The Donmar Warehouse’s production of The Way of the World, William Congreve’s comedy of manners, opens in London April 5. Directed by James Macdonald, the production is scheduled to run through May 26.
Haydn Gwynne plays the role of Lady Wishfort, with Justine Mitchell as Millament, Geoffrey Streatfeild as Mirabel, Tom Mison as Fainall, Caroline Martin as Mrs Fainall, Sarah Hadland as Foible, Jenny Jules as Mrs Marwood, Alex Beckett as Waitwell, Christian Patterson as Sir Wilfull Witwoud, Simon Manyonda as Petulant, Fisayo Akinade as Witwoud, Gabrielle Brooks as Mincing, Frances Brown as Betty/Peg, and Nathan Welsh as Mirabel’s Servant/Wishfort’s Footman.
Flip through photos of the production below:
A Look at The Way of the World at the Donmar Warehouse
Production notes for The Way of the World at the Donmar Warehouse state: “Family, money, desire: the rules of the game, the way of the world. Lady Wishfort’s sprawling, dysfunctional family are riven by desire – there’s everything to lose and six thousand pounds to gain. Congreve’s glorious ensemble of characters battle it out in this exposing, satirical comedy where everyone needs to win just to get by.”