London’s Donmar Warehouse has unveiled its upcoming season, the first under the leadership of new Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. His inaugural season will include the U.K. premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Appropriate, a new play by Anatomy of a Suicide playwright Alice Birch, and the London premiere of Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's high-school adaptation of Richard III centered on a teenager with a disability.
Kicking off the season in June will be a Longhurst-helmed revival of David Greig's early play Europe. The cast will include Billy Howle, Kevork Malikyan, Faye Marsay, Stephen Wight, and Shane Zaza.
In August the Donmar will present Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, directed by Ola Ince. Seen Off-Broadway in 2014, the play sees an American family gather in a former plantation to prepare the home for its estate sale. Casting will be announced at a later date.
In the fall, Donmar will debut the world premiere of Birch's newest play, [Blank], directed by Maria Aberg. In partnership with Clean Break, the theatre company working with women affected by the criminal justice system, the new work takes a kaleidoscopic view of what happens when a woman goes to prison. Performances will begin October 11, with casting to be announced.
The final production of the year will be the U.K. premiere of Teenage Dick, seen Off-Broadway last season at The Public Theater. Longhurst will direct a cast led by Daniel Monks as Richard. Further casting to be announced.
The new year will launch with a revival of Churchill's Far Away, celebrating the play's 20-year anniversary. Lyndsey Turner will direct, with casting to be announced.