Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have confirmed details of the first three shows as part of the Donmar Warehouse’s 2022/2023 season.
The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed details of its 2022/2023 season, with highlights including Lillian Hellman’s masterpiece political thriller Watch on the Rhine which will play at the theatre from the 9th December until the 4th February 2023. This will be the first major London revival of the play in 40 years and it is set to star Kate Duchêne, Caitlin FitzGerald and Patricia Hodge and will be directed by Ellen McDougall.
This will then be followed by the world premiere of Diana Nneka Atuona’s Trouble in Butetown (10th February- 25th March), for which she received the 50th George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s Writers Award. The production will be directed by Tinuke Craig.
It was also announced that Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal will be presented at the theatre from the 12th August until the 7th October . The musical will be directed by Michael Longhurst and will see the musical making its UK premiere.
In addition to this, Autumn 2022 sees the theatre celebrating its 30th anniversary and to celebrate this it has been announced that 3,000 £10 tickets for audiences aged under 30, made possible by generous support from Associate Sponsor Barclays will be available.
As the centrepiece of the celebrations, the Donmar will stage a fundraiser performance in November with all three former Artistic Directors – Michael Grandage, Sam Mendes and Josie Rourke as special guests, alongside Longhurst, with performances from notable alumni reprising roles they played at the theatre; as well as a free exhibition of production images across the theatre’s public spaces later in the year. The fundraiser will be directed by Simon Evans.
Michael Longhurst said today, “It is a privilege to be co-helming the Donmar as we approach this major milestone. I am grateful for the talent, tenacity and generosity of all those who have built that history. These shows kick off our birthday celebrations in classic Donmar style with an unearthed gem, a thrilling new play and later in the year, a long-awaited Broadway musical. Lillian and Diana’s plays offer counterpoint perspectives from across the Atlantic at a pivotal moment in our history, presenting one of the most seminal American female writers of the 20th century alongside an exciting new British female playwriting talent. And I can’t wait for us to blow the roof off the building with an extraordinary rock musical next Summer. Here’s to the next 30!”
To book tickets and to find out more about the productions visit: https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/