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Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

Michael Longhurst announces first Donmar Warehouse season

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 2 April 2019, Last Updated 2 April 2019

Michael Longhurst, the newly appointed Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, has announced his 2019/2020 season, titled “Important Stories Thrillingly Told.”

The announced line-up comprises three premieres and two revivals, and also saw the venue further its commitment to engaging new audiences by launching the Donmar Daily Release ticket scheme.

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The season opens with Longhurst directing a revival of David Greig’s visionary play Europe (20 June – 10 August 2019), exploring our complex relationship with borders, money lines, arrivals and the continent. The 25th anniversary revival of the production, the play was cited by Longhurst as a “prophetic early masterpiece.” Billy Howle, Kevork Malikyan, Faye Marsay, Stephen Wright and Shane Zaza will star.

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This is followed by the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Appropriate (16 August – 5 October), with a cast led by Olivier Award nominee Monica Dolan (All About Eve, W1A). Directed by Ola Ince, the show tackles the traditional American family drama with a story set at a former plantation, where a family reunites to bury the hatchet following their father’s death – before they make a chilling discovery.

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Maria Aberg (Little Shop Of Horrors, Regent’s Park) then directs Alice Birch’s [BLANK] (11 October – 30 November) in her Donmar debut, marking the play’s full-length premiere. The show features an all-female cast of 15 and an all-female creative team, and takes a kaleidoscopic view of women affected by the criminal justice system.

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Michael then returns to the directorial chair for the UK premiere of Teenage Dick, Mike Lew’s darkly comic and cheeky take on Richard III. The show fills the Donmar’s Christmas slot (6 December – 1 February 2020), and stars Daniel Monks as Richard, the high school class loser who plots the ultimate rise to power.

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The season is rounded off by a revival of Caryl Churchill’s Far Away (6 February – 21 March 2020), directed by Olivier Award winner Lyndsey Turner (previous Donmar appearances include Aristocrats and Faith Healer). The show explores a world sliding into chaos and gripped by fear, 20 years after it made an explosive premiere at the Royal Court.

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Also included in the season announcement is Writing Wrongs, which brings together writers including Zainab Hasan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Natasha Simone, Monsay Whitney and Alexandra Wood with school and community groups for a 6-month project of creating personal monologues. These will then be released as films and performed in public spaces between 24-30 June.

Elsewhere, Michael announced the appointment of Roy Alexander Weise as an Artistic Associate of the Donmar, while launching the Donmar Daily Release ticket scheme: a minimum of 40 additional tickets will be released for sale every morning for performances 7 days later.

Michael said of the season, “For me, the Donmar is a magical space designed to ignite theatrical fireworks; an intimate space in which to congregate and expand our horizons. I’m honoured to be here and can’t wait to get started.” He promised, “These five productions are just the beginning.”

More information about the season, and tickets, can be found on the Donmar Warehouse website.

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