Mike Lew’s darkly comic take on Shakespeare’s Richard III has its UK debut, directed by Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. As winter formal gives way to glorious spring fling, Richard – the class loser – lusts for power at Roseland High. Main image: Siena-Kelly-and-Daniel-Monks-in-rehearsals-for-Teenage-Dick-at-the-Donmar-Warehouse-directed-by-Michael-Longhurst.-Photo-Marc-Brenner-
After years of torment due to his hemiplegia, Richard plots the ultimate rise in power: to become president of his senior class. But like all teenagers, and all despots, he is faced with the hardest question of all: is it better to be loved, or feared?
Siena Kelly (Anne Margaret) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Teenage Dick. Her theatre credits include Describe the Night (Hampstead), A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic), On The Town (Regent’s Park Open Air). Her television credits include Adult Material, Temple and Vanity Fair. Siena trained at the Arts Educational School.
Susan Wokoma (Elizabeth York) after appearing in the New York transfers of the acclaimed all female productions of Julius Caesar and Henry IV, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Susan makes her Donmar debut with Teenage Dick. Her theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Theatre), Labour of Love (Noël Coward), A Raisin in the Sun (Sheffield Crucible), Game, Dream Pill (Almeida), Hotel (National Theatre) and Three Birds (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Bush) for which she received an Offie Award nomination for Best Female Performance. Television credits include Year of the Rabbit, Chewing Gum, Crazyhead (for which she was selected by BAFTA as a Breakthrough Brit and won an RTS West award for Best On Screen Performance), and Porters.
DETAILS _ 6 December 2019 – 1 February 2020 Donmar Warehouse
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