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The Donmar Warehouse, London

Donmar adds two new shows to Josie Rourke’s final season

Published 13 September 2018

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Josie Rourke has announced two new productions as part of her final season, both with rising directorial talents at the helm.

Lynette Linton will make her Donmar debut as director in December with the UK premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat (Friday 7 December – Saturday 26 January 2019).

Nottage spent a number of years with the inhabitants of Reading, Pennsylvania – one of the poorest cities in America – to write Sweat. It powerfully chronicles the story of how the USA has reached its current political and cultural situation.

Donmar Associate Artist Tom Scutt will subsequently make his directorial debut early next year with an adaptation of Peter Strickland’s chilling film Berberian Sound Studio (Friday 8 February – Saturday 30 March 2019), written for the stage by Joel Horwood.

In this darkly comic visual and sonic feast, the company will recreate the world of an Italian sound studio on the Donmar stage each evening. Actor Tom Brooke, recently seen in the BBC’s popular drama Bodyguard, will play the central role of Gilderoy. Further casting also includes Enzo Cilenti and Tom Espiner.

More information about the shows, as well as tickets, can be found on the Donmar Warehouse website.

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