Donmar Warehouse



by Steve Waters

21 May 2015 – 25 July 2015

‘Waters and Davies have mixed the personal and the political with wit and empathy… marvellous’

‘An immaculate reimagining of the Occupy London protests… Simon Russell Beale plays the dean with exquisite finesse, in a play that asks big questions about the role of the church in the modern world’

‘A rich, deeply thoughtful piece about contemporary values’
Financial Times


On 15 October 2011, Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral. On 21 October, a building that remained open through the Blitz, terrorist threats and floods closes its doors. On 28 October, the City of London initiates legal action to begin removing Occupy London from outside the Cathedral.

Steve Waters’ new play is a fictional account of these events, set in the heart of a very British crisis – a crisis of authority and a crisis of faith.


Production Photos

in order of speaking

The PA Rebecca Humphries
The Dean Simon Russell Beale
The Canon Chancellor Paul Higgins
The Virger Anna Calder-Marshall
The Bishop of London Malcolm Sinclair
The City Lawyer Shereen Martin
Choristers Richard Griffiths, Luca Latchman, Eigo Matsumoto, James Murray, Eskandar Rashidian, Lucas Watson


Director Howard Davies
Designer Tim Hatley
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson
Sound Designer Mike Walker
Composer Stephen Warbeck
Casting Director Alastair Coomer CDG

Rehearsal and production photography Johan Persson