Marber Heads New Season at London’s Donmar Warehouse

News   Marber Heads New Season at London’s Donmar Warehouse
 
Michael Grandage, artistic director of London’s Donmar Warehouse, has announced a new season featuring the world premiere of a new Patrick Marber play, a revival of Mamet’s The Cryptogram, and David Eldridge’s new version of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman starring Faith Healer Tony winner Ian McDiarmid.

Artistic Director Michael Grandage
Artistic Director Michael Grandage

Following Peter Morgan’s previously announced play Frost/Nixon, which runs from Aug. 10 through Oct. 7, Mamet’s The Cryptogram, first seen in London in 1994 with Eddie Izzard and Lindsay Duncan, will start previews Oct. 12. Josie Rourke’s (World Music) production opens Oct. 17.

Marber’s new play, Don Juan in Soho, which will be directed by Grandage, relocates Moliere’s 17th-century classic to London’s 21st-century Soho with its "swank, new hotels and festering, old clip joints, crackheads in alleys and cokeheads in clubs."

Marber’s previous work to be produced at the Donmar, After Miss Julie (also directed by Grandage), was also inspired by a classic, Strinberg’s Miss Julie.

Grandage, whose well-received revival of Evita has just opened at the West End’s Adelphi theatre, will also direct Eldridge’s new version of John Gabriel Borkman, Ibsen’s indictment of 19th-century capitalism.

John Gabriel Borkman starts previewsFeb. 15, 2007, opening Feb 20.

For more on the Donmar’s season call (0)870 060 6624.

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