We are delighted to share with you the details of the three new productions included in Josie Rourke’s penultimate season here at the Donmar.
The season begins with the previously announced The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. David Harrower’s new adaptation of Muriel Spark’s iconic novel will be directed by Polly Findlay, with Lia Williams in the title role. More tickets will be released from 21 May.
In August, Lyndsey Turner will return to the Donmar to direct her fourth exploration of Brian Friel’s work, Aristocrats. This follows her productions of Faith Healer, Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Fathers and Sons. The cast includes David Dawson, returning to the Donmar following Luise Miller, alongside Elaine Cassidy, who appeared in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. David Ganly, Emmet Kirwan, Aisling Loftus, Ciaran McIntyre and Eileen Walsh all make their Donmar debuts. Aristocrats will run from 2 August to 22 September 2018.
Finally, Josie Rourke will direct Shakespeare’s play about sex and power, Measure for Measure. This new production will imagine the play in the original year of its performance, 1604, and also in 2018. Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden will make their Donmar debuts, playing the roles of both the powerful Deputy and powerless Novice within every performance. Measure for Measure will run from 28 September to 24 November 2018.
Tickets will be released on general sale at 10am on Wednesday 9 May. Sign up to the newsletter for a reminder when tickets are available.
In addition to these three new productions, the Shakespeare Trilogy will be available to watch on the BBC later this year. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest will be broadcast. Watch the trailer here.