Coming up at Donmar - Late Middle Classes, The Prince of Homburg, Passion and King Lear with Derek Jacobi
The Donmar Warehouse has announced productions to February 2011, which includes The Late Middle Classes with Helen McCrory, The Prince of Homburg with Charlie Cox, Ian McDiarmid, Sondheim's Passion and King Lear with Derek Jacobi.
Public booking opens 22 March 2010.
The Late Middle Classes, by Simon Gray, opens 1 June 2010, following previews from 27 May - running to 17 July 2010. Directed by David Leveaux, designed by Mike Britton, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker. Starring Helen McCrory. About a young boy trapped between two types of oppressive love reveals the frustration, secrets and guilt of middle class respectability in 1950s England. Celia is bored to distraction; Charles is obsessed with his work; and their son is having his first lessons in music and in life.
The Prince of Homburg , by Heinrich von Kleist, in a new version by Dennis Kelly, opens 27 July 2010, following previews from 22 July - running to 4 Sep 2010. Directed by Jonathan Munby, designed by Angela Davies, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Christopher Shutt. Starring Charlie Cox, Ian McDiarmid. Heroic commander of the Prussian cavalry, the Prince of Homburg dreams of victory, glory and fame. But his reckless disobedience during a crucial military operation leads the Prince to his greatest battle yet.
Passion, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, opens 10 Sep 2010, following previews from 21 Sep - running to 27 Nov 2010. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin, choreography Scott Ambler, musical director Alan Williams, sound by Nick Lidster & Terry Jardine for Autograph. Starring Elena Roger . Captain Giorgio Bachetti, a military hero, is transferred to a strange and remote Italian outpost. Far away from his beloved Clara, he encounters Fosca, the cousin of his commanding officer, and her influence has shattering and inconceivable consequences.
King Lear, By William Shakespeare, opens 3 Dec 2010, following previews from 7 Dec - running to 5 Feb 2011. Directed by Michael Grandage, designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Adam Cork. Starring Derek Jacobi (King Lear). An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child's love rejected. As Lear's world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question.
The Donmar Warehouse will also host four events to celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday.
Thursday 16 September at 6pm
Sondheim at the Donmar
Michael Grandage and Sam Mendes in conversation about staging Sondheim at the Donmar
Monday 11 October at 6pm
Stephen Sondheim in Discussion
Stephen Sondheim in conversation about his life and career
Sunday 31 October at 7.30pm
A concert performance of Sondheim's musical written in 1970
Sunday 7 November at 7.30pm
Merrily We Roll Along
A concert performance of Sondheim's musical written in 1981