Michael Longhurst, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, announces further casting for Cordelia Lynn’s Love and Other Acts of Violence¸ which marks the venue’s reopening following its completion of essential building works.
Elayce Ismail directs Tom Mothersdale (Him/Man) joining the previously announced Richard Katz (Tatte) and Abigail Weinstock (Her/Baba). The production opens on 14 October, with previews from 7 October, and runs until 27 November.
The season continues with Rory Kinnear in Tim Price’s new stage adaptation of Ruben Östlund’s award-winning comedy film Force Majeure, directed by Michael Longhurst, 10 December 2021 – 5 February 2022. Then, 11 February – 9 April 2022, Kit Harington stars in Shakespeare’s Henry V, directed by Donmar Associate Director Max Webster; concluding with Marys Seacole by Jackie Sibblies Drury, and directed by Nadia Latif, 15 April – 4 June 2022.
Cordelia Lynn was commissioned by the Donmar Warehouse to write Love and Other Acts of Violence as the recipient of the 2020 Berwin Lee Award.
A young Jewish physicist and an activist poet meet at a party and fall in love. As society splinters around them, the couple’s struggle to survive erupts into violence.