New season announced at Donmar Warehouse Theatre
Josie Rourke has announced her first season as Artistic Director at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre. The shows include:
09 Feb - 14 Apr 2012
The Recruiting Officer, written by George Farquhar.
Directed by Josie Rourke, sound by Emma Laxton, lighting by James Farncombe, design by Lucy Osborne, composer Michael Bruce produced by Donmar Warehouse.
It’s with the promise of money, glory and adventure that Captain Plume is recruiting the men of Shrewsbury for the King’s army. He’s also determined to make a conquest of Sylvia, but as she’s now an heiress she can afford to put him to the test. All the while, the scheming Melinda is toying with the affections of Captain Brazen and the gentleman Mr Worthy.
From military manoeuvring to sexual strategies, Farquhar’s triumphant The Recruiting Officer, written in 1706, is an unashamed celebration of love, lustiness and victory in battle and in the bedroom.
19 Apr - 26 May 2012
Making Noise Quietly, written by Robert Holman.
Directed by Peter Gill, sound by Emma Laxton, lighting by Paul Pyant, design by Paul Wills, produced by Donmar Warehouse.
A conscientious objector and a roaming artist find tenderness as the carnage of World War II unfolds across the Channel and doodlebugs explode in the meadow. A bereaved mother struggles with bitterness and love in recollecting her estranged son, lost in the Falklands. Deep in the Black Forest, an ageing holocaust survivor seeks to bring peace to a disturbed young boy and his equally wild step-father. A delicately poetic triptych of plays, Holman’s seminal work paints a very human picture of the subtly devastating effects of war and examines the bonds of suffering shared by us all.
31 May - 21 Jul 2012
The Physicists, written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, in a new version by Jack Thorne.
Directed by Josie Rourke, sound by Emma Laxton, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, design by Rob Jones, composer Michael Bruce, produced by Donmar Warehouse.
Another nurse murdered in the world’s most illustrious sanatorium. And who’s to blame this time: Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein or the brilliant Johann Wilhelm Möbius? But what are these great minds doing here, together at the same time? Who are these men? And what have they got to hide? Written in the shadow of the atom bomb and at a time of unprecedented scientific advance, Dürrenmatt’s hilariously satirical masterpiece, in this exhilarating new version by Jack Thorne, considers if insanity is the only refuge for the dangerously intelligent.
Public Booking opens 18 Dec 2011 for all three productions.