Donmar Warehouse announce full cast for Arnold Wesker’s ‘ROOTS’

Donmar Warehouse presents

roots

Arnold Wesker’s

ROOTS

03 October 2013 – 30 November 2013

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Director: James Macdonald

Designer: Hildegard Bechtler

Lighting Designer: Guy Hoare

Sound Designer: Ian Dickinson for Autograph

Video Designer: Dick Straker

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Full cast: Linda Bassett, David Burke, Lisa Ellis, Ian Gelder, Nic Jackman, Michael Jibson, Carl Prekopp, Jessica Raine and Emma Stansfield.

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“The world’s bin growing for two thousand years and we heven’t noticed it”

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Roots is the exquisite centrepiece of Wesker’s seminal post-war trilogy, a landmark achievement of 20th century British theatre. James Macdonald makes his Donmar debut with this portrait of a young woman finding her voice at a time of unprecedented social change. Jessica Raine, whose television work includes the lead role in the BBC series Call the Midwife and whose stage credits include Harper ReganRocket to the Moon (National Theatre), The Changeling (Young Vic) and Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith), will play Beatie, with Linda Bassett, whose extensive credits include, for film, East is East and Calendar Girls and on stage People (National Theatre), Love and Information and In Basildon (Royal Court), as her mother…Read More

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