Moviemaker JOE WRIGHT is preparing for his directorial debut in theatre after signing up to oversee a new London show.
Wright will direct a production of Arthur Wing Pinero's Trelawny of the Wells.
The show is set to debut at the Donmar Warehouse in February (13), and the venue's artistic director, Josie Rourke, says, "Joe is one of the leading lights of British film. It feels very apt that having grown up in a theatre, Joe should be directing Trelawny of the Wells, as it's a play set in that corner of London, and a love letter to actors and life in the theatre."
Atonement director Wright is also backing a new initiative to encourage locals to attend the theatre, by selling selected tickets for just $16 (£10).
He adds, "It's very important theatre is an inclusive experience."
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