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Donmar Warehouse Announces Reopening Season: Kit Harington in HENRY V, Rory Kinnear in FORCE MAJEURE, and More!

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As part of the Donmar's ongoing commitment to accessibility, over 1000 free tickets will be available for audiences aged under 26.

Donmar Warehouse Announces Reopening Season: Kit Harington in HENRY V,  Rory Kinnear in FORCE MAJEURE, and More!

The Donmar Warehouse has announced that it will reopen in September, following a programme of essential works to replace key infrastructure within the venue, including the lift, plant, ventilation and air cooling. In addition, the works will significantly improve the accessibility of the Donmar through the installation of a street level ramp, automated front doors and more open and inclusive front of house spaces.

Check out highlights from the season below!

21 - 25 September 2021: The reopening season at The Donmar Warehouse will launch with Inua Ellams' audience-led poetry event SEARCH PARTY

7 October - 27 November 2021: LOVE AND OTHER ACTS OF VIOLENCE, a new play by Cordelia Lynn. Directed by Elayce Ismail, with Abigail Weinstock's professional stage debut, the play tells the story of a young Jewish physicist and a left-wing poet. As society splinters around them, the couple's struggle to survive erupts into violence.

10 December 2021 - 5 February 2022: Rory Kinnear will then star in Tim Price's new stage adaptation of Ruben Östlund's award-winning comedy film about a family falling apart - FORCE MAJEURE, which was initially scheduled to run on the Donmar stage in summer 2020. Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst directs with design by Jon Bausor.

11 February - 9 April 2022: Kit Harington will star in HENRY V, Shakespeare's thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power, directed by Donmar Associate Director Max Webster.

15 April - 4 June 2022: The final production in The Donmar Warehouse reopening season will be MARYS SEACOLE, Jackie Sibblies Drury's dazzling play across oceans and eras about the pioneering Jamaican nurse, and what it means to be a woman who is paid to care. The production will be directed by Nadia Latif with design by Donmar Associate Artist Tom Scutt. Casting to follow.

The Donmar Warehouse also announces the appointment of two new Associate Artists, actress, writer and producer Joan Iyiola and theatre director, dramaturg and designer Zoë Svendsen.

5 July - 16 July 2021: The Donmar will revive its 2019 production of TEENAGE DICK, a reimagining of Richard III by Mike Lew, which will tour ten comprehensive schools in the boroughs of Camden and Westminster for free thanks to the support of Camden and Westminster Councils. Michael Longhurst's production is reimagined for schools by former Donmar Resident Assistant Director Blythe Stewart. Jack Hunter will star as Richard, alongside an exciting young cast.

The Donmar will continue its work with schools through an expanded programme of Donmar Discover activity related to each production. Following a year of community projects through the Donmar Local programme, Donmar Discover will work in partnership with community organisations to create new work around current issues with local young people, bringing their voices and experiences to the Donmar stage and sharing the refurbished building with the community.

Donmar Associate Sponsor Barclays will show their support of the reopening of the Donmar and gratitude to the NHS by providing hundreds of free tickets to NHS workers across the season.

As part of the Donmar's ongoing commitment to accessibility, over 1000 free tickets will be available for audiences aged under 26 as part of the Donmar's YOUNG+FREE scheme, generously supported by IHS Markit.

The Donmar will also introduce BSL performances across productions in the season, alongside its captioned and audio described performance offer.

Speaking about the reopening season, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst said:

"I'm thrilled we've managed to expose the Donmar's warehouse bones during our essential building works; stripping out the cramped bars and improving accessibility to make a welcoming space for artists and audiences to return to.

We're back with a season that mines history to examine our present; that holds society to account through personal stories; that is laced with comedy and poetry and packed full of talent for our shared entertainment. I'm delighted that the Donmar is also mounting its first local comprehensive schools tour, giving young people and young actors opportunities they've been denied during the pandemic. We can't wait to see you in person again!"

Speaking about supporting the Donmar to offer 500 free tickets to NHS workers, Tom Corbett, Barclays' Group Head of Sponsorship said:

"The arts have been hugely affected by Covid with no live theatre for well over a year. Small venues such as the Donmar have been working hard to make their venues safe and we are delighted that they have announced a complete new season to welcome back theatre-goers. Together we also wanted to recognise the work and sacrifice of those in the NHS to keep us all safe, and are delighted that the Donmar will offer this free ticket scheme for NHS workers for the new season."

Members Priority Booking:

Director's Forum members can book from Wednesday 30 June.

Steel members from 9am (online) and 12pm (phones) on Friday 2 July.

Copper members from 9am (online) and 12pm (phones) on Monday 5 July.

Friends from 9am (online) and 12pm (phones) on Tuesday 6 July.

Public Booking:

From 9am (online) and 12pm (phones) on Thursday 8 July.


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