Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, has announced details of the venue's forthcoming autumn season including two new productions: David Harrower's Knives in Hens and Henrik Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea. The Donmar's production of Knives in Hens marks the first major London revival of Harrower's intense drama since its premiere in 1995. It also marks the Donmar debut of multi-award winning director Yaël Farber, who is set to helm the hauntingly poetic thriller. The cast includes Christian Cooke (as Pony William), Judith Roddy (as Young Woman) and Matt Ryan (as Gilbert).
South African director Yaël Farber has become known for her raw and intense productions of plays about epic personal battles, from Mies Julie (a blistering South African version of Strindberg's Miss Julie) to The Crucible (at the Old Vic). Earlier this summer her reputation lost some of its lustre with a critically-lambasted production of Salome on the National's largest Olivier. But even the... Read more