Donmar Warehouse

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE

A new adaptation by David Harrower, based on the novel by Muriel Spark

4 June 2018 – 28 July 2018

★★★★★
‘David Harrower’s version retains Spark’s diamond-edged dialogue’
Observer

★★★★★
‘Lia Williams brings spark to the stage’
Evening Standard

★★★★
‘The success of Findlay’s production and Lizzie Clachan’s design lies in their ability to put a fresh theatrical sheen on Spark’s familiar story’
Guardian

 

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.

Great teachers leave a mark. Miss Jean Brodie’s will never be erased.

In the 100th anniversary year of Muriel Spark’s birth, her iconic novel receives an arresting new stage adaptation by David Harrower, with Lia Williams in the title role. Polly Findlay returns to the Donmar to direct, following her acclaimed production of Limehouse.


 

Production Photos

CAST
in order of speaking

Journalist Kit Young
Sandy Rona Morison
Miss Mackay Sylvestra Le Touzel
Jean Brodie Lia Williams
Gordon Lowther Angus Wright
Monica Grace Saif
Mary Emma Hindle
Joyce Emily Nicola Coughlan
Jenny Helena Wilson
Teddy Lloyd Edward MacLiam

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Polly Findlay
Designer Lizzie Clachan
Lighting Designer Charles Balfour
Sound Designer Paul Arditti
Composer Marc Tritschler
Movement Director Jonathan Goddard
Casting Director Alastair Coomer CDG

 

Rehearsal and production photography by Manuel Harlan