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The Prince Of Homburg

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Ian McDiarmid leads the cast of one of the most haunting and beautiful plays of the 19th century, exploring honour, courage, ambition and love. Read More >

Heroic commander of the Prussian cavalry, The Prince Of Homburg dreams of victory, glory and fame. But his reckless disobedience during a crucial military operation leads the Prince to his greatest battle yet.

The creative team behind the Donmar Warehouse’s critically acclaimed production of Life Is A Dream presents Heinrich von Kleist’s poetic masterpiece The Prince Of Homburg, which is considered to be one of the most haunting and beautiful plays of the 19th century, exploring honour, courage, ambition and love.

Ian McDiarmid returns to the Donmar Warehouse to lead the cast of The Prince Of Homburg. The former Artistic Director of the Almeida theatre has previously appeared at the venue in Be Near Me, John Gabriel Borkman and Pirandello’s Henry IV. His most recent London stage appearance came in Six Characters In Search Of An Author, which played at the Gielgud theatre in 2008, while his screen roles include City Of Vice, Sleepy Hollow, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and the Star Wars series of films.

McDiarmid is joined in The Prince Of Homburg by Charlie Cox, whose theatre work includes Harold Pinter’s The Lover & The Collection.

For more about The Prince Of Homburg read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with Ian McDiarmid.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 22/07/2010

Opening Night: 27/07/2010

Closing Night: 04/09/2010

Running time: 2h05

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Cast & Creative


Charlie Cox, Ian McDiarmid, David Burke, Sonya Cassidy, Simon Coates, Jolyon Coy, Harry Hadden-Paton, William Hoyland, Siobhan Redmond, Mark Theodore, Julian Wadham


Director - Jonathan Munby

Producer - Donmar Warehouse

Designer - Angela Davies

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Sound - Christopher Shutt

Author - Heinrich von Kleist, in a new version by Dennis Kelly

Music By - Dominic Haslam

About Donmar Warehouse

Earlham Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9LX

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