Photo credit: Kit Harington (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr under CC 2.0)

Kit Harington to star as Henry V as part of Donmar Warehouse's reopening season

The reopening season at the Donmar Warehouse also includes Force Majeure and a new piece by Inua Ellams.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Kit Harington will return to the stage in a modern-day adaptation of Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse. Henry V is part of the Donmar Warehouse's reopening season, including Force Majeure and Marys Seacole

Speaking to The Guardian, artistic director Michael Longhurst said Henry V will explore "modern political power and the psychology behind that." Kit Harington is best known for playing Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, but has also appeared in West End shows including True West and Doctor Faustus. Max Webster will direct Henry V, with performances from 11 February - 9 Apr. 2022.

The Donmar Warehouse will reopen in September with Inua Ellams' Search Party. Search Party is an interactive poetry show, where prompted by audience suggestions, Ellams will search through his extensive catalogue to perform a reactive selection of work. Search Party runs from 21 - 25 September.

Cordelia Lynn's Love and Other Acts of Violence follows, which will explore the relationship between a Jewish physicist and a poet. Abigail Weinstock, Richard Katz and Tom Mothersdale will star, and Elayce Ismail will direct. Performances are from 7 October - 27 November.

Rory Kinnear will star in Tim Price's stage adaptation of Force Majeure, which arrives on the Donmar stage two years since it was first announced. The skiing holiday comedy sees a family thrown into crisis, with performances from 10 December - 5 Feb. 2022.

Following Fairview at the Young Vic, Jackie Sibblies Drury returns to the London stage with her newest play, Marys Seacole. Inspired by the Jamaican nurse that served during the Crimean War, Marys Seacole will ask what it means to be a woman that's paid to care. Nadia Latif directs, with design by Tom Scutt. Marys Seacole runs from 15 April - 4 June 2022.

The Donmar Warehouse is currently in the West End with a revival of Nick Payne's Constellations at the Vaudeville Theatre. Constellations tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Kit Harington (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr under CC 2.0)


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