Review Round Up: Sweet Charity, Donmar Warehouse

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Josie Rourke’s final production at the Donmar Warehouse. The Telegraph: **** “A bit like the country at large right now, director Josie Rourke is in a welcome holiday humour.” The FT: **** “Anne-Marie Duff, irresistible as Charity, manages that very difficult task of making niceness work.”… Read More

PREVIEW: Sweet Charity, Donmar Warehouse

This new production will be Josie Rourke’s final production at the  Donmar Warehouse as Artistic Director. Based on the original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano, the Donmar Warehouse will present a brand new production of Sweet Charity, playing at the theatre from the 6th April. New York, 1967. Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hall hostess who “runs her a heart like a hotel – you’ve… Read More

REVIEW: Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan offers a mesmerising and powerful performance. History books have not been kind in terms of the impressions that they give us of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. Now Josie Rourke seeks to redress this issue by offering a refreshing perspective of both women (although of course mainly focusing more on Mary) struggling to do what was best… Read More

Review Round Up: Measure for Measure, Donmar Warehouse

Josie Rourke directs this new production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure now playing at the Donmar Warehouse. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  WhatsOnStage: **** “What Rourke’s production becomes is a brisk, uncompromising meditation on the nature of power and law, and how gender is intertwined with them.” The Guardian: *** “While… Read More

Review Round Up: Saint Joan, Donmar Warehouse

Gemma Arterton stars in Josie Rourke’s modern take on the spiritual soldier’s rise to fame and tragedy. But what do critics think of the Donmar Warehouse’s production?  The Guardian: *** “Although this production is worth seeing for Arterton, Shaw’s play works best when it is presented as a historical drama from which we are allowed… Read More

NEWS: The Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Season

The Donmar Warehouse has unveiled details of its 2017 season, which will see Lenny Henry taking to the stage.  This new season, titled ‘Power’ will feature two plays and a musical about the struggle for, the rise and exercise of power. Opening the new season of work at the theatre will be Limehouse, a new… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Donmar Production of Saint Joan

The full cast for Josie Rourke’s upcoming Donmar production of Saint Joan, which will run at the theatre from the 9th December.  Joining the previously announced Gemma Arterton in Josie Rourke’s production will be: Fisayo Akinade,Matt Bardock, Niall Buggy, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser, Simon Holland Roberts, Arthur Hughes, Rory Keenan, Elliot Levey, Syrus Lowe, Guy Rhys… Read More

NEWS: Donmar Warehouse Announces Autumn 2016 Season

The London theatre’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham have confirmed the Autumn season of plays in the Covent Garden venue.  The season will open with the UK premiere of One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers, which will be directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Based on a real night 1964, but a fictional account,… Read More

Review Round Up… Elegy @Donmar Warehouse

This new play by Nick Payne stars Zoe Wanamaker,Nina Sosanya and Barbara Flynn and explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us and what the consequences of understanding it are. But what are critics saying about the new production at the Donmar Warehouse? The Guardian:**** Michael Billington wrote that:… Read More

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2016 Spring Season

Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse Josie Rourke has today announced details of the theatre’s 2016 Spring season. The season will include three plays by Anthony Weigh, Nick Payne and Brian Friel, all of which will run at the Donmar Warehouse between February and August 2016. Public booking for the new season will open on… Read More