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London News Anne Reid to Lead Marjorie Prime at Menier Chocolate Factory

The Jordan Harrison play explores the limits of what technology can replace in the face of age.

Anne Reid
Anne Reid BBC

London's Menier Chocolate Factory has announced full cast and creative team for the U.K. premiere of Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison.

The play, which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum/Center Theater Group in Los Angeles in 2014, explores the limits of technology and questions of mortal identity through an 85 year old woman named Marjorie. As her memory begins to fail, a handsome new AI is programmed to repeat the story of her life to her, whether she wants to remember or not.

Marjorie Prime was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist, and previously premiered in New York at Playwrights Horizons.

The London production will star Anne Reid as Marjorie, Richard Fleeshman as Walker, Nancy Carroll as Tess, and Tony Jayawardena as Jon. The creative team will consist of director Dominic Dromgoole, set and costume designer Jonathan Fensom, and lighting designer Emma Chapman.

Opening March 15, Marjorie Prime will begin previews March 3, and run through May 6.

For more information, visit MenierChocolateFactory.com.

 
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