Full Casting Announced For Brian Friel's ARISTOCRATS At The Donmar Warehouse

Full Casting Announced For Brian Friel's ARISTOCRATS At The Donmar Warehouse

The Donmar announces full casting for Brian Friel's haunting play Aristocrats. Directed by Lyndsey Turner who returns to the Donmar following Faith Healer, Fathers and Sons and Philadephia, Here I Come!, Aristocrats starts previews from 2 August.

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.

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).


Box Office: 020 3282 3808 (No booking fees, £1 postage fee may apply). Telephone Mon-Sat 10am-6pm or visit in person Mon-Sat, 10am-curtain up (with some exceptions, see website).

Stalls £40, £30
Circle £30, £20, £10

Stalls £37.50, £27.50
Circle £27.50, £17.50, £10

Thursday 2 - Monday 6 August 2018

Allocations of tickets from £10 will be made available on Monday every week for performances within the following three weeks. Tickets will be available across the auditorium at every price band.

For over 60s, £40 tickets reduced to £32.50 and £30 tickets reduced to £25 (matinees only). Must be booked in advance.

£10 standing tickets available every day from 10am online, by phone and in person. (Except Press Nights. The Box Office may be closed on certain dates, see website for details.)

Free tickets for those aged 25 and under. Tickets will be released by ballot on the last Friday of each month for the following month's performances. For an opportunity to secure free tickets and for more information, sign up to the mailing list: http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/visit/young-and-free

The Donmar Warehouse is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is an infrared system in the main auditorium and there is also a hearing loop in the box office.

If you require a companion to attend the Donmar, their ticket will be free. To book call 020 3282 3808 or email access@donmarwarehouse.com
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