Donmar Warehouse Announce New Season 2005/06


Donmar Warehouse Announce New Season 2005/06

The Donmar Warehouse Theatre has announced their new season 2005/06

**Note: Tickets not on sale to public yet for these new productions!!!

The Philanthropist, By Christopher Hampton, starring Simon Russell Beale, opens 13 Sep 2005, following previews from 8 Sep, and booking to 15 Oct 2005. The Prime Minister and his cabinet have been assassinated and England's most treasured writers are being murdered one by one. Back at the university, a bachelor don tries hard to please his academic friends as he anguishes over sex, marriage, anagrams and the meaning of life.

 

The God of Hell, a new play by Sam Shepard, directed by Kathy Burke, opens 26 Oct 2005, following previews from 20 Oct, and booking to 3 Dec 2005. Frank and Emma are American dairy farmers, alone in the Mid-West. Nothing ever happens. Nothing has happened for years. But now there's a mysterious man hiding in their basement; and a slick government official has come knocking at their door. Pay close attention. It's time to get ready for a bright, new American future and things are going to start moving very, very fast. (Described by Sam Shepard as 'a take-off on Republican fascism', The God of Hell is an uncompromising black comedy which premiered at New York's Actor's Studio for a limited run last year.)

 

The Wild Duck,by Henrik Ibsen , in a new translation by David Eldridge, directed by Michael Grandage , opens 13 Dec 2005, following previews from 8 Dec, and booking to 18 Feb 06. Should the truth be pursued, whatever the cost? The idealistic son of a wealthy businessman seeks to expose his father's duplicity and to free his childhood friend from the lies on which his happy home life is based.

 

The Cut, new play by Mark Ravenhill, starring Ian McKellen, directed by Michael Grandage, opens 28 Feb 2006, following previews from 20 Feb, booking to 1 April 2006. Paul is an ordinary man with a shocking secret. At home, he is a loving husband and father. At work, he administers the Cut. In a society sickened by his profession, Paul struggles with his conscience and longs to tell the truth.

 

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Further casting has been announced for Mary Stuart, by Friedrich Schiller in a new version by Peter Oswald, which opens at the Donmar 20 Jul 2005, following previews from 14 Jul, booking to 3 Sep 2005. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the cast includes: Janet McTeer, Harriet Walter , David Burke, James Fleet, Barbara Jefford, Rory Kinnear An account of the extraordinary relationship between England's Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.

 

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