Donmar Warehouse



by Abi Morgan

30 July 2015 – 26 September 2015

‘Tense and riveting… a gripping play that reminds one of Morgan’s abiding fascination with the fallibility of power’

‘Robert Hastie’s excellent production has great clarity and drive… a compelling vision of a world teetering on the edge of destruction’
The Stage

‘Tightly-wound four-hander reminds us of Abi Morgan’s exciting beginnings… In short, splendid’
Evening Standard

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator’s wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late…

All four women harbour secrets and suspicions. All four are in danger. This is the day that revolution comes to the streets. Abi Morgan’s devastating play allows us a glimpse into the minds of four women as their world turns.


Production Photos

in order of appearance

Micheleine Sinéad Cusack
Genevieve Michelle Fairley
Gilma Zawe Ashton
Kathryn Genevieve O’Reilly


Director Robert Hastie
Designer Peter McKintosh
Lighting Designer Lee Curran
Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly
Movement Director Jack Murphy
Casting Director Alastair Coomer CDG

Rehearsal and production photography Johan Persson