Designer Tom Scutt will make his directorial debut at the Donmar Warehouse next year with a stage adaptation of the thriller film Berberian Sound Studio.
It will be one of the final productions in Josie Rourke’s tenure as artistic director, alongside the UK premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer prize-winning play Sweat.
Peter Strickland’s film Berberian Sound Studio has been adapted by Joel Horwood, and will be directed by Scutt, in his directorial debut.
Described as a “darkly comic visual and sonic feast”, it is set in an Italian sound studio, with design by Scutt and Anna Yates.
Movement is by Sasha Milavic Davies.
The cast will be led by Tom Brooke, with Enzo Cilenti and Tom Espiner.
It runs from February 8 to March 30, with press night on February 14.
Sweat, which explores the political and cultural situation in the US, will be directed by Lynette Linton. Linton makes her Donmar debut with the play.
It runs from December 7 to January 26, with press night on December 19, while Sweat has design by Frankie Bradshaw and movement by Polly Bennett.
Rourke leaves the Donmar next year, and her final production, opening in April, is yet to be announced.