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Donmar Warehouse Spring 2015 Season
Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Josie Rourke, has announced the Spring 2015 season, which includes a revival of Closer by Patrick Marber, The Vote - a new play by James Graham, and the world premiere of Temple by Steve Waters.
Public Booking opens 26 November 2014.
Closer, by Patrick Marber, directed by David Leveaux, opening 23 February 2015, following previews from 12 February - running to 4 April 2015. Cast includes Nancy Carroll (Anna), Oliver Chris (Dan), Rachel Redford (Alice), Rufus Sewell (Larry). Synopsis: "Dan rescues Alice. Anna photographs Dan. Larry meets Anna online. Alice rescues Larry. This is London at the end of the twentieth century, where lives collide and fates change in an instant. Strangers become lovers and lovers become strangers..."
The Vote, a new play by James Graham, directed by Josie Rourke, from 24 April 2015 and running to 7 May 2015. Tickets for the limited run will be available via a ballot, details of which will be published soon. . The play will also be broadcast live and in real time on TV on More4 on the night of the general election, 7 May 2015 at 8:30-10pm – taking the play directly into living rooms around the UK at exactly the same time as the action is set. Synopsis: "The General Election, 7 May 2015: 20.30-22.00. A fictional London polling station. Set in the final ninety minutes of polling day 2015, live and in real time. Britain is the longest unbroken democracy in the world. Every five years we assert our right as citizens to uphold or replace our government – but, characteristically, we do it in the most unremarkable and understated of ways. For most of us, it’s the only time we get to see inside the dingy back room of our local parish church, walk the linoleum floor of the municipal library or, as in this case, return to our primary school with chairs that are too small and memories that flood back from the distant past. These unglamorous settings are where history turns."
Temple, a new play by Steve Waters, directed by Howard Davies, receiving its world premiere, opening 27 May 2015, following previews from 21 May - running to 25 July 2015. Cast includes Simon Russell Beale as the Dean. Synopsis: "On 15 October 2011, Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral. On 21 October, a building that remained open through the Blitz, terrorist threats and floods closes its doors. On 28 October, the City of London initiates legal action to begin removing Occupy London from outside the Cathedral. This play is a fictional account of these events, set in the heart of a very British crisis – a crisis of conscience, a crisis of authority and a crisis of faith."