Writer Amy Herzog is one of the brightest new talents in the theater (New York Times). Her acclaimed play about a romantic dream gone sour receives its UK premiere. Michael Longhurst (Amadeus, National Theatre; Constellations, Royal Court, West End and Broadway) directs at the Donmar for the first time.

Four of the UK's most exciting young actors all make their Donmar debuts: Faith Alabi, Malachi Kirby, James Norton and Imogen Poots.

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Americans Zack and Abby are bright, young and recently married. He’s a doctor combating infant disease. She’s an actress, also teaching yoga. It’s just before Christmas and they’re living the expat highlife in bohemian Belleville, Paris.

It’s all a little too perfect.

Amy Herzog
Michael Longhurst
Natasha Chivers
Ben and Max Ringham
Tom Scutt
Imogen Knight
Cast list:
Imogen Poots, James Norton, Malachi Kirby, Faith Alabi

Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Warehouse, London, WC2h 9LX
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0844 871 7624
Nearest tube:
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Director Michael Longhurst piles on the sense of millennial anxiety and brooding menace in Amy Herzog's 2011 relationship drama about a young, newly married American couple in Paris, living in the neighbourhood of Belleville. She's seriously depressed but trying to wean herself off anti-depressants. He's got something (plenty!) to hide, like the fact that he's not paid the rent in four months... Read more

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Photos: James Norton, Imogen Poots and cast in rehearsals for Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Images have been released showing the cast of Belleville, due to run at the Donmar Warehouse next month, in rehearsals for Michael Longhurst’s production. Amy Herzog’s play is about two Americans – Zack, a doctor, and Abby, an actress – living in the bohemian area of Belleville in Paris just before Christmas. The cast for Belleville includes Faith Alabi (The Rolling Stone), Malachi Kirby (Rough Cuts), James Norton (Bug) and Imogen Poots (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf). Belleville is at the Donmar Warehouse from 7th December to 3rd February, with an official opening on 14th December.  

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