The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Artistic Director Michael Longhurst’s inaugural Donmar production Europe by David Greig. Joining previously announced cast members Billy Howle (Berlin), Kevork Malikyan (Sava), Faye Marsay (Adele), Stephen Wight (Billy) and Shane Zaza (Morocco) will be Theo Barklem-Biggs as Horse, Ron Cook as Fret and Natalia Tena … [Read more...]
Donmar Warehouse London WC2H 9LX UK | Reviews & News
Led by Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham, the Donmar is an intimate 251-seat, subsidised theatre in Covent Garden; right at the heart of London’s West End. It is internationally renowned as one of the world’s principal producing theatres, having won over 100 major awards during its 24-year history.
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The Donmar Warehouse is the home for leading artists to make world-class theatre that engages, inspires and entertains. We share our work with as broad an audience as possible.
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There are benefits to seeing productions like The Way of the World, a solidly faithful rendering of a Restoration comedy. It provides an opportunity to see a play of this nature (this one premiered in March 1700) with the original text. It’s likely there have been some minor changes made for this production, but the fact remains that this is not an adaptation of the … [Read more...]
The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for James Macdonald’s new revival of William Congreve’s Restoration comedy masterpiece The Way of The World. Haydn Gwynne will be playing the role of Lady Wishfort, replacing Linda Bassett who has sadly had to withdraw from the production before the start of rehearsals for personal reasons. Full casting also … [Read more...]
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the place where we receive our sustenance and is the only room that everyone in a house is likely to visit and meet other members of the household. This is particularly true in a small property such as a cottage on a farm, the setting for Peter Gill’s 2001 play The York Realist which has been revived at the Donmar … [Read more...]
There’s a lovely image of Paris that’s conjured up by certain shows and motion pictures, portraying it as the so-called city of love and romance. Then there’s the reality of the French capital, where, for example, authorities have had to remove many tonnes of lovers’ padlocks from bridges because their combined weight was starting to cause structural damage. There’s … [Read more...]
In this punchy new version by Elinor Cook we are transported from the Norwegian Fjords in the 1880s to a Caribbean island in the 1950s. It’s a curious blend and one that works well with this play. This is a beautiful reworking of the play. The set, the performances, the lightness of the writing all work to create an entertaining and thoughtful piece of theatre. Ibsen … [Read more...]
Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today three new productions at the Donmar Warehouse for late 2017 and through to 2018: a new play by Amy Herzog, Belleville, a revival of Peter Gill’s modern classic, The York Realist, and a new production of William Congreve’s Restoration comedy The Way of the World. The Donmar will host … [Read more...]
The collapse of Kids Company was a tabloid dream. For twenty years Camila Batmanghelidjh was synonymous with Kids Company, the charity she founded in 1996. When the company folded (just a few days after receiving a 3 million pound government grant) there were recriminations and allegations. How had so much public money been spent on a floundering charity? Was there … [Read more...]
“The Labour Party is f*cked!” When the opening line of a play is such a succinct summary of a major political party’s prospects we realise, immediately, that although Limehouse is set in 1981, it is going to be a resounding commentary on the state of Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour today. Whilst this is ostensibly a historical play about politics the “history repeating … [Read more...]