***image2:left***London: Michael Frayn’s 1976 comedy, Donkeys’ Years, is set to return to the West End. It will begin previews on April 27, 2006 at the Comedy Theatre, and open on May 9th.
Starring in the comedy will be:
David Haig as Christopher Headingley. Haig was nominated for an Olivier Award for his role as Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. His other London credits include: Journey’s End, Hitchcock Blonde, Life x 3, and Art.
Smanatha Bond as Lady Driver. Bond starred in 2005’s Rubenstein Kiss.
James Dreyfus as Alan Quine. Dreyfus originated the role of Carmen Ghia in the London production of The Producers, and won an Oliver Award for his work in Lady in the Dark.
Mark Addy as Kenneth Snell. Addy starred in the film The Full Monty and the television series Still Standing.
Joining them will be Jonathan Coy as Norman Tates, Edward Petherbridge as Sydney Birkett, and Michael Simkins as David Buckle.
Jeremy Sams will serve as director. The creative team includes design by Peter McKintosh and lighting design by Howard Harrison.
Donkeys’ Years won an Olivier Award in 1976, and concerns six former students who gather at a reunion dinner at their old university college 25 years after they graduated. During their night at the college, nostalgic reminiscing leads to old friendships and feuds resurfacing.
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