Donmar Warehouse Announces 2018 Programme

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2018 ProgrammeArtistic Director Josie Rourke said, "I'm delighted to announce two new productions at the Donmar, joining the previously announced THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, for my penultimate season, with all three directed by women.

Through her three productions of work by Brian Friel at the Donmar, director Lyndsey Turner has become the leading new interpreter of the great playwright's canon. Following her acclaimed productions of Fathers and Sons, Faith Healer and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Turner returns to Friel's work with a new production of his haunting drama, ARISTOCRATS.

I'm excited to return to Shakespeare at the Donmar with MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Within every performance in this production, Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden will alternate the roles of the powerful and powerless, Angelo and Isabella. Having worked with Jack on screen, I'm thrilled to bring him back to the London stage with this production."

Executive Producer Kate Pakenham said:

"In addition to these three exciting new productions we will be staging at our Covent Garden home, I am delighted that we are able to extend the legacy of the Shakespeare Trilogy by sharing the screen versions of the productions in partnership with the BBC, with St. Ann's Warehouse in New York and with schools across the country. The Trilogy came out of a desire to celebrate and empower women's voices, and it is thrilling that these films will ensure that they do that for years to come.

It is also wonderful to see our KLAXON and YOUNG+FREE ticket schemes continue to grow in popularity, ensuring that our venue remains accessible to new audiences, particularly young people.

YOUNG+FREE is made possible by the generosity of the public through PAY IT FORWARD. We have been delighted by our audiences' ongoing support for PAY IT FORWARD and are excited to be working with them to prioritise young people's access to the arts. We are also grateful for the significant support we receive from corporate partners, individual philanthropists and the Arts Council which makes the Donmar's work possible, both on our stage and beyond."


CURRENT SEASON
James Macdonald's production of The Way of the World - Congreve's masterpiece Restoration comedy - is currently running at The Donmar Warehouse until 26 May. The cast includes Haydn Gwynne as Lady Wishfort.

This production of The Way of the World is dedicated to the memory of actor Alex Beckett.

Members Priority Booking for Aristocrats and Measure for Measure:

Steel members from 10am and Copper members from noon on Tuesday 1 May 2018

Friends from 10am on Thursday 3 May 2018

Public Booking for Aristocrats and Measure for Measure:

From 10am on Wednesday 9 May 2018

Additional tickets for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will be released from 21 May.


THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE

A new adaptation by David Harrower

Based on the novel by Muriel Spark

Monday 4 June - Saturday 28 July 2018

PRESS NIGHT: Tuesday 12 June

Director Polly Findlay

Designer Lizzie Clachan
Lighting Designer Charles Balfour
Sound Design Paul Arditti
Composition Marc Tritschler

Movement Director Naomi Said

Cast Includes Nicola Coughlan, Emma Hindle, Edward MacLiam, Rona Morison, Grace Saif, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Lia Williams, Helena Wilson, Angus Wright and Kit Young.

At Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Miss Jean Brodie presides over her 'set', her chosen few. In return for their absolute devotion, Miss Brodie will provide an education far beyond the confines of the curriculum.

Great teachers leave a mark. Miss Jean Brodie's will never be erased.

David Harrower (Playwright) is an internationally acclaimed playwright who currently lives and works in Glasgow. Previous work includes Knives in Hens (Traverse Theatre/Bush Theatre) recently revived at the Donmar, Ciara (Traverse Theatre), A Slow Air (Tron Theatre), Good With People (Paines Plough/Oran Mor, Traverse Theatre), Blackbird (Edinburgh International Festival), Dark Earth (Traverse Theatre), Presence (Royal Court) and Kill the Old Torture Their Young (Traverse Theatre). Adaptations include Public Enemy, The Government Inspector, Sweet Nothings, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Six Characters in Search of an Author (all Young Vic), Tales From the Vienna Woods, Ivanov (both National Theatre), Woyzeck (Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre), Mary Stuart (National Theatre of Scotland) and The Chrysalids (National Theatre, BT Connections). David's work for the screen includes Una, directed by Benedict Andrews and Outlaw King directed by David Mackenzie. He is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Play (Blackbird), two CATS Awards for Best Play (Blackbird, Ciara) and numerous other awards.

Polly Findlay (Director) returns to The Donmar Warehouse after her production of Limehouse by Steve Waters. Polly was the joint winner (with Derren Brown) of the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment for Derren Brown: SVENGALI. She won the JMK Award for Young Directors in 2007 and was awarded the 2006/7 Bulldog Princeps Bursary at the NT Studio. Directing credits include Macbeth (RSC), Beginning (National Theatre and West End), Ghosts (HOME Manchester) The Alchemist (RSC and The Barbican), As You Like It (National Theatre), Fr?ken Julie (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark), The Merchant of Venice (RSC), Treasure Island (National Theatre), Krapp's Last Tape (Sheffield Crucible), Arden of Faversham (RSC), Protest Song (The Shed, National Theatre), Gefährten/Warhorse (National Theatre/Theater des Westens, Berlin), A Taste of Honey (Sheffield Crucible), The Country Wife (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Antigone (National Theatre), Good (Royal Exchange Theatre), The Swan and Nightwatchman (Double Feature - National Theatre, Paintframe), Twisted Tales (Lyric Hammersmith), Honest (Royal & Derngate and Milnes Bar, Edinburgh, 2011), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire and Thyestes (Arcola Theatre), Eigengrau (Bush Theatre), and Romeo and Juliet (BAC).

Nicola Coughlan (Joyce-Emily) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Her theatre credits include Jess and Joe Forever (Orange Tree Theatre, Traverse Theatre and Old Vic), Nadya (Park Theatre), Duck (Out of Joint) and Chapel Street (UK Tour). Television credits include Derry Girls, Harlots.

Emma Hindle (Mary) trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and makes her professional stage debut in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at The Donmar Warehouse.

Edward MacLiam (Teddy Lloyd) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. His theatre credits include The Taming of the Shew, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Liberty (Shakespeare's Globe), Deluge (Hampstead Theatre), I'll be the Devil (Tricycle Theatre/RSC), Water Harvest (Theatre503), Platonov (Almeida Theatre), The Provok'd Wife (Southwark Playhouse) and Stitching (Everyman Palace). His extensive television credits include Come Home, Silent Witness, Paula, Endeavour, Midsummer Murders, DCI Banks, Ordinary Lies, Cucumber, Charlie, The Turn of the Screw, Fantabulosa!, Big Thunder, The Eejits, Waking the Dead, Midsomer Murders, Above Suspicion, Holby City, Sugar Rush, Love Soup, The Last Detective, The Year London Blew Up and Murder in Suburbia. Film credits include Run & Jump (Irish Film and Television Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor 2014). Angel, Buy Borrow Steal, and Conspiracy of Silence.

Rona Morison (Sandy) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Her theatre work includes Dead Don't Floss (National Theatre), Glory on Earth (Royal Lyceum Theatre), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Southwark Playhouse), Julie (Northern Stage), The Crucible (Bristol Old Vic), Scuttlers (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The James Plays (National Theatre/National Theatre of Scotland), Anhedonia (Royal Court), To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Illusions (Bush Theatre), The Second Mrs Tanqueray (Rose Theatre Kingston), and Crave (ATC). For television her credits include Decline and Fall and her film credits include Ready Player One, Love Bite and The Boy I Loved.

Grace Saif (Monica) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie. Previous theatre credits include Saint George and the Dragon (National Theatre) and Mary Stuart (Almeida).

Sylvestra Le Touzel (Miss Mackay) returns to The Donmar Warehouse after starring in Les Parents Terribles and Ivanov. Her other stage credits include Giving (Hampstead Theatre), Waste (National Theatre), The Audience (Stephen Daldry, Playful Productions),The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC), Topless Mum (Tricycle Theatre), Wild East (Royal Court) Benefactors (Albery Theatre/Tour) Hayfever (Savoy Theatre), A Midsummer's Night Dream (Almeida Theatre) Les Enfants Du Paradis, Artists and Admirers, A Woman Killed with Kindness, Twelfth Night, Henry IV parts I & 11 (all RSC), An Inspector Calls (Aldwych Theatre), Imagine Drowning (Hampstead Theatre), The Illusion, Marya (both at The Old Vic), My Heart's a Suitcase, Ourselves Alone (both Royal Court). Her television credits include The Crown, Endeavour, Death In Paradise, Big School, Utopia, Father Brown, The Politician's Husband and The Thick Of It; her film credits include The Death Of Stalin, Mr Turner, Cloud Atlas, The Iron Lady, Happy-Go-Lucky, Amazing Grace and The Short and Curlies.

Lia Williams (Jean Brodie) returns to The Donmar Warehouse after starring in The Lover and The Collection. Her most recent theatre credits include Mary Stuart (Almeida and West End) and Oresteia for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress (Almeida and West End). Other theatre credits include The Revengers' Comedies for which she was nominated for an Olivier for Best Comedy Performance, Old Times (West End), Arcadia and Skylight for which she was Olivier and Tony nominated(National Theatre, West End and Broadway), Earthquakes in London, The Hothouse and Mappa Mundi (National Theatre), Oleanna, King Lear and My Child (Royal Court), The Homecoming (Gate Theatre, Dublin, West End and Broadway) and Celebration/The Room (Almeida and New York). Her television credits include Kiri, Strike: Silkworm, The Missing, The Crown, Secret State, Doc Martin, May 33rd (BAFTA nomination for Best Actress), The Russian Bride, Imogen's Face, A Shot Through the Heart, Seaforth and Mr Wroe's Virgins. Film includes The Foreigner, Jonathan Toomey, The King is Alive, Different for Girls, The Fifth Province, Firelight, Dirty Weekend and La Suite Blanche-Neige. As Director, her theatre credits include The Match Box for The Liverpool Playhouse and the Tricycle Theatre and the films Feathers, The Stronger (BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film), Dog Alone and the feature documentary Nanabozhung.

Helena Wilson (Jenny) returns to The Donmar Warehouse after her performance in The Lady from the Sea directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Helena's theatre credits include Love Me Now (Tristan Bates Theatre), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (The Old Vic), Romeo and Juliet (Thelma Holt International Tour), The Alchemist (OUDS National Tour), Breathing Corpses (Knack Kneed Theatre), The Architect (Hypnotist Theatre), Dahling, You Were Marvellous! (Burton Taylor Studio), Lord of the Flies (O'Reilly Theatre), Slag (Burton Taylor Studio) and Cabaret (Robinson Theatre).

Angus Wright (Gordon Lowther) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. His recent credits include Hamlet (Almeida and Harold Pinter Theatre), 1984 (Playhouse Theatre), Oresteia (Almeida and Trafalgar Studios), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Almeida). Other theatre credits include The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic), Twelfth Night and Richard III (Shakespeare's Globe on Broadway), Privates on Parade (Michael Grandage Company), The Master and Margarita (Complicite), The Cat in The Hat (National Theatre and Young Vic), Wastwater (Royal Court), Design for Living (Old Vic), The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Talk of the City, The Theban Plays, The Dybbuk, Henry IV parts i & ii (all RSC), Measure for Measure (Complicite and National Theatre), Mrs Affleck, War Horse, Saint Joan, The Seagull, Dream Play, Stuff Happens, Three Sisters, Chips with Everything and Mother Courage (all National Theatre). His television credits include Flowers, Peep Show, Father Brown, Being Human, Breathless, Murder on the Home Front, Above Suspicion, Boudica, Cambridge Spies, The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall, The Way We Live Now and Between the Lines. Angus' film credits include Rogue One, A Little Chaos, Jack Ryan, Maleficent, Closed Circuit, Private Peaceful, The Iron Lady, Affair of the Necklace, Kingdom of Heaven, RKO 281, The Bank Job, Bridget Jones's Diary, Charlotte Gray, Cutthroat Island, First Knight, Labyrinth, and Frankenstein.

Kit Young (The Journalist) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. His theatre credits include Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre), The Real Thing (Theatre Royal Bath) and The Extraordinary Cabaret of Dorian Gray (Underbelly Theatre). His short film credits include The Devil's Harmony.


ARISTOCRATS

By Brian Friel

Thursday 2 August - Saturday 22 September 2018

PRESS NIGHT: Thursday 9 August 2018

Director Lyndsey Turner

Designer Es Devlin
Costume Designer Moritz Junge

Lighting Designer Paule Constable

Sound Designer Christopher Shutt
Composer Alex Baranowski

Movement Director Jonathan Watkins

Cast includes Elaine Cassidy, David Dawson, David Ganly, Emmet Kirwan, Aisling Loftus, Ciaran McIntyre and Eileen Walsh.

Ballybeg Hall once played host to grand balls, musical evenings, tennis parties: its rooms busy, bursting with painters, poets and politicians. And presiding over all of it, the imposing figure of Judge O'Donnell.

Now, on the eve of a wedding, the O'Donnell children return to their ancestral home to find that the rot has set in.

Lyndsey Turner returns to the Donmar following Faith Healer, Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come! to direct Brian Friel's haunting play about a generation whose past threatens to obliterate its future.

Brian Friel (Writer, 9 January 1929 - 2 October 2015) is considered one of the greatest Irish dramatists, having written over 30 plays across six decades. His plays have won numerous Awards including the 1979 Evening Standard Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play for Aristocrats, and Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle and Olivier Awards for Best Play for Dancing at Lughnasa. His other plays include Faith Healer, Fathers and Sons, and Philadelphia, Here I Come! staged at The Donmar Warehouse in 2016, 2014 and 2012 respectively, and Hedda Gabler (after Ibsen), The Home Place, Performances, Three Plays After (Afterplay, The Bear, The Yalta Game), Uncle Vanya (after Chekhov), Give Me Your Answer Do!, Molly Sweeney, Wonderful Tennessee, A Month in the Country (after Turgenev), The London Vertigo (after Charles Macklin), Making History, The Communication Cord, American Welcome, Three Sisters (after Chekhov), Translations, Living Quarters, Volunteers, The Freedom of the City, The Gentle Island, The Mundy Scheme, Crystal and Fox, Lovers: Winners and Losers and The Loves of Cass Maguire. Brian Friel was a member of Aosdana, the society of Irish Artists, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Companion of Literature, Royal Society of Literature and the Irish Academy of Letters. He was awarded the Ulysses Medal by University College, Dublin.

Lyndsey Turner's (Director) previous work at the Donmar includes Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Fathers and Sons, and Faith Healer. Her other theatre credits include Girls and Boys (Royal Court), Tipping The Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith), Hamlet (Barbican), Chimerica (Almeida & West End), Saint George and the Dragon, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Edgar and Annabel, There is a War (National Theatre).

Elaine Cassidy (Alice) returns to the Donmar after her performances in Les Liaisons Dangereuses directed by Artistic Director Josie Rourke which was also broadcast live in cinemas around the world in partnership with NT Live; Lyndsey Turner's critically-acclaimed production of Brian Friel's Fathers and Sons in 2014; and Les Parents Terribles at Trafalgar Studios alongside Frances Barber and Tom Byam Shaw in 2010. Other theatre credits include Deluge (Hampstead Theatre), There Came a Gypsy Riding (Almeida Theatre), The Crucible (RSC), Scenes from the Big Picture (National Theatre) and The Lieutenant Of Inishmore (RSC). Film includes Strangeways: Here We Come, Mum's List, Property Of The State, National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Program, The Loft, Just Henry, When Did You Last See Your Father?, The Truth, The Bay of Love and Sorrow, The Others, Disco Pigs, Felicia's Journey and The Sun, the Moon and the Stars. Television credits include No Offence I, II & III, Acceptable Risk, The Paradise I & II, The Miraculous Year, The Garden, Harper's Island, Dr Hoo, Little White Lie, A Room with a View, The Ghost Squad, Fingersmith, Uncle Adolf, Watermelon, The Lost World, Mission Top Secret II and Glenroe.

David Dawson (Casimir) returns to The Donmar Warehouse after appearing in Luise Miller directed by Michael Grandage. Theatre credits include The Dazzle (Found 111), The Duchess of Malfi (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), The Vortex (Rose Theatre), Posh (Royal Court), Comedians for which he received a WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Lyric Hammersmith), Romeo & Juliet (RSC), Nicholas Nickleby for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Newcomer (West End, UK Tour & Chichester Festival Theatre), The Entertainer, Richard II (Old Vic) and The Long and the Short and the Tall (Sheffield Theatres). Television includes The Last Kingdom Banished, Maigret Sets a Trap, The Secret Agent, Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2: The Hollow Crown, Dancing on the Edge, The Borgias, Parade's End, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Luther, Road to Coronation Street, Gracie!, The Thick of It, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Doc Martin.

David Ganly (Willie Driver) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Aristocrats. His theatre credits include Girl from the North Country (West End), On Blueberry Hill (Dublin Theatre Festival), Once (Olympia Theatre, Dublin), Lonesome West (Tron Theatre), The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Irish & US Tour), Shakespeare in Love (West End), Threepenny Opera (Gate), King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath), Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith) Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible), The Lonesome West (Druid Theatre, Royal Court, Sydney Festival and Lyceum, Broadway), Of Mice and Men (The Watermill), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Young Vic), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre London), The Weir (Gate Theatre), Translations (National Theatre) and The Full Monty (Prince of Wales Theatre). His film and television credits include Citizen Charlie, Sunset Song, Body of Lies, Hippie Hippie Shake, Dorothy Mills, Widow's Peak and Space Truckers.

Emmet Kirwan (Eamon) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Aristocrats. His theatre credits include Riot (Skirball Centre, Vicar Street), Juno and the Paycock and The Threepenny Opera (Gate), The Train and Assassins (Rough Magic), The Good Father (Axis Theatre), Dublin Oldschool (Project Arts, National Theatre), Major Barbara, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Alice in Funderland (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (Soho Theatre), Chicane (Gana Nua), Where he Lies and Lovers (Island Theatre Co). He will soon appear in the feature film adaptation of his play Dublin Oldschool.

Aisling Loftus (Claire) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Aristocrats. Her theatre credits include The Treatment (Almeida), Touched (Nottingham Playhouse), Noises Off (Old Vic), Spur of the Moment (Royal Court), and Hotel Plays (Langham Hotel). Television credits include A Discovery of Witches, Broken, War and Peace, Mr Selfridge, Dive, Public Enemies, Good Cop, The Borrowers, Page Eight and Five Daughters.

Ciaran McIntyre (Uncle George) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Aristocrats. His theatre credits include Lady Chatterley's Lover (Sheffield Theatres), All That Fall (Happy Days Beckett Festival, Enniskillen/Wilton's Music Hall/Arts Theatre, London), John Ferguson (Finborough Theatre), The Big Yum Yum (Corcadorca, Cork Opera House), Uncle Vanya (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), How the World Began (Arcola), Translations (Curve, Leicester), Dreams Of Violence (Soho Theatre/Tour), Absence of Women (Lyric Theatre, Belfast/Tricycle Theatre), Shoot the Crow (Waterfront Theatre, Belfast/Tour), The Chairs (Theatre Royal, Bath), Deep Cut for which he won a Best Actor award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Traverse Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, Sherman Theatre, UK Tour), Endgame and Port Authority (Liverpool Everyman), The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives Of Windsor, Coriolanus, The Seagull, A Jovial Crew and All's Well That Ends Well (RSC), In Celebration (Duke Of York's Theatre), Coriolanus and Under The Black Flag (Shakespeare's Globe), Richard II (Old Vic), The Quare Fellow (Oxford Stage Company, Tricycle Theatre, UK Tour), A Whistle in the Dark and Shadow of a Gunman (Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (National Tour), Waiting For Godot (Contact Theatre) and The Hairy Ape (Bristol Old Vic). Television credits include Still Life, Hemingways, The Time of Your Life, Holby City, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Doctors, Absolutely Fabulous and Birds of a Feather.

Eileen Walsh (Judith) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Aristocrats. Theatre credits include Absolute Hell, Broad Shadow and Liolà (National Theatre), The Same, Phaedra's Love, Request Programme, and The Merchant of Venice (Corcadorca Theatre Company), Little Eylof (Almeida), The Unknown, The Internet Is Serious Business, Sand and Crave (Royal Court), Image of an Unknown Woman, Crestfall (Gate), The Plough and the Stars, Macbeth, The Playboy of the Western World, Saved, Portia Coughlan and Ariel (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), The Tempest (Improbable Theatre Company), Lippy (Dead Center, Abbey Theatre, Young Vic), The Believers (Frantic Assembly, Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Quizshow and The Drowned World (Traverse Theatre), Conversations, Whistle in the Dark, Famine and The Gigli Concert (Druid Theatre Company), Hamlet (Young Vic), Medea (Siren Productions), Terminus (Abbey Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Public Theatre), Mary Stuart (National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Lyceum Theatre), Crestfall (Gate), The Entertainer (Liverpool Everyman); Splendour (Paines Plough, Traverse Theatre), Troilus and Cressida (Oxford Stage Company), Boomtown (Rough Magic Theatre Company), Phaedra's Love (Corcadorca Theatre Company), Disco Pigs (Bush Theatre, Arts Theatre), Danti-Dan (Rough Magic Theatre Co, Hampstead Theatre), Request Programme, The Merchant of Venice and (Corcadorca Theatre Company). Television credits includeMelrose, Delicious, Catastrophe and Pure Mule. Her film credits include The Children Act, Gold, Snap, The Ballad of Kid Kanturk, Triage, The Maid of Farce, Eden, 33x Around the Sun, Nicholas Nickelby, The Magdalene Sisters, When Brendan met Trudy, Miss Julie, Janie Beard, The Last Bus Home, Spaghetti Show and The Van.


MEASURE FOR MEASURE

By William Shakespeare

Friday 28 September - Saturday 24 November 2018

PRESS NIGHT: Thursday 11 October 2018

Director Josie Rourke
Designer Peter McKintosh

Lighting Designer Howard Harrison

Cast includes Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden

The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?

Vienna is corrupt. The Duke, who has let the city fall to vice, hands control to his Deputy, a hardline, puritan reformer.

The Deputy uses ancient laws to sentence citizens to death for sexual misconduct. But when a religious Novice pleads for clemency, their heady encounter leaves the Deputy guilty of the very crime that the law condemns.

Artistic Director Josie Rourke's production of Measure for Measure imagines the play in its original year of performance, 1604, and also in 2018.

Within every performance, Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden will alternate the roles of the powerful Deputy and the powerless Novice.

Josie Rourke (Director) is the Artistic Director of The Donmar Warehouse where she has directed Saint Joan, starring Gemma Arterton and broadcast live in cinemas around the world in partnership with National Theatre Live; the world premiere of Nick Payne's new play Elegy; Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival and ran at the Booth Theatre, New York; The Vote, which was broadcast live on More 4 on the night of the 2015 UK election to an audience of half a million and nominated for a BAFTA; City of Angels, which received the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival; Privacy, a new play created by James Graham and Josie Rourke, which also played at The Public Theater, New York, and starred Daniel Radcliffe; Coriolanus, which was broadcast live in cinemas in partnership with National Theatre Live and for which Tom Hiddleston won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor; The Weir, which transferred to Wyndham's Theatre; The Machine at Manchester International Festival and at Park Avenue Armory, New York; Berenice; The Physicists; The Recruiting Officer; Frame 312; and World Music. Her additional theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham's Theatre, nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival; Men Should Weep at the National Theatre; Twelfth Night at Chicago Shakespeare; Crazyblackmuthafuckin'self and Loyal Women at the Royal Court; King John at the RSC; and The Long and the Short and the Tall and Kick for Touch at Sheffield Theatres. Rourke was previously Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, which was named Theatre of the Year under her leadership. At the Bush Theatre, her credits include the premiere of If There Is I Haven't Found it Yet by Nick Payne. Josie's first feature film Mary Queen of Scots, produced by Working Title a?nd Focus Features and starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, will be released in cinemas later this year.

Hayley Atwell (Angelo/Isabella) makes her Donmar debut in Measure for Measure. Her theatre credits include Dry Powder (Hampstead Theatre), The Faith Machine (Royal Court Theatre), The Man of Mode, Major Barbara (National Theatre), Women Beware Women (RSC) and Prometheus Bound (West End). She has been nominated for two Olivier awards for her performances in A View from the Bridge (Duke of York's) and in The Pride (Trafalgar Studios). Her television credits include Howard's End, Pillars of the Earth, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, Black Mirror, Life of Crime, for which she was nominated for a TV Choice Award, Any Human Heart, Restless, The Line of Beauty and the Agent Carter series. Her film credits include Christopher Robin, Cinderella, All is By My Side, The Duchess, Brideshead Revisited and Cassandra's Dream and Agent Peggy Carter in the Marvel movie franchise.

Jack Lowden (Angelo/Isabella) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Measure for Measure. His theatre credits include Ghosts (Almeida and West End) for which he received both the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Ian Charleson Award, Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre and West End), and Blackwatch (Barbican). Jack's television credits include War and Peace, The Passing Bells, The Tunnel, Mrs. Biggs, Blue Haven and Being Victor. His work on film includes the forthcoming motion pictures Mary Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke and Fighting With My Family, directed by Stephen Merchant. Further film credits include Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, England is Mine, Denial, A United Kingdom, Tommy's Honour, Calibre, '71 and uwantme2killhim?


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