Donmar Warehouse



 A new play by Nick Payne

18 April 2016 – 21 June 2016

‘The acting is flawless’

‘A beautiful production of a provocative play’
Time Out

‘Josie Rourke’s superlatively acted and immaculately well-judged production’

What if every neuron in the human brain could be mapped and decoded? Every act of human behaviour catalogued and wholly understood? Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it’s now possible to augment and extend life.

Through the beautiful and moving story of three women who’ve made the choice between love and survival, Elegy explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us. But at what cost?


in order of speaking

Carrie Barbara Flynn
Lorna Zoë Wanamaker
Miriam Nina Sosanya


Director Josie Rourke
Designer Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer Paule Constable
Sound Designer Ian Dickinson for Autograph

Rehearsal and production photography Johan Persson