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Michael became Artistic Director of the Donmar in 2019. He launched his tenure with a revival of David Greig’s visionary early play Europe and staged the UK premiere of Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick. Prior to becoming Artistic Director Michael’s previous work for the Donmar included the UK premiere of Amy Herzog’s Belleville, starring James Norton and Imogen Poots, in December 2017. His acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus at the National Theatre returned for its second run in the Olivier in early 2018. He also directed the celebrated Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori which transferred to Hampstead Theatre and then to the West End, and is nominated for three Olivier Awards. His production transfers to New York’s Studio 54 with the Roundabout Theatre Company 2020, with Sharon D. Clarke reprising her Olivier Award-winning performance.



Michael’s Royal Court production of Nick Payne’s Constellations starring Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall transferred to the West End, winning the 2012 Evening Standard Award for Best Play and receiving four Olivier Award nominations. The production also ran on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, who was Tony-nominated. He also directed Gyllenhaal in his American stage debut at the Roundabout Theatre, New York in Nick Payne’s If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.



Other theatre includes The Son (Kiln), Gloria (Hampstead Theatre), Bad Jews (West End, Theatre Royal Bath & UK tour), They Drink It In The Congo and Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore and The Winter’s Tale (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe), Linda, The Art of Dying, Remembrance Day (Royal Court), A Number (Nuffield & Young Vic), Cannibals (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible), Dealer’s Choice (Royal & Derngate), The World Of Extreme Happiness (NT Shed), Stovepipe (site-specific promenade with the National Theatre, HighTide & Bush Theatre, Sunday Times’ Top Ten Theatre Events of the Decade), Midnight Your Time (HighTide), On The Beach (Bush Theatre), On The Record and Gaudeamus (Arcola), dirty butterfly (Young Vic, winner of the Jerwood Directors Award), Guardians (Pleasance & Theatre503, Fringe First Award).



Michael trained in directing at Mountview after reading Philosophy at Nottingham University.

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SKELETON CREW Will Make UK Premiere at Donmar Warehouse This Summer

The Donmar Warehouse has added Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew to the programme for Michael Longhurst’s final season as Artistic Director.

Review Roundup: Did Keeley Hawes Impress the Critics in THE HUMAN BODY?

Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport, make their long-awaited returns to the London stage in The Human Body; a story of political and private passions from writer Lucy Kirkwood. In his final production as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Michael Longhurst directs together with Ann Yee, with whom he previously collaborated on Next to Normal and Caroline, or Change.

London Theatre Week - See over 50 Award-Winning Musicals and Plays with Tickets from £15, £25 or £35

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion, giving you the chance to see over 50 amazing award-winning musicals and stunning plays with tickets from £15, £25 or £35

Caissie Levy to Reprise Role in NEXT TO NORMAL West End Transfer

The critically acclaimed cast of the smash hit Donmar Warehouse production of the Broadway musical Next to Normal – which sold every seat at every performance across its season at Donmar Warehouse, where the production made its long-awaited UK Premiere –are to return as the show prepares to transfer to London’s West End.

Full Cast Set For THE HUMAN BODY at the Donmar Warehouse

 Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the full cast for the world première of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Human Body.

Northern Stage Kicks Off 2024 With CONSTELLATIONS

Northern Stage kicks off 2024 with Nick Payne's award-winning 'Constellations'. Performances from January 24 to February 11, 2024 at the Byrne Theater, Barrette Center for the Arts. Directed by Sarah Elizabeth Wansley.

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW UK / West End Awards; Voting Ends 31 December!

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards! Voting ends on 31 December at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favourite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks Left to Vote for the BWW UK / West End Awards

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18 for the 2023 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favourite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards December 5 Standings

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5 for the 2023 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favourite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favourite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Hampstead Theatre Announces New Spring Season

Spring 2024 will see four world premieres, one UK premiere, and one English language premiere by acclaimed writers including April De Angelis, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Christopher Hampton and Richard Nelson alongside rising playwrights Sarah Power and Richard Molloy.

Donmar Warehouse Reveals Lineup For Michael Longhurst's Final Season

Michael Longhurst's final season as Artistic Director of the Donmar has been announced. Learn more about the season lineup here!

Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport Return to the Stage in Lucy Kirkwood's THE HUMAN BODY

Two worlds meet in a romantic drama which sees stars of film and TV, Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport, make their long-awaited returns to the London stage.

Donmar Warehouse Production of NEXT TO NORMAL Will Transfer to the West End in 2024

The critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of the Broadway musical Next to Normal – which sold every seat at every performance across its season at Donmar Warehouse, where the production made its long-awaited UK Premiere – is to transfer to London's West End.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set For MACBETH at Donmar Warehouse, Starring David Tennant

With the critically acclaimed production of Clyde's currently running at the Donmar, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the full cast for Macbeth.

Photos: First Look at CLYDE'S at the Donmar Warehouse

All new production photos have been released from the European premiere of Lynn Nottage's Clyde's at Donmar Warehouse. Check out the photos here!

Could the London Production of NEXT TO NORMAL Transfer to Broadway?

It's been over 12 years since Next to Normal closed on Broadway. Now, with a new production that just wrapped up in London, is there hope for the musical to return to this side of the pond?

Video: Watch Caissie Levy & More in NEXT TO NORMAL at Donmar Warehouse

Watch a video and get a sneak peek of Caissie Levy and the talented cast of NEXT TO NORMAL in their captivating performances at the Donmar Warehouse. Immerse yourself in this groundbreaking musical that explores mental health and family dynamics. Don't miss your chance to witness the electrifying production firsthand.

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