Banished star MyAnna Buring is to join Dame Judi Dench, Catherine Tate and Mark Gatiss in the jaw-droppingly impressive cast of upcoming Donmar Warehouse political drama The Vote.
James Graham’s play, which has a short London season in the run-up to the General Election, is set in a polling station in the final 90 minutes of the 2015 election and follows the goings-on of the electorate and the diverse and diligent workers who turn the often unglamorous spaces into places of history.
The Vote’s run will culminate on 7 May with a live broadcast on More 4 during the exact time that the drama is set.
Buring, whose London theatre appearances include The Wasp at Hampstead Theatre and Strangers On A Train in the West End, is joined in the cast by previously announced stars including Nicholas Burns, Paul Chahidi, Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser, Bill Paterson, Nina Sosanya and Timothy West.
The show runs from 24 April at the Donmar Warehouse.
Inspired by the election, the Donmar has also launched a decade-long project that will track the political views of future voters over the next 10 years.
More than 100 primary school aged children from across Great Britain have been interviewed by the team behind My Mark, led by director Robert Hastie and writer Michelle Terry, in the project’s first stage.
The results of the initial work will be presented in a one-off rehearsed reading at the Donmar on 28 April.
Speaking about My Mark, Executive Producer of the Donmar Warehouse Kate Pakenham said: “As The Vote examines our democracy in 2015, we also want to look to the future and ask the voters of tomorrow to have their say… We are thrilled to have embarked on the first stage of this hugely exciting project, which will span the next 10 years and which is truly national in its scope and ambition. This feels like the start of an extraordinary journey.”