The Donmar Warehouse's artistic director Josie Rourke began her tenure at the helm there in 2012 with a candlelit production of George Farquhar's 1706 play The Recruiting Officer. Now the candles are back at the Donmar for another restoration classic The Way of the World that originally premiered in 1700 (though Rourke has been nowhere to be seen around the Donmar for most of the last year... Read more
The Way of the World Tickets, The Donmar Warehouse
Family, money, desire: the rules of the game, the way of the world.
Lady Wishfort’s sprawling, dysfunctional family are riven by desire – there’s everything to lose and six thousand pounds to gain. Congreve’s glorious ensemble of characters battle it out in this exposing, satirical comedy where everyone needs to win just to get by.
Following their collaboration on the mesmerising Roots in 2013, James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett in the role of Lady Wishfort.
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