How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t!”
― The Tempest
Social media was a hive of buzzing excitement on Wednesday as the Donmar Warehouse announced a thrilling trilogy with dream team, director Phyllida Lloyd and actress Harriet Walter.
The duo will be reunited after the sensational run of Henry IV at the Donmar back in 2014 when Lloyd set the play in a women’s prison. It stunned audiences and subsequently transferred to St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn last November.
Lloyd, who is renowned for staging all-female productions, will revive her inventive creation of Henry IV along with Shakespearian classics The Tempest and Julius Caesar which received wide acclaim back in 2012.
Audiences will be able to witness these latest masterpieces at a brand new 420-seat in-the-round temporary theatre at King’s Cross, immediately adjacent to King’s Cross station, which is vastly become a hot spot for new and temporary theatre spaces.
If that wasn’t excitement enough, the Donmar have also launched the #YoungAndFree scheme in an attempt to make theatre more accessible to young theatre-goers, where 25% of all tickets will be free to those 25 years and under and will be released on a weekly basis from 2nd September.
The Tempest, Henry IV and Julius Caesar will play a 13-week repertory season, from 23 September – 17 December 2016. On special Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy days, all three plays will be performed back to back (dates to be announced).
Public booking opens on Wednesday 15 June.
Booking for Donmar members begins on Tuesday 7 June.
To find out more information visit http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/whats-on/donmar-warehouse/donmar-kings-cross/2016/shakespeare-trilogy.