Theatreland Memorabilia

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Donmar Warehouse

Formerly The Warehouse

Covent Garden, London.
Donald Albery and Margot Fonteyn formed Donmar Productions in 1961 and convert the warehouse into a theatre and rehearsal studio.
From 1977-1981 was The Warehouse, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)'s London studio theatre.
Redesigned at the start of the 1990's, re-opening in October 1992 as the Donmar Warehouse.

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
11th April 1979 - ?The Churchill Play
Author: Howard Brenton. Director: Barry Kyle. RSC
24th April 1979 - ?The Merchant Of Venice
Director: John Barton. RSC
22nd May 1979 - ?The Innocent
Author: Tom McGrath. Director: Howard Davies
RSC
29th July 1980 - ?The Suicide
Author: Nikolai Erdman. Translation: Peter Tegel. Director: Ron Daniels
Cast included: Roger Rees, Susan Tracy
2nd September 1981 (world premiere) - ?Good
Author: CP Taylor
? - December 1983 - ?Bertice Reading
? - 11th August 1985
Late Night and Sundays
There's No People Like Show People - A Tribute to Dorothy Parker and Dorothy Fields
Cast included: Gaye Brown, Jane Carr, Marian Montgomery
22nd July - 12th September 1985Kern Goes To Hollywood
Cast included: Elaine Delmar, David Kernan, Liz Robertson, Elisabeth Welch
13th August - 1st September 1985
Late Night and Sundays
How Lucky Can You Get? - A Tribute to Kander and Webb
Cast included: Josephine Blake, Diane Langton, Angela Richards
1992 - 1993 seasonAssassins
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Book: John Weidman. Director: Sam Mendes
Cast included: Henry Goodman
1992 - 1993 seasonTranslations
Author: Brian Friel
1992 - 1993 season
World Premiere
The Life Of Stuff
Author: Simon Donald. Director: Matthew Warchus
Cast included: Sandy McDade
14th January - 20th February 1993 (transferred to Swan)Richard III
Author: William Shakespeare. Director: Sam Mendes
RSC production. Cast included: Simon Russell Beale (Richard III)
2nd December 1993 - 12th March 1994Cabaret
Director: Sam Mendes.
Cast included: Sara Kestelman, Alan Cumming
1993 - 1994 seasonGlengarry Glen Ross
Author: David Mamet. Director: Sam Mendes. Lighting: David Hersey
Cast included: James Bolam.
1993 - 1994 season
transferred to Gielgud
Design For Living
Author: Noel Coward. Director: Sean Mathias. Set & Costume Designer: Stephen Brimson Lewsi
Cast included: Rachel Weisz, Clive Owen, Paul Rhys
1993 - 1994 seasonTrue West
Author: Sam Shepherd. Director: Matthew Warchus.
29th March - 23rd April 1994Beautiful Thing
Authr: Jonathan Harvey. Director: Hettie Macdonald. Designer: Robin Don. Lighting: Johanna Town
Bush Theatre. Cast included: Richard Bonneville, Amelda Brown, Shaun Dingwall, Mark Letheren, Sophie Stanton
1994 - 1995 seasonThe Threepenny Opera
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Cast included: Tara Hugo
1994 - 1995 season
transferred to Comedy
The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams. Director: Sam Mendes. Lighting: David Hersey. Designer: Rob Howell
Cast included: Zoë Wanamaker, Claire Skinner
1995 - 1996 season
Transferred to Albery
Company
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast included: Adrian Lester, Sheila Gish, Sophie Thompson
1995 - 1996 seasonEndgame
Author: Samuel Beckett. Director: Katie Mitchell
Cast included: Alun Armstrong, Stephen Dillane, Harry Jones, Eileen Nicholas
1995 - 1996 seasonHabeas Corpus
Author: Alan Bennett. Director: Sam Mendes
1996 - 1997 seasonNine
Book: Arthur Kopit. Music & Lyrics: Maury Yeston. Director: David Leveaux
1996 - 1997 seasonThe Fix
Book & Lyrics: John Dempsey. Music: Dana Rowe. Director: Sam Mendes. Lighting: Howard Harrison.
Cast included: Philip Quast, John Barrowman
1996 - 1997 seasonThe Maids
Author: Jean Genet. Director: John Crowley
11th September - 18th October 1997Enter The Guardsman
Book: Scott Wentworth. Lyrics: Marion Adler. Music: Craig Bohmler. Director: Jeremy Sams
Cast included: Nicky Henson, Janie Dee, Alexander Hanson
21st October - 6th December 1997Electra
Author: Sophocles. Translation: Frank McGuinness. Director: David Leveaux
Cast included: Zoë Wanamaker, Orla Charlton, Jenny Galloway, Andrew Howard, Raad Rawi, Marjorie Yates
10th December 1997 - 5th February 1998 - ?The Front Page
Authors: Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur
Yes
1997 - 1998 season3 By Harold Pinter - The Collection/The Lover/A Kind Of Alaska
Author: Harold Pinter. Director: Joe Harmston (TC & TL), Karel Reisz (AKOA)
1997 - 1998 seasonHow I Learned To Drive
Author: Paula Vogel. Director: John Crowley
1997 - 1998 seasonDivas At The Donmar
Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway, Barbara Cook, Imelda Staunton
2nd - 7th March 1998In A Little World Of Our Own
Author: Gary Mitchell
Presented by The Foundry
9th - 14th March 1998Tell Me
Author: Matthew Dunster
Presnted by Northern Stage
17th - 21st March 1998Timeless
Author: David Greig
Presented by Suspect Culture
23rd - 28th March 1998Sleeping Around
Authors: Mark Ravenhill, Stephen Greenhorn, Abi Morgan and Hilary Fannin
Director: Vicki Featherstone. Presented by Paines Plough.
1998The Blue Room
Cast included: Nicole Kidman
6th November 1998 - ? (previews)
16th November 1998 (press night) - 13th February 1999
Into The Woods
16th February - 13th March 1999Four American Plays
The Carlton New Writing Season
18th March - 22nd May 1999Good
Author: CP Taylor. Director: Michael Grandage
Cast included: Charles Dance and Emilia Fox
27th May - 7th August 1999The Real Thing
Author: Tom Stoppard. Director: David Leveaux. Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Cast included: Stephen Dillane
9th August - 4th September 1999Divas At The Donmar
9th September - 6th/13th November 1999 (different end date in different sources)Juno And The Paycock
Author: Sean O'Casey. Director: John Cowley. Designer: Rae Smith
Cast included: Colm Meaney (Captain Jack Boyle), Dearbhla Molloy (June), Ron Cook (Joxer Daly)
9th November 1999 - 22nd January 2000Three Days of Rain
Author: Richard Greenberg. Director: Robin Lefevre. Designer: Tom Piper
Cast included: Colin Firth, Elizabeth McGovern, David Morrissey
15th June - 12th August 2000Orpheus Descending
Author: Tennessee Williams. Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cast included: Helen Mirren, Saskia Reeves, Stuart Townsend
? - 25th November 2000To The Green Fields Beyond
Author: Nick Whitby. Director: Sam Mendes
Cast included: Ray Winstone, Dougray Scott
1st December 2000 - ?Merrily We Roll Along
? - July 2001 - ?A Lie of the Mind
Author: Sam Shepard
3rd - 29th September 2001Divas at the Donmar
Cast included: Sian Phillips, Michael Ball, Clive Rowe
Monday 5th -Saturday 10th August 2002
Part of Diva At The Donmar
Janie Dee
Monday 12th - Saturday 17th August 2002
Part of Diva At The Donmar
Ruby Turner
Monday 19th - Saturday 24th August 2002
Part of Diva At The Donmar
Philip Quast
Monday 26th - Saturday 31st August 2002
Part of Diva At The Donmar
Kristin Chenoweth
6th September - 20th November 2002Uncle Vanya
Author: Anton Chekhov. Version: Brian Friel
11th October - 30th November 2002Twelfth Night
Author: William Shakespeare
20th February - 19th April 2003Accidental Death Of An Anarchist
Author: Dario Fo. Translation: Simon Nye. Director: Robert Delamere
Cast included: Rhys Ifans, Desmond Barrit, Paul Ritter, Gary Waldhorn.
24th April - 14th June 2003Caligula
Author: Albert Camus. Translation: David Greig. Director: Michael Grandage
Cast included: Michael Sheen
? - July 2003 - ?Pacific Overtures
Gary Griffin
2004Old Times
Author: Harold Pinter. Director: Roger Michell.
Cast included: Helen McCrory, Gina McKee, Jeremy Northam
19th November 2004 - 12th February 2005Grand Hotel The Musical
book: Luther Davis. Music & Lyrics: Rovery Wright & George Forrest. Director: Michael Grandage
Cast included: Helen Baker, Gillian Bevan, Martyn Ellis, Daniel Evans, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Julian Ovenden, Gary Raymond
17th February - 2nd April 2005
World Premiere
Days Of Wine and Roses
Author: JP Miller. Version: Owen McCafferty. Director: Peter Gill.
7th April - 21st May 2005The Cosmonaut's Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union
Author: David Greig. Director: Tim Supple
26th May - 9th July 2005This Is How It Goes
Author: Neil Labute. Director: Moisés Kaufman
14th July - 3rd September 2005
World premiere
Mary Stuart
Author: Friederich Schiller. Version: Peter Oswald. Director: Phyllida Lloyd
6th April - 3rd June 2006Phaedra
Author: Racine. Version: Frank McGuinnes. Director: Tom Cairns
Cast included: Clare Higgins
8th June - 5th August 2006A Voyage Round My Father
Author: John Mortimer. Director: Thea Sharrock
Cast included: Derek Jacobi
10th August - 7th October 2006Frost/Nixon
Author: Peter Morgan. Director: Michael Grandage
Cast included: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen
12th October - 25th November 2006The Cryptogram
Author: David Mamet. Director: Josie Rourke
Cast included: Kim Cattrall, Douglas Henshall
30th November 2006 - 10th February 2007Don Juan in Soho
Author: Patrick Marber after Moliere. Director: Michael Grandage
Cast included: Rhys Ifans
15th February - 14th April 2007John Gabriel Borkman
Author: Henrik Ibsen. Version: David Eldridge. Director: Michael Grandage
Cast included: Ian McDiarmid, Penelope Wilton
~Late 2008The Family Reunion
December 2009 - ?Red
By: John Logan
Cast included: Alfred Molina
? - May 2010 - ?Polar Bears
27th May 2010 - ?The Late Middle Classes
22nd July - 4th September 2010The Prince Of Homburg
Author: Heinrich Von Kleist. Version: Dennis Kelly. Director: Jonathan Munby. Designer: Angela Davies. Lighting Designer: Neil Austin. Composer: Dominic Haslan. Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt
Cast included: Charlie Cox, Ian McDiarmid
10th September - 27th November 2010Passion
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Book: Jame Lapine. Director: Jamie Lloyd. Designer: Christopher Oram. Lighting Designer: Neil Austin. Musical Director: Alan Williams. Sound Designers: Nick Lidster & Terry Jardine for Autograph. Choreographer: Scott Ambler
Cast included: Elena ROger, Scarlett Strallen, David Thaxton.
Early 2012Making Noise Quietly
Q3.2012Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Author: Brian Friel
Mid 2015Teddy Ferrara
Mid 2015Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Mid 2015Splendour

History of theatre taken from article in 2010 The Last Middle Classes programme.