Donmar Warehouse Spring 2014 Season
Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Josie Rourke, has announced the Spring 2014 season, which includes Varsailles a new play by Peter Gill, Privacy a new play by James Graham, and Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, after the novel by Ivan Turgenev.
Public Booking opens 26 November 2013.
Varsailles, a new play written & directed by Peter Gill, opening 27 Feb 2014, following previews from 20 Feb - running to 5 Apr 2014. Cast includes Helen Bradbury (Constance Fitch) , Barbara Flynn (Marjorie Chater), Tom Hughes (Gerald Chater), Tamla Kari (Mabel Rawlinson), Gwilym Lee (Leonard Rawlinson), Josh O’Connor (Hugh Skidmore), Eleanor Yates (Ethel Tyler), Simon Williams. Connections between the moment at the end of WWI and the world we live in today, reminding us that the past is not a foreign country. In the drawing room of the Rawlinson’s late Victorian villa in Kent, life as it was lived before the war is quietly resuming its place. The family’s son, Leonard Rawlinson is among the British delegation sent to Versailles to draw up the treaty that will come to define Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world. With the ghost of a fallen loved one still haunting him, Leonard perceives that the choices made in Paris will shape the fate of millions for centuries to come.
Privacy, a new play by James Graham, directed by Josie Rourke, opening 22 April 2014, following previews from 10 Apr - running to 31 May 2014. Explores how governments and corporations collect and use our personal information, and what that means for our security, our identity and our future. Provoked by the recent revelations of Edward Snowden, Privacy draws on interviews with journalists, politicians and analysts, and asks the audience directly: how much do we give away when we share?
Fathers and Sons, by Brian Friel , after the novel by Ivan Turgenev, directed by Lyndsey Turner, opening 10 June 2014, following previews from 5 June - running to 26 July 2014. Two young men arrive at a country estate, fresh from university: one, the son of the landowner, the other a brilliant and charismatic radical, proclaiming a dangerous new philosophy. But their warm welcome cools as the new house guest attacks the values of his hosts, bringing to the surface the tensions one generation and the next. Over the course of a summer, political ideals are tested by filial duty and the arrival of Anna, a mysterious visitor whose presence stirs the heart and threatens a friendship.