Donmar Warehouse announces Michael Longhurst’s first season as Artistic Director 

Michael Longhurst. Photo by Helen Maybanks

The Donmar Warehouse has today announced details of new Artistic Director Michael Longhurst‘s first season at the theatre, which will begin with a revival of David Greig’s visionary early play, Europe, directed by Longhurst.

Europe will run from Thursday 20 June to Saturday 10 August 2019 with a cast including Billy Howle (Berlin), Kevork Malikyan (Sava), Faye Marsay (Adele), Stephen Wight (Billy), and Shane Zaza (Morocco).

The Donmar will then stage the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ gripping play, Appropriatewhich runs from Friday 16 August to Saturday 5 October 2019.

Appropriate will be directed by Ola Ince and star Monica Dolan.

Maria Aberg will make her Donmar debut to direct the full-length premiere of a new play by Alice Birch, [BLANK], in a co-production to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Clean Break Theatre Company.

Running from Friday 11 October to Saturday 30 November 2019, [BLANK] will feature an all-female cast of 15, including women who have lived-experience of the criminal justice system, and an all-female creative team.

Michael Longhurst will then direct the UK premiere of US playwright Mike Lew’s darkly comic new high school take on Shakespeare’s Richard III, Teenage Dick, starring Daniel Monks as Richard.

Teenage Dick runs from Friday 6 December 2019 to Saturday 1 February 2020.

Finally, from Thursday 6 February to Saturday 21 March 2020, director Lyndsey Turner will return to the Donmar Warehouse to revive Caryl Churchill’s acclaimed play, Far Away, 20 years on from its premiere.

Also included in Longhurst’s first season is Writing Wrongs as part of the previously announced Fly The Flag. Inspired by Ai Weiwei’s Flag celebrating universal human rights, Writing Wrongs brings together writers including Zainab Hasan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Natasha Simone, Monsay Whitney and Alexandra Wood with school and community groups for a 6-month project to create monologues that explore what these rights mean to them personally.

The project will see these monologues released as films, alongside performances in public spaces across London during Fly The Flag Week between 24 to 30 June 2019, and invite people across the country to create their own films in response.

Michael Longhurst and YOUNG+FREE Executive Producer Henny Finch outside the Donmar Warehouse. Photo by Helen Maybanks

The Donmar is continuing its commitment to engaging new audiences by simplifying ticket access schemes and launching the DONMAR DAILY RELEASE. This new scheme will see a minimum of 40 additional tickets released for sale every morning for the performance 7 days later. Audiences can sign up to receive information about productions and ticketing on the

The Donmar’s successful free ticket scheme for those aged under 26, YOUNG+FREE, will continue to offer seats for performances across the new season with tickets released on the final Friday of every month. YOUNG+FREE is funded through the generosity of audiences via the Donmar’s PAY IT FORWARD scheme. These donations have allowed the Donmar to allocate more than 16,000 free tickets to those aged under 26.

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