Classy revival set for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Donmar Warehouse

To mark the centenary year of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Donmar Warehouse has announced a revival of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Lia Williams.

A new adaptation, by David Harrower, based on Spark’s novel, will open this June at the Donmar.

Starring alongside Lia Williams will be 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 will be directed by Polly Findlay, who returns to the Donmar following her acclaimed production of Limehouse.

Artistic Director Josie Rourke said: ““In the centenary year of her birth, Muriel Spark’s iconic novel 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”.

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.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will run at the Donmar Warehouse from June 4 – July 28.

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