2014-2015 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by Josie Rourke
Two decades after its London premier, Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke revives one of the acknowledged greats of twentieth century musical theatre. Hollywood comes calling for a New York novelist. The offer is too good to refuse: adapt the private detective protagonist of his books into a big-screen hero. The siren song of Los Angeles is a dangerous temptation and while his movie plays out in black and white, his new life is all-too colourful.Read more
2014-2014 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
HENRY IV marks the return of Phyllida Lloyd, the reunion of the director with Harriet Walter and the second instalment in what will be a trilogy of works at the Donmar from these major artists. What makes a king? What makes a father? Shakespeare’s monumental history play travels to the heart of family, duty and country.Read more
Is there really such a thing as privacy anymore? PRIVACY explores how governments and corporations collect and use our personal information, and what that means for our security, our identity and our future. Provoked by the recent revelations of Edward Snowden, PRIVACY draws on interviews with journalists, politicians and analysts, and asks the audience directly: how much do we give away when we share?Read more
2014-2014 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by Peter Gill
In the drawing room of the Rawlinson’s late Victorian villa in Kent, life as it was lived before the war is quietly resuming its place. The family’s son, Leonard Rawlinson, is among the British delegation sent to Versailles to draw up the treaty that will come to define Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world. With the ghost of a fallen loved one still haunting him, Leonard perceives that the choices made in Paris will shape the fate of millions for centuries to come. At the start of the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, this major new play draws startling connections between this pivotal moment at the end of WWI and the world we live in today, reminding us that the past is not a foreign country.Read more
2013-2014 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by N/A
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lieRead more
2013-2013 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by James Macdonald
It’s 1958. Beatie Bryant has been to London and fallen in love with Ronnie, a young socialist. As she anxiously awaits his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, her head is swimming with new ideas. Ideas of a bolder, freer world which promise to clash with their rural way of life. ROOTS is the remarkable centrepiece of Wesker’s seminal post-war trilogy.Read more
2012-2012 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by Lyndsey Turner
Tomorrow morning, Gar O'Donnell is leaving Ballybeg and the Ireland of his childhood. Leaving his father and the lads. Leaving Kate. There's a dream across the ocean, of Cadillacs, Coke floats and girls: a dream of America. On his last night in town a series of visitations, real and imagined, force Gar to confront the choices he's made and the promise of the future. The play that established Brian Friel as one of the greatest theatrical voices of the English language, Philadelphia, Here I Come! paints a touching portrait of a young man on the verge of a new beginning, searching for the strength to say goodbye.Read more
2012-2012 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by Josie Rourke
It’s with the promise of money, glory and adventure that Captain Plume is recruiting the men of Shrewsbury for the King’s army. He’s also determined to make a conquest of Sylvia, but as she’s now an heiress she can afford to put him to the test. All the while, the scheming Melinda is toying with the affections of Captain Brazen and the gentleman Mr Worthy.
From military manoeuvring to sexual strategies, Farquhar’s triumphant The Recruiting Officer, written in 1706, is an unashamed celebration of love, lustiness and victory in battle and in the bedroom.
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2011-2012 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by Michael Grandage
King Richard banishes his noblemen and seizes their land to fuel his own wars. As anger mounts, a battle for the soul of England begins and one man's divine right to rule is called into question. Shakespeare's poetic masterpiece is an epic tale of destruction, ruin and decay that casts light on the decline of a kingdom and the solitude of power.Read more
2011-2011 | Donmar Warehouse Directed by Rob Ashford
Exiled from her home by the Old Devil Sea to the inland plains, Anna Christie's life changed forever at just five years of age. Fifteen years later, she is reunited with the father who sent her away and sets sail in search of a new beginning. Eugene O'Neill's epic Pulitzer Award-winning play about love and forgiveness charts one woman's longing to forget the dark secrets of her past and hope for salvation.Read more
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