The European premiere of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ award-winning musical The Band’s Visit at the Donmar Warehouse in London.
Directed by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.
Winner of 10 Tony Awards and a Grammy for best Musical Theatre Album, The Band’s Visit stars award-winning film, TV and stage actor Alon Moni Aboutboul, and seven-time winner of Israeli Female Singer of the Year award, and judge on the Israeli version of American Idol, Miri Mesika.
The Band’s Visit plays at the Donmar Warehouse from 26 September to 3 December 2022.
What is the story of The Band’s Visit?
The Band’s Visit is about a band of musicians arriving lost in a small town. As they wait for the next bus out, these unexpected visitors bring the town to life in surprising ways, proving that even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
Who is in the cast of The Band’s Visit?
The show stars award-winning Israeli actors and singers Miri Mesika as Dina, and Alon Moni Aboutboul as Tewfiq.
The show also stars Sharif Afifi, Peter Polycarpou, Emma Kingston, Jason Alder, Marc Antolin, Harel Glazer, Levi Goldmeier, Ido Gonen, Michal Horowicz, Shira Kravitz, Nitai Levi, Yali Topol Margalith, Ashley Margolis, Carlos Mendoza de Hevia, Ant Romero, Idlir Shyti, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum, Sargon Yeldaand Baha Yetkin.
Who are the creators of The Band’s Visit?
The Band’s Visit is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and features music and lyrics by David Yazbek and Book by Itamar Moses.
The production’s creative team includes Director Michael Longhurst; Musical Supervisor Nigel Lilley; Designer Soutra Gilmour; Lighting Designer Anna Watson; Sound Designer Paul Groothuis; Choreography, Movement & Intimacy Director Yarit Dor; Casting Director Anna Cooper CDG; Musical Director Tarek Merchant; Associate Director Orr Benezra-Segal; Assistant Musical Director Natalie Pound; Resident Assistant Director Dadiow Lin; Cultural Consultant Dr Lina Khatib; Arabic Music Consultant Attab Haddad; Dialect Coaches Khaled Abunaama and Caitlin Stegemoller; Assistant Designer Lucy Sneddon; Assistant Lighting Designer Cat Salvini; and Assistant Sound Designer Daberechi Ukoha-Kalu.
Reviews of The Band's Visit"It is time to fall in love again! One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by" The New York Times (Broadway production)
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Important NotesThe play contains strong language and references to suicide. There is smoking on stage.
The role of Dina will be played by Emma Kingston on 7, 8, 14 and 15 November at 7.30pm and 29 November at 2.30pm.
Venue InformationDonmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LX
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square, Covent Garden
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41, N279