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...
Off-West End, Drama, Shakespeare
For many, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of 'Julius Caesar' has been the calling card of Josie Rourke's tenure at the Donmar. Clearly she thinks so too, as plans have been announced for two follow-ups, creating a 'trilogy' of Shakespeare productions...
LGBT, Drama, Off-West End
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' choice
Where other early plays about HIV/Aids, like American writer Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart’, rage against stigma and ignorance, there’s something ineffably British about Kevin Elyot’s beautifully funny and achingly sad ‘My Night with Reg’, which is...