Donmar in comic adaptation of Anouilh’s Welcome Home, Captain Fox!

Rory Keenan & Barnaby Kay in Welcome Home, Capt. Fox! Photos Manuel Harlan.
Rory Keenan & Barnaby Kay in Welcome Home, Capt. Fox! Photos Manuel Harlan.

It’s the legendary hot summer of 1959 and while the Cold War rages and America tunes into I Love Lucy!, Captain Jack Fox, believed missing in action in the fields of France 15 years before, is about to be reunited with his family in The Hamptons.

But is this really Jack Fox? And if it isn’t, who is this man? And why are there 22 other families so intent on claiming him as their own?

Welcome Home, Captain Fox! is set to open at London’s Donmar Warehouse in a new version of Jean Anouilh’s 1937 comedy Le Voyageur Sans Bagage by Anthony Weigh.

The production, directed by Blanche McIntyre, stars Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York.

Based on Jean Anouilh’s hit play Welcome Home, Captain Fox! is a sparkling comedy of identity, lost and found. Playwright Anthony Weigh updates Anouilh’s riotous family drama to a long, hot summer, on the very tip of Long Island, in the America of the late 1950s.

Welcome Home, Captain Fox! is now in preview with an official opening night of March 1. It runs at London’s Donmar Warehouse until April 16.

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