Donmar Warehouse announce two new productions

Artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse Josie Rourke, has announced two further productions for her first season: Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come!, and Anne-Marie Duff in the title role of Racine’s Berenice.

Public booking opens 6 June 2012.

Philadelphia, Here I Come!, by Brian Friel, opens 31 July 2012, following previews from 26 July - running to 22 Sep 2012. Directed by Lyndsey Turner and designed by Rob Howell. Starring Rory Keenan (Gar in Private*) & Paul Reid (Gar in Public*) Tomorrow morning, Gar O’Donnell is leaving Ballybeg and the Ireland of his childhood. Leaving his father and the lads. Leaving Kate. There’s a dream across the ocean, of Cadillacs, Coke floats and girls: a dream of America. On his last night in town a series of visitations, real and imagined, force Gar to confront the choices he's made and the promise of the future.(*The play features two versions of the character of Gar on stage at the one time: his private self and his public self.)

Berenice, by Jean Racine, in a new version by Alan Hollinghurst, opens 2 Oct 2012, following previews from 27 Sep - running to 24 Nov 2012. Directed by Josie Rourke and designed by Lucy Osborne. Starring Anne-Marie Duff . Berenice’s long and patient wait is over. Her lover, Titus, is now Emperor of Rome and with his succession, she can become his queen. But the Roman people make their disapproval known and Titus must choose between love and responsibility. Antiochus, Titus’ best friend, is sent to comfort her, but reveals his own unrequited love for Berenice.

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