First Look at…The Band’s Visit, Donmar Warehouse

The production is currently in previews at the Donmar Warehouse.

(c)Marc Brenner

Production images have been released for European premiere of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ musical The Band’s Visit, which is currently in previews at the Donmar Warehouse.

This new production of the Tony Award winning musical is directed by Michael Longhurst, with the cast being led by award-winning film, TV and stage actor Alon Moni Aboutboul and seven-time winner of Israeli Female Singer of the Year award, and judge on Kokhav Nolad, the Israeli version of American Idol, Miri Mesika.

(c) Marc Brenner

They are joined by cast and onstage band of Sharif Afifi, Marc Antolin, Andy Findon, Harel Glazer, Levi Goldmeier, Ido Gonen, Michal Horowicz, Emma Kingston, Shira Kravitz, Nitai Levi, Yali Topol Margalith, Ashley Margolis, Carlos Mendoza de Hevia, Peter Polycarpou, Ant Romero, Idlir Shyti, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum, Sargon Yelda and Baha Yetkin.

In a quiet desert town way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost. As they wait for the next bus out, these unexpected visitors bring the town to life in surprising ways, proving that even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

(c)Marc Brenner

The creative team behind this new production includes: Musical Supervisor: Nigel Lilley; Designer: Soutra Gilmour; Lighting Designer: Anna Watson; Sound Designer: Paul Groothuis; Choreography, Movement & Intimacy Director: Yarit Dor; Casting Director: Anna Cooper CDG; Musical Director: Tarek Merchant; Associate Director: Orr Benezra-Segal; Assistant Musical Director: Natalie Pound; Resident Assistant Director: Dadiow Lin; Cultural Consultant: Dr Lina Khatib; Arabic Music Consultant: Attab Haddad; Dialect Coaches: Khaled Abunaama and Caitlin Stegemoller.

The Band’s Visit continues to play at the Donmar Warehouse until the 3rd December.

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