Donmar Warehouse announces new stage adaptation of ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’

To mark the 100th anniversary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Donmar Warehouse has today announced an arresting new stage adaptation of Spark’s iconic novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, adapted by Scottish playwright David Harrower.

Directed by Polly Findlay, who returns to the Donmar following her acclaimed production of Limehouse, the production will star Lia Williams in the title role, with rising talent Rona Morison, alongside a cast including Nicola Coughlan, Emma Hindle, Grace Saif, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Helena Wilson, Angus Wright and Kit Young.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie runs at the Donmar Warehouse from Monday 4 June to Saturday 28 July, 2018.


Photo by David Stewart


At Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Miss Jean Brodie presides over her ‘set’, her chosen few. In return for their absolute devotion, Miss Brodie will provide an education far beyond the confines of the curriculum.

Great teachers leave a mark. Miss Jean Brodie’s will never be erased.


Artistic Director Josie Rourke said:

“In the centenary year of her birth, Muriel Spark’s iconic novel, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, has been adapted for the Donmar by leading playwright, David Harrower. It’s wonderful to have these two major Scottish voices join in concert on the Donmar stage. Directing the production, we herald the return of one our most significant and exciting directors, Polly Findlay, whose production of Limehouse was a resounding triumph last year. Lia Williams and rising talent Rona Morison lead the cast.”


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