Susan Wokoma is to appear in Teenage Dick at the Donmar Warehouse.
She joins the previously announced Daniel Monks in the production, which is written by Mike Lew and is described as a “darkly comic take on Shakespeare’s Richard III”.
Wokoma recently appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, while Monks’ latest role was in Sydney Theatre Company’s Lord of the Flies.
Teenage Dick will have its UK premiere at the Donmar in London later this year, beginning previews on December 6.
Press night is on December 12, and the show runs until February 1.
It is directed by Donmar artistic director Michael Longhurst, and designed by Chloe Lamford. Lighting design is by Sinéad McKenna and casting is by Anna Cooper.
The theatre has also confirmed dates for Lyndsey Turner’s revival of the Caryl Churchill play Far Away.
It will run from February 6 to March 21, 2020, with press night on February 12.
Designed by Lizzie Clachan, the production will have lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Christopher Shutt and casting by Cooper.
On both productions, the Donmar will work with 800 young people from schools across London on creating new response pieces to the themes of the plays.