Casting announced for the world premiere of Trouble In Butetown at the Donmar Warehouse

Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce the casting for Diana Nneka Atuona’s Trouble in Butetown. Tinuke Craig directs Samuel AdewunmiRita Bernard-ShawIfan Huw DafyddZaqi IsmailGareth KennerleyBethan Mary-JamesSarah Parish and Zephryn Taitte.

The world première production opens on 20 February 2023, with previews from 10 February, and runs until 25 March. The Donmar continues its 30th anniversary celebrations providing £10 tickets for audiences aged under 30 to mark the milestone, with support from Associate Sponsor Barclays.

The production is designed by Peter McKintosh, with lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, sound design by Emma Laxton, composed by Clement Ishmael, movement director – Ingrid Mackinnon, fight direction by Kev McCurdy and casting by Anna Cooper CDG.

In her illegal boarding house in Butetown, Cardiff, Gwyneth Mbanefo toils tirelessly to keep afloat.

It’s a port town during the war; home to souls from every corner of the globe.  When Nate, an African American GI, escapes his barracks and discovers this new world without segregation, can he find safe harbour? And with danger on every corner, whom can he trust?

Trouble in Butetown is a world première by the award-winning playwright Diana Nneka Atuona (Liberian Girl), directed by Tinuke Craig.

Trouble in Butetown is a recipient of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Writers Award and the George Devine Award.

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