Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Less a warehouse than an intimate chamber, Donmar is tucked modestly down a cobbled Covent Garden street. Artistic director Michael Grandage has kept the venue on a fresh, intelligent path as well as finding time to run a high profile, dual season at Wyndham’s (that brought Judy Dench and Jude Law to the stage) and tour productions such as ‘Guys And Dolls’ and ‘Frost/Nixon’. Donmar Warehouse’s combination of artistic integrity and intimate space is hard to resist, which is perhaps why so many film actors have returned to their roots on stage here: among them former ‘X Files’ star Gillian Anderson in Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ and Ewan McGregor in ‘Othello’. Star-appeal aside, the compact venue also looks after the next generation of theatre creatives with a Student Rep Scheme that encourages young writers through access to post-show talks, readings and dress rehearsals.
What's on at Donmar Warehouse
Off-West End, Musicals
It's been years since the Donmar last staged a musical, but this revival looks like something of a festive treat, as real-life couple Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser star in Cy Coleman, David Zippel and Larry Gelbart's comic homage to the the glory days...
Shakespeare, Drama, Off-West End
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' choice
I don’t think I’ll ever love any of superstar director Phyllida Lloyd’s trilogy of all-female Shakespeare plays for the Donmar. Not out of phallocentric malevolence, but because Lloyd over-justifies her gendered casting by reframing the works as plays-within-plays,...