Donmar Warehouse have announced their exciting Autumn season, highlights include two new productions: a revival of David Harrower’s modern classic, Knives in Hens, and Ibsen’s masterpiece, The Lady from the Sea.
Artistic Director Josie Rourke said “The Donmar will once again be home to stories both epic and intimate. This autumn I am delighted to bring you two exceptional plays, celebrating world-class theatre making talent.”
The season opens with Knives in Hens, internationally acclaimed playwright and director Yaël Farber makes her Donmar debut with the first major London revival of David Harrower’s tense and haunting modern classic.
Farber brings her own distinctive style to the play that stars Christian Cooke (BBC series Doctor Who), Judith Roddy (The Plough and The Stars, National) and Matt Ryan (Hamlet, Wyndham’s/Broadway; Henry V, Broadway).
Knives in Hens runs from 17 August 2017 – until 7 October 2017.
Kwame Kwei-Armah follows up his acclaimed production of One Night In Miami.. with a new adaptation from Elinor Cook of Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea.
Ibsen’s moving play about duty and self-determination stars Nikki Amuka-Bird (God Bless The Child, Birdland and Love and Information for Royal Court) as Ellida.
The Lady from the Sea will run from 12 October 2017 until 2 December 2017.
The season also includes Becoming: Part One, a series of workshop performances written and performed by Rosalie Craig and Michelle Terry performed at the Donmar’s rehearsal space. Both share their very personal experiences of giving birth six months ago, remembering now because they are already starting to forget.
The Donmar’s current summer season concludes with a new musical about the Kids Company scandal – The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall’s Relationship with Kids Company.