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
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' choice
It was a wet December night. The type of night that’s only good for two things: going to see a pastiche film noir musical, and going home to try and half-assedly write a pastiche film noir-style review of the musical while knocking back cheap Russian...
West End, Drama
Patrick Marber's popular play 'Closer', which was made into a 2004 film with Jude Law and Natalie Portman, is revived for the London stage for the first time as part of the Donmar's spring season. The piece depends on a strong cast of four and it looks...
West End, Drama
A new play 'Temple', by excellent playwright Steve Waters is staged by director Howard Davies as part of the Donmar's spring season. The piece is about the Occupy London camp outside St Paul's Cathedral, which arrived in 2011. 'Temple' focuses on the...
Off-West End, Drama
James Graham and Josie Rourke embark upon another collaboration at the Donmar, following their unsettling last piece about the internet, 'Privacy'. This one sounds almost more ambitious and, with the help of Channel 4, should provide a unique angle on...