The trials, Silence, Maryse Seacole, and the free exhibition WE. BLACK WOMAN. are also part of the season.
Lucas Hnath’s European premieres A dollhouse, part 2 and David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ Tony-winning The group visit are among the additions to Donmar Warehouse’s 2022 season, which also includes the previously announced UK premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Jackie Sibblies Drury Maryse Seacoledirected by Nadia Latif in April.
Also joining the lineup are the UK premiere of Dawn King’s The tests; Silence, a first co-production with Tara Theatre; and the free exhibition WE. FEMMES NOIRES., curated by Donmar Associate Artist Joan Iyiola, which will run alongside Marys Seacole.
Olivier winner and Tony Noma Dumezweni nominee (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) will lead the cast of Hnath A dollhouse, part 2, who will play in London from June 10 to August 6. Directed by James Macdonald, the production will also have designs by Rae Smith and lighting by Azusa Ono. The Tony-nominated play, which earned Laurie Metcalf her first Tony in 2017, picks up where Ibsen’s groundbreaking masterpiece left off.
Natalie Abrahami will direct King’s The tests, which will be presented from August 12 to 27. Set in the near future as the climate crisis unfolds and the current generation is judged, the production will feature young performers alongside adult actors to be announced.. The creative team also includes the designer Georgia Lowe, lighting designer Jai Morjaria, sound designer and composer Xana and associate director Joseph Hancock with sustainability consultants Julie’s Bicycle.
Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood’s Silenceadapted from At Kavita Puri’s Score Voice: Untold British Stories, will play the Donmar from September 1 to 17. Directed by Abdul Shayek, this new play, focusing on community storytelling, presents a shared history inspired by the testimonies of people who lived through the last days of the British Raj and the 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan. which has seen millions uprooted. and results in indescribable violence.
The group visitwith a score by Yazbek and a book by Moses, will follow, from September 24 to December 3 under the direction of Michael Longhurst, recently represented on Broadway with the revival of Caroline or Change. Orr Benezra-Segal is the associate director of production with Dr. Lina Khatib as cultural consultant. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story follows a group of Israeli musicians who get lost upon arriving in Egypt.
Additional members of the casting and creative team will be announced for productions.
WE. BLACK WOMEN., a free exhibition curated by Donmar’s Associate Artist Iyiola that changes the perspective of British history by placing the collective experiences of black women at the center of the conversation, will be on display in Donmar’s foyer spaces from of May 6.
With Sheila Atim, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Joyclen Buffong, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Noma Dumezweni, Dr Christine Ekechi, Decima Francis, Akua Gyamfi, Naomie Harris, Afua Hirsch, Joan Iyiola, Anaya Kamara, Faith Locken, June Nicol-Dundas, and Susan Wokoma, the exhibition is presented in partnership with Apatan Productions and also features photographs by Myah Jeffers and Helen Murray and images by Stephen Ofori.
Michael Longhurst, Artistic Director of Donmar, Michael Longhurst, said: “In a deeply conflicted world, this season celebrates the power of connection to change and heal. Familial, generational, religious, historical, the divisions that lie beneath these works reinforce our need to find and celebrate our common humanity.… It’s such a joy to see our theater full again, with audiences enjoying our newly renovated spaces. Please join us for bigger stories, told in exciting ways.