Josie Rourke announces new Donmar Warehouse season

Donmar Warehouse

Artistic director Josie Rourke has today announced the new season at the Donmar Warehouse.

The season opens with Belleville, Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play. It stars James Norton and Imogen Poots as a newlywed couple from New York living in Paris. The piece also stars Faith Alabi and Malachi Kirby, and is directed by Michael Longhurst, who makes his Donmar debut. It runs from 7th December to 3rd February, with an official opening on 14th December.

Peter Gill’s The York Realist will be revived in the new year. Sheffield Theatres AD Robert Hastie directs the play which is about two young men in love in 1960s Yorkshire. The cast will include Ben Batt (Woyzeck), Lucy Black, Lesley Nicol, Katie West and Matthew Wilson. Co-produced by the Donmar and Sheffield Theatres, it runs from 8th February to 24th March, with an opening night 13th February.

The Way of the World by William Congreve will run at the Donmar in March. Directed by James McDonald, it is about a dysfunctional family who are driven by the desire to earn a large sum of money. The production will see McDonald work with Linda Bassett, who plays Lady Wishfort, following their collaboration on Roots in 2013. It runs from 29th March to 26th May, with an official opening on 5th April.

Announcing the new season, Rourke said: "With this season the Donmar aims to bring audiences world-class artists and essential stories for our times told within the intimate setting of our Covent Garden home."

The current season culminates with a production of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea, a new version written by Elinor Cook, and directed by the recently announced artistic director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah. It opens on 12th October.

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