Donmar Warehouse 2014 Autumn Season

Published on: May 31, 2014

Donmar Warehouse 2014 Autumn Season




Fathers and Sons

by Brian Friel, after the novel by Ivan Turgenev

05 June 2014 – 26 July 2014




Two young men arrive at a country estate, fresh from university: one, the son of the landowner, the other a brilliant and charismatic radical, proclaiming a dangerous new philosophy. But their warm welcome cools as the new house guest attacks the values of his hosts, bringing to the surface the tensions between one generation and the next.

Over the course of a summer, political ideals are tested by filial duty and the arrival of Anna, a mysterious visitor whose presence stirs the heart and threatens a friendship.

Fathers and Sons speaks of the heartbreak of being a parent and the terrible compromise of growing up. Lyndsey Turner returns to the Donmar to direct Brian Friel’s thrilling dramatisation of Turgenev’s masterpiece.

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Anthony Calf – Nikolai
Elaine Cassidy – Anna
Caoilfhionn Dunne – Fenichka
Susan Engel – Princess Olga
David Fielder – Prokofyich/Timofeich
Joshua James – Arkady
Karl Johnson – Vassily
Tim McMullan – Pavel
Jack McMullen – Piotr
Siobhan McSweeney – Dunyasha
Seth Numrich – Bazarov
Phoebe Sparrow – Katya
Lindy Whiteford – Arina


Lyndsey Turner – Director
Rob Howell – Designer
James Farncombe – Lighting Designer
Carolyn Downing – Sound Designer
Alex Baranowski – Composer


My Night With Reg

By Kevin Elyot

31 July 2014 – 27 September 2014


On its premiere, Kevin Elyot’s Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning comedy, MY NIGHT WITH REG, defined a moment in the lives of gay men and became an instant classic. For its 20th anniversary, rising star Robert Hastie directs the first major revival.

At Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, Kevin Elyot’s comedy captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.

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Matt Bardock
Jonathan Broadbent
Richard Cant
Julian Ovenden
Lewis Reeves
Geoffrey Streatfeild


Director – Robert Hastie
Designer – Peter McKintosh
Lighting Designer – Paul Pyant
Sound Designer – Gregory Clarke



Henry IV

By William Shakespeare

03 October 2014 – 29 November 2014






In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of JULIUS CAESAR at the Donmar placed the play in a women’s prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of ‘who owns Shakespeare?’ In the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one girl speak in public for the first time. It couldn’t end there.

HENRY IV marks the return of Phyllida Lloyd, the reunion of the director with Harriet Walter and the second instalment in what will be a trilogy of works at the Donmar from these major artists.

What makes a king? What makes a father? Shakespeare’s monumental history play travels to the heart of family, duty and country.

This production is generously supported by Miranda Curtis.
Education and Outreach generously supported by Kathleen J Yoh.



Jade Anouka
Clare Dunne
Ashley McGuire
Harriet Walter




Phyllida Lloyd – Director
Ellen Nabarro – Designer
Deborah Andrews – Costume Designer
Bunny Christie – Original Designs
Neil Austin – Lighting Designer
Gary Yershon – Composer
Ann Yee – Movement Director


City of Angels

Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel, Book by Larry Gelbart

05 December 2014 – 07 February 2015





Two decades after its London premier, Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke revives one of the acknowledged greats of twentieth century musical theatre.

Hollywood comes calling for a New York novelist. The offer is too good to refuse: adapt the private detective protagonist of his books into a big-screen hero. The siren song of Los Angeles is a dangerous temptation and while his movie plays out in black and white, his new life is all-too colourful. With a sensational jazz score by Cy Coleman, sizzling lyrics from David Zippel and book by acclaimed comic screenwriter Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie), CITY OF ANGELS, is a witty and glorious celebration of film noir.

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This production is generously supported by Ray Bär




Samantha Barks
Rosalie Craig
Hadley Fraser




Josie Rourke – Director
Robert jones – Designer
Howard Harrison – Lighting Designer
Gareth Valentine – Musical Director
Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster for Autograph
Stephen Mear – Choreographer

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