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Donmar's Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross
The Donmar Warehouse has announced an all-female 'Shakespeare Trilogy', directed by Phyllida Lloyd, at a new temporary theatre in King's Cross: a new production of The Tempest and revivals of both Julius Caesar and Henry IV. They will play in repertory for a 13-week season from 23 September to 17 December 2016.
All three plays will be set in a women’s prison and will star Harriet Walter as Prospero in The Tempest, Brutus in Julius Caesar and King Henry in Henry IV.
Commenting on the announcement, Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke said : "I remember very clearly the furore created by the idea of an all-female Shakespeare, when Phyllida Lloyd first staged Julius Caesar with Harriet Walter in 2012. Phyllida Lloyd’s work with this diverse, all-female company has been genuinely ground-breaking and in the intervening four years, theatre has got into the fast lane of debate and change."
Donmar is opening the new in-the-round, 420-seat temporary theatre at King’s Cross in association with Theatre Tracks and it will be situated immediately adjacent to King’s Cross railway station. An artist's impression of the site can be seen below.
Tickets will be going on sale to the general public on Wednesday 15 June 2016.