London's Donmar staging all-female Shakespeare trilogy

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Posted: May 25, 2016 7:53 AM

LONDON (AP) — London's small but powerful Donmar Warehouse is branching out — across town and across the Atlantic.

The theater is mounting an all-female Shakespeare trilogy in a temporary 420-seat venue beside King's Cross railway station.

Harriet Walter will play Brutus in "Julius Caesar," the king in "Henry IV" and Prospero in "The Tempest" under the direction of Phyllida Lloyd. The plays — set inside a women's prison — will run from Sept. 23 to Dec. 16, with a quarter of tickets free to under-25s.

Three Donmar shows are also New York-bound. Online surveillance drama "Privacy," starring Daniel Radcliffe, opens at the Public Theater in July, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" with Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber is the Booth Theater from October, and "The Tempest" transfers to Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse in January.