‘A Doll’s House - Part 2’ and 'The Band's Visit' in Donmar Warehouse 2022 season
Noma Dumezweni will star in ‘A Doll’s House - Part 2'.
Four new productions will open at the Donmar Warehouse throughout 2022. Currently, the Donmar Warehouse is home to Henry V starring Kit Harington, and will then open with the UK premiere of Marys Seacole next month.
Following Marys Seacole, Noma Dumezweni will then star in the European premiere of A Doll’s House - Part 2. Lucas Hnath’s 2017 play follows Nora, the central character in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, 15 years after the play. In a 2017 review of A Doll’s House - Part 2 on New York Theatre Guide "A Doll’s House, Part 2 is a reminder of why theatre – or art itself – is, at its best, a life altering experience. This is the sort of play that makes us remember we are alive.”
The Olivier-winning actress Noma Dumezweni originated the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. The A Doll’s House - Part 2 creative team includes James McDonald as director, with scenic design by Rae Smith and lighting design by Azusa Ono. A Doll’s House - Part 2 is at the Donmar Warehouse begins previews on 10 June, with an opening night on 16 June and performances to 6 August.
Dawn King’s The Trials will then run at the Donmar Warehouse from 12 to 27 August. The production sees 12 young performers ask questions about the climate emergency to an older generation. Natalie Abrahami directs, with a creative team including design by Georgia Lowe, lighting by Jai Morjaria, sound design and composition by Xana.
From 1 to 17 September, the Donmar Warehouse will partner with Tara Theatre for Silence, a play that examines the 1947 Partition of India. Silence is co-written by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood, and directed by Abdul Shayek .
This winter, the Donmar Warehouse will then house the European premiere of The Band’s Visit. The 10-time Tony Award-winning musical follows an Egyptian police band who accidentally arrive in Israel to play a concert, but are then sent to a remote village.
In a review of The Band’s Visit for New York Theatre Guide, “The pace of this 95-minute production is all but perfect. The mix of foot-stomping, jump-up-and-join-us numbers artfully juxtaposed with quiet, sweet, introspective solos and duets is just right. Add to that, the story line keeps you wondering, as the clock it ticking, and the band’s visit is just over night; they must be on to play at the cultural center a long, dusty bus ride away.”
The Band’s Visit features a book by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by David Yazbek. Michael Longhurst directs The Band’s Visit with further creatives and casting to be announced. The Band’s Visit plays from 24 September to 3 December.
Photo credit: Noma Dumezweni (Photo by Kate Morley PR)
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