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Branagh, Hiddleston, Riseborough et al. Set for Donmar's Ivanov

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Andrea Riseborough
Andrea Riseborough
Full casting has been announced for Michael Grandage's upcoming production of Chekhov's Ivanov, in a new version by Tom Stoppard, which launches the Donmar Warehouse's year-long residency at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre, where it runs from September 12- November 29, with an opening set for September 17.

Once a man of limitless promise, Ivanov is plunged into debt. His marriage is in crisis, and his evenings are spent negotiating loans, avoiding love affairs and fighting to resist the small town jealousies and intrigues which threaten to engulf his life.

In addition to the previously announced Kenneth Branagh, who stars in the title role, the cast will include Lucy Briers (Babakina), Linda Broughton (Avdotya), Lorcan Cranitch (Borkin), Tom Hiddleston (Lvov), Sylevestra Le Touzel (Zinaida), Gina McKee (Anna Petrovna), Kevin R. McNally (Lebedev), Andrea Riseborough (Sasha), and Malcolm Sinclair (Count Shabelsky). The company will also feature John Atterbury and James Tucker.

The production is designed by Christopher Oram, with lighting by Paule Constable and music and sound by Adam Cork.

For more information, visit www.whatsonstage.com.


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