Donmar Warehouse Announce Further Productions

Donmar Warehouse Announce Further Productions

The Donmar Warehouse has announced further productions for 2007.

Public Booking opens 16 April 2007

by Harold Pinter , opens 5 Jun 2007, following previews from 31 May - running to 21 July 2007. It is directed by Roger Michell, designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Rick Fisher. A seven year affair is played out in reverse - from its poignant end to its illicit first kiss.

In celebration of the British Absurdist playwrights, the Donmar’s new Associate Director Douglas Hodge stages ABSURDIA – two revivals of the work of N. F. Simpson, A Resounding Tinkle and Gladly Otherwise, and the world première of Michael Frayn’s The Crimson Hotel. Opening 31 July 2007, following previews from 26 Jul - running to 8 Sep 2007. It is designed by Vicki Mortimer with lighting by Paule Constable.

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Alfred Uhry, Co-Conceived by Harold Prince. Opens 24 Sep 2007, following previews from 14 Sep - running to 24 Nov 2007. It is directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, designed by Christopher Oram, with lighting by Neil Austin. Atlanta, Georgia, 1913. A Jewish man from Brooklyn stands accused of the murder of a young factory worker. Based on the true story of Leo Frank convicted of the murder of thirteen year old Mary Phagan, Parade recalls the press frenzy and public hated surrounding the trial, and his wife’s crusade for justice. In a time of religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the musical explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds.

Also today, The Donmar Warehouse announced the appointment of Douglas Hodge as an Associate Director. Hodge assumes his position effective as of May 2007. This new role coincides with an expansion and development of the Donmar’s education and outreach programme and will see Hodge playing a part in all of the Donmar's artistic, programming, and outreach work.

Artistic Director Michael Grandage said today, “I have known Doug for more than 25 years and regard him as one of the most exciting creative individuals in our profession. I have asked him to join us all at the Donmar as we look ahead to developing our work over the next few years. His vision and experience will enhance the existing resources within the company and build a framework for the future.”

“I’m really thrilled to be joining Michael’s team at the Donmar. This theatre has been at the centre of my professional life as an actor, a director and as an audience member. The chance to be part of its continued explosive development, both on its intimate stage and in its growing outreach work, is truly exciting,” said Douglas Hodge.

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