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The Family Reunion

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A family haunted by the ghosts of its past sits at the centre of TS Eliot's tale of sin and redemption. This production stars Samuel West, Penelope Wilton and Hattie Morahan. Read More >

The Family Reunion is TS Eliot’s poetic and powerful tale of sin and redemption, which examines a family haunted by the ghosts of their past.

After eight years absence, Harry returns to the ancestral home to celebrate his mother’s birthday. Tormented by a dark secret, he confides in Aunt Agatha only to discover that the family too has its own hidden demons.

The cast of The Family Reunion is led by actor and director Samuel West, who returns to the Donmar Warehouse, where he recently appeared in Betrayal. West’s other acting credits include Hamlet and Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and A Number and Much Ado About Nothing for Sheffield Theatres, where he was Artistic Director between 2004 and 2007. As a director his work includes the successful revival of Dealer’s Choice and the Almeida theatre’s production of Waste.

Penelope Wilton, who plays Agatha in The Family Reunion, is a regular face at the Donmar Warehouse, where she has appeared in The Chalk Garden, John Gabriel Borkman, The Little Foxes and A Kind Of Alaska. As prevalent on screen as she is on stage, Wilton’s television credits include Dr Who and Bob And Rose, while her films include The History Boys, Calendar Girls and Iris.

Hattie Morahan, who makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in The Family Reunion, broke through into the public consciousness following her appearance in the BBC’s recent production of Sense And Sensibility. On stage, her credits include …some trace of her, The Seagull, Iphigenia At Aulis (all National Theatre) and The City (Royal Court).

The Family Reunion is directed by Jeremy Herrin, whose previous productions include The Vertical Hour, That Face (both Royal Court) and Statement Of Regret (National Theatre).

The Family Reunion is playing as part of the Donmar Warehouse’s TS Eliot Festival.

For more information about The Family Reunion, read our Big Interview with Una Stubbs.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 20/11/2008

Opening Night: 25/11/2008

Closing Night: 10/01/2009

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Cast & Creative


Samuel West, Penelope Wilton, Hattie Morahan, Christopher Benjamin, Anna Carteret, William Gaunt, Gemma Jones, Kevin McMonagle, Ann Marcuson, Paul Shelly, Una Stubbs


Director - Jeremy Herrin

Producer - Donmar Warehouse

Designer - Bunny Christie

Lighting Designer - Rick Fisher

Sound - Nick Powell

Author - TS Eliot

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