December 15, 2014
Photo first look at City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse.
A major new revival of Broadway and West End hit musical City of Angels opens tomorrow (16 December 2014) at the Donmar Warehouse in London.
Timed for the opening, the venue has released two shots from the show. One shot features Hadley Fraser as Stine, the other Katherine Kelly as Carla/Alaura. Both photos are by Johan Persson.
Directed by the Donmar’s artistic director Josie Rourke, the show stars Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser and Peter Polycarpou, plus Nick Cavaliere, Cameron Cuffe, Marc Elliott, Adam Fogerty, Katherine Kelly, Kadiff Kirwan, Sandra Marvin, Tam Mutu, Mark Penfold, Jennifer Saayeng, Jo Servi, Rebecca Trehearn and Tim Walton.
A witty and award-winning musical celebration of film noir, City of Angels boasts a book by Larry Gelbart, score by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel.
There is currently much interest in whether the show will transfer from the Donmar into the West End. The venue’s recent hit, My Night With Reg, was a success for the Donmar and is moving in to the West End’s Apollo Theatre in January.
Steve Waters’ new play Temple comes to the Donmar Warehouse starring Simon Russell Beale.
Howard Davies directs Simon Russell Beale as the Dean in a new play by Steve Waters at the Donmar Warehouse this Spring.
Temple is a fictional account, inspired by the Occupy London movement in 2011.
On 15 October 2011, Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral. On 21 October, a building that remained open through the Blitz, terrorist threats and floods closes its doors. On 28 October, the City of London initiates legal action to begin removing Occupy London from outside the Cathedral.
Steve Waters’ new play is a fictional account of these events, set in the heart of a very British crisis – a crisis of conscience, a crisis of authority and a crisis of faith.
Simon Russell Beale (playing the Dean of St Paul’s) returns to the Donmar following his award winning role of Philip in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (Olivier Award for Best Actor). His extensive list of theatre credits for the National Theatre includes King Lear, Timon of Athens, Collaborators, London Assurance, Major Barbara, Much Ado About Nothing, The Life of Galileo, The Alchemist, Jumpers (also West End and New York), Humble Boy (also West End), Hamlet, Battle Royal, Candide, Summerfolk, Money, Othello, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Volpone, and for the RSC The Tempest, King Lear, Ghosts, the title roles in Richard III and Edward II, The Seagull, Troilus and Cressida, The Man of Mode and Restoration. Other theatre credits include The Hot House (Trafalgar Studios), Privates on Parade and Death Trap (Noel Coward Theatre). Simon’s acting career also spans television and film, appearing in titles including Penny Dreadful, My Week with Marilyn, The Deep Blue Sea, The Gathering, Alice in Wonderland, An Ideal Husband, The Hollow Crown: Henry IV parts 1 & 2 (BAFTA Television Award for Best Supporting Actor), American Experience and Dunkirk.
The Donmar Warehouse stages James Graham’s new play The Vote, billed as a real-time play for theatre and television.
Josie Rourke directs James Graham’s new play, which will get a live TV broadcast from the Donmar by Channel 4 on 7th May – the exact date that the play is set.
Set in a fictional London polling station in the final ninety minutes of polling day 2015, live and in real time, The Vote promises to be an unprecedented national television event.
Following James Graham and Josie Rourke’s work on Privacy at the Donmar, The Vote promises to be a unique drama, marking a national event, as it happens, live and in real-time.
James Graham’s credits include Privacy for the Donmar, The Angry Brigade for Paines Plough, Finding Neverland for American Repertory Theatre Boston and Broadway, This House and Bassett for the National Theatre, and The Whisky Taster and SuddenLossOfDignity.com at the Bush.
David Leveaux directs Patrick Marber’s play Closer at the Donmar Warehouse starring Nancy Carroll and Rufus Sewell.
Patrick Marber’s award-winning play Closer is revived at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by David Leveaux.
An acclaimed cast includes Nancy Carroll, Oliver Chris, Rachel Redford and Rufus Sewell.
Marber’s 1997 play won Olivier, Evening Standard and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards and has now been produced in over 200 cities worldwide.
Nancy Carroll (playing Anna) returns to the Donmar having appeared as Sylvia in Josie Rourke’s 2012 production of The Recruiting Officer. Further stage credits include The Duck House (Vaudeville), House of Games and King Lear (Almeida), Arcadia (Duke of York’s), See How They Run (Duchess), You Never Can Tell (Garrick) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sheffield Crucible). Productions for the National Theatre include After the Dance for which she won the Olivier Award and the Natasha Richardson Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, The Magistrate, The Enchantment, The Voysey Inheritance, The Talking Cure and The False Servant. She has also appeared in Twelfth Night, Henry IV Parts 1&2, As You Like It, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The Winter’s Tale, all for the RSC. On television Nancy has appeared in Holby City, Father Brown, Silent Witness, Dalziel and Pascoe, Cambridge Spies and The Gathering Storm for the BBC as well as Lewis and Midsummer Murders for ITV. Films include Iris and An Ideal Husband.
Oliver Chris (playing Dan) makes his Donmar debut in Closer. Oliver’s extensive theatre credits include The Taming of the Shrew (Wilton’s Music Hall), Rain Man (Theatre Royal Bath), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Women, Power & Politics (Tricycle), Season’s Greetings, One Man, Two Guvnors, Great Britain (National) and, most recently, Charles III (Almeida). His television credits include Bluestone 42, The I.T. Crowd, Silent Witness, Hotel Babylon, Breathless, Fairy Tales – Rapunzel, Bonkers, Green Wing and The Real Jane Austen. Film credits include Huge, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Gathering and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Rachel Redford (playing Alice) makes her Donmar debut in Closer. Her previous theatre credits include Ghosts from a Perfect Place (Arcola), Adler & Gibb (Royal Court Theatre), Not The Worst Place (Paines Plough), Parallel Lines (Chapter Arts Centre / Dirty Protest), A Family Affair (Sherman Theatre), The Acid Test and Blue Stockings. Film credits include Testament of Youth and The Riot Club.
Rufus Sewell (playing Larry) makes his Donmar debut in Closer. Rufus is well known for both his film and television credits including The Tourist, The Holiday, A Knight’s Tale, The Illusionist, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Gods of Egypt, The Sea, At Satchem Farm, Dirty Weekend, Restless, Parade’s End, 11th Hour and The Last Romantics. On stage, Rufus played Jan in Rock N’ Roll (Royal Court, Duke of York’s and Bernard Jacobsen Theatre, New York), winning an Olivier Award, London Critics Circle Award and Evening Standard Award for Best Actor and receiving nominations at the Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards and What’s On Stage Theatregoers Awards. His other theatre credits include Old Times (Harold Pinter Theatre), Arcadia (National Theatre – Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Macbeth (Queen’s Theatre), Rat in the Skull (Royal Court at the Duke of York’s), Translations (Plymouth Theatre, New York – Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut) and Making It Better (Hampstead Theatre and Criterion).
November 14, 2014
Hit comedy My Night With Reg comes to the Apollo Theatre
The Donmar Warehouse revival of Kevin Elyot’s comedy My Night With Reg is transferring to the Apollo Theatre.
Running from 17 January to 11 April 2015, Robert Hastie’s production was a smash-hit at the Donmar Warehouse earlier this year.
The full original cast of the Donmar production are returning for the transfer to the Apollo Theatre, including Julian Ovenden, Matt Bardock, Jonathan Broadbent, Richard Cant, Lewis Reeves and Geoffrey Streatfeild.
Directed by Robert Hastie, Kevin Elyot’s Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning comedy is set in London in the summer of 1985 against the backdrop of the mounting AIDS crisis.
Deliciously funny and bittersweet, Kevin Elyot’s comedy captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.
At Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985 and, for Guy and his circle, the world is about to change forever.
My Night With Reg stars Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey, Smash) as John, Matt Bardock (Casualty, Mojo) as Benny, Jonathan Broadbent (Ghost Stories) as Guy, Richard Cant (War Horse) as Bernie, Lewis Reeves (Our Boys) as Eric, and Geoffrey Streatfeild (The Hollow Crown) as Daniel.
★★★★★ “THE PERFECT BRITISH COMEDY OF MANNERS… TENDER AND CONSISTENTLY FUNNY” Sunday Times
★★★★★ “OUTRAGEOUSLY SHARP-WITTED… A SUPERB REVIVAL” Independent
★★★★★ “A TRIUMPHANT REVIVAL” Evening Standard
★★★★ “A TOUCHING AND SUPERBLY ACTED REVIVAL… TENDER, FUNNY AND MOVING” FT
★★★★ “ROBERT HASTIE’S SUPERBLY ACTED PRODUCTION” Time Out
“A PRODUCTION WHOSE CAST IS CURRENTLY WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST ENSEMBLE IN TOWN” New York Times
September 5, 2014
Casting announced for Donmar Warehouse revival of City of Angels including Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser
Director Josie Rourke has announced her full cast for forthcoming revival of City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse.
Running from 5 December 2014 to 7 February 2015 at the Donmar, City of Angels will feature a cast that includes Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, alongside Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou and Rebecca Trehearn.
Other cast include Nick Cavaliere, Cameron Cuffe, Marc Elliott, Adam Fogerty, Kadiff Kirwan, Sandra Marvin, Mark Penfold, Jennifer Saayeng, Jo Servi and Tim Walton.
Rosalie Craig – who won an Olivier Award earlier this year for The Light Princess – will play the duel role of Gabby and Bobbi, alongside Les Miserables The Movie star Samantha Barks as Avril and Mallory.
With music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Larry Gelbart, City of Angels is a glorious and witty celebration of film noir, set in Hollywood.
The show will be directed by Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke with design by Robert Jones and choreography by Stephen Mear.
Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser in a revival of hit musical City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse.
CITY OF ANGELS
5 DECEMBER 2014 – 7 FEBRUARY 2015
MUSIC BY CY COLEMAN, LYRICS BY DAVID ZIPPEL, BOOK BY LARRY GELBART
Stars Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser and Peter Polycarpou, plus Nick Cavaliere, Cameron Cuffe, Marc Elliott, Adam Fogerty, Katherine Kelly, Kadiff Kirwan, Sandra Marvin, Tam Mutu, Mark Penfold, Jennifer Saayeng, Jo Servi, Rebecca Trehearn and Tim Walton
Director: Josie Rourke, Designer: Robert Jones, Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison, Musical Director: Gareth Valentine, Choreographer: Stephen Mear, Sound Designers: Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster for Autograph, Orchestrations: Billy Byers and Larry Blank Video and Projection Designer: Duncan McLean
Phyllida Lloyd directs Henry IV starring Harriet Walter at the Donmar Warehouse.
3 OCTOBER 2014 – 29 NOVEMBER 2014
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Director Phyllida Lloyd, Stars Harriet Walter, Jackie Clune, Cynthia Erivo
My Night with Reg starring Julian Ovenden at the Donmar Warehouse.
SHOW UPDATE: MY NIGHT WITH REG IS TRANSFERRING INTO THE WEST END’S APOLLO THEATRE FROM 17 JANUARY 2015
31 JULY 2014 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2014
BY KEVIN ELYOT
Director Robert Hastie, Stars Julian Ovenden
The Donmar Warehouse is a subsidised theatre in Covent Garden London producing an award-winning range of plays and musicals.
Led by artistic director Josie Rourke, the Donmar Warehouse is a 251-seat theatre in the heart of Covent Garden in London’s West End. Josie Rourke follows previous artistic directors at the venue, Sam Mendes and Michael Grandage.