Higgins, Jacobi, Sheen Set for Donmar Warehouse's New Season
Higgins will star in the title role of Frank McGuiness' radical reworking of Racine's Phaedra, April 6-June 3. Higgins received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Vincent in Brixton. The production will be directed by Tim Cairns, who will be helming the New Group's The Music Teacher later this month.
Jacobi will star in John Mortimer's A Voyage Round My Father, directed by Thea Sharrock, June 8-August 5. The play is Mortimer's affectionate homage to his father, a brilliant lawyer who often antagonized his only son. Jacobi received a Tony Award for Much Ado About Nothing, and received a Tony nomination for Breaking the Code.
Sheen will star as television personality David Frost in Peter Morgan's Nixon/Frost, August 10-October 7. The play dramatizes Frost's legendary televised interview with President Richard Nixon following his resignation. Sheen was last on Broadway as Mozart in the revival of Amadeus.
The Donmar is currently offering a revival of Ibsen's The Wild Duck, to be followed by Mark Ravenhill's The Cut, starring Sir Ian McKellen. Both shows are completely sold out.