Donmar Warehouse announce new season 2009

Donmar Warehouse announce new season

The Donmar Warehouse Theatre, has confirmed its new season...

Public Booking opens 8 June 2009.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, by Tennessee Williams. Opens 28 July 2009, following previews from 23 July - running to 3 Oct 2009. Directed by Rob Ashford, designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Adam Cork. Starring Rachel Weisz (Blanche DuBois), Elliot Cowan (Stanley), Jack Ashton (Young Collector), Barnaby Kay (Mitch), Ruth Wilson (Stella).
Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois unexpectedly appears at her sister's home in the stifling world of downtown New Orleans. With delusions of grandeur, Blanche stands in stark contrast to her new surroundings and her brother-in-law Stanley. His determination to reveal her secrets lead her to withdraw ever further away from reality, into a world of illusions.

LIFE IS A DREAM, by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, in a new version by Helen Edmundson. Opens 13 Oct 2009, following previews from 8 Oct - running to 28 Nov 2009. Directed by Jonathan Munby, designed by Angela Davies, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Dominic Haslam. Starring Dominic West ( Segismundo). To protect the country from the horrors prophesied, Segismundo is condemned for all eternity. Banished to a secret world high in the mountains and cut off from the sun, he can only dream of a life reversed; of palaces, empires, freedom and revenge.

World Première - RED, by John Logan. Opens 8 Dec 2009, following previews from 3 Dec - running to 6 Feb 2010. Directed by Michael Grandage, designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Adam Cork. Starring Alfred Molina (Mark Rothko), Eddie Redmayne (Ken). Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. An account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.

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