News: John Light and Geoffrey Streatfeild join Watch on the Rhine

Full casting has been revealed for Lillian Hellman’s masterpiece political thriller Watch on the Rhine, which runs at the Donmar Warehouse from 9 December 2022 – 4 February 2023.

Joining the previously announced Kate Duchêne as Anise, Caitlin FitzGerald as Sara Muller and Patricia Hodge as Fanny Farrelly are John Light (La Belle Sauvage, Bridge Theatre) as Teck de Brancovis, Carlyss Peer (The Ocean at the End of the Lane, National Theatre) as Marthe de Brancovis, Geoffrey Streatfeild (Blythe Spirit, Theatre Royal Bath/West End) as David Farrelly, Mark Waschke as Kurt Muller and David Webber (Small Island, National Theatre) as Joseph.

They are joined by Finley Glasgow (Love and Other Acts of Violence, Donmar) as Joshua Muller, Tamar Laniado (Leopoldstadt, West End) and Chloe Raphael (Leopoldstadt, West End) as Babette Muller, and Bertie Caplan (professional stage debut) and Henry Hunt (Force Majeure, Donmar) as Bodo Muller.

Summer 1941. On a peaceful morning in a Washington D.C. living room, widow Fanny Farrelly anxiously awaits the return of her daughter and her German husband, fleeing Europe with their children.

As night falls, dark secrets emerge, and this American sanctuary becomes even more dangerous than what they left behind. 

As part of the Donmar’s 30th anniversary season, this marks the first major London revival of Watch on the Rhine in over 40 years, and will be directed by Ellen McDougall.

The production is designed by Basia Bińkowska, with lighting by Azusa Ono, sound by Tingying Dong, musical direction by Josh Middleton, video design by Sarah Readman, casting by Anna Cooper CDG, dramaturgy by Emma Jude Harris and Zoe Svendsen, and anti-racism consultancy by mezze eade.

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