role of Babette Muller with Bertie Caplan and Henry Hunt sharing the role of Bodo Muller.
They join previously announced cast members Kate Duchêne as Anise, Caitlin FitzGerald as Sara Muller, and Patricia Hodge as Fanny Farrelly.
Fanny Farrelly, a widow, waits in her living room in 1941 Washington, D.C. for her daughter—who is fleeing Europe with her German husband and children in tow. America, however, turns out not to be the refuge they believed it would be as new dangers are revealed.
Ellen McDougall will direct the production, featuring design by Basia Bińkowska, lighting design by Azusa Ono, sound design by Tingying Dong, fight direction by Cristian Cardenas, musical direction by Josh Middleton, video design by Sarah Readman, dramaturgy by Emma Jude Harris and Zoe Svendsen, and voice and dialect coaching by Nia Lynn. Anna Cooper serves as casting director and mezze eade serves as anti-racism consultant.
Watch on the Rhine made its Broadway premiere April 1, 1941 at the Martin Beck Theatre where it played 378 performances. It was revived for the 1979-1980 season and George Hearn received a Tony nomination for his performance as Kurt Muller.
The London revival runs as part of the Donmar’s 30th anniversary season.
For tickets and more information, visit DonmarWarehouse.com.