Theatr Clwyd today announces the cast for their new production of Celebrated Virgins: A Story of the Ladies of Llangollen, created by Katie Elin-Salt and Eleri B. Jones. This inspiring new play, based on the remarkable true sapphic love story of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, opens at Theatr Mix – Theatr Clwyd’s temporary theatre village – on 24 May, with previews from 20 May, and runs until 4 June. Celebrated Virgins stars Victoria John as Eleanor, Heather Agyepong as Sarah, Seán Carlsen as William and Emma Pallant as Lady Betty/Mary.

Katie Elin-Salt and Eleri Jones said: “We are thrilled to finally be able to bring this important and historic story to the stage, nearly 250 years after it started. We are so grateful to Theatr Clwyd, The Carne Trust, and to Tamara Harvey, for supporting us and giving us the platform to help these women reclaim their life story for a modern audience.”


Theatr Clwyd presents the world première of



Created by Katie Elin-Salt and Eleri B. Jones

Cast: Victoria John (Eleanor), Heather Agyepong (Sarah), Seán Carlsen (William), Emma Pallant (Lady Betty/Mary)

Writer: Katie Elin-Salt; Director: Eleri Jones; Assistant Director: Juliette Manon; Designer: Holly Pigott; Lighting Designer: Kieron Johnson (they/them); Sound Designer: Matthew Williams; Composer: Lynwen Haf Roberts; Casting Director: Polly Jerrold; Movement Director: Jess Willliams

20 May – 4 June 2022

Celebrated Virgins follows the story of Miss Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler, two women raised in the upper echelons of 18th century Irish society who met when their worlds collided at Miss Parkes School for Girls, forming an unbreakable bond. Following this, they were forced to leave their homes and cast out by society. Taking up residence in Llangollen they became minor celebrities, forced to witness their own lives written about by those who could never understand. Now, they are back, ready to take back the story that’s rightfully theirs – on their own terms.

Katie Elin-Salt 
returns to Theatr Clwyd following a writing residency at the venue from 2020-2021 and various acting credits at the theatre including the Paines Plough Roundabout season, Educating Rita, Under Milkwood, As You Like It, Season’s Greetings and Jack and The Beanstalk. An actor and writer from Bridgend, South Wales, she trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and worked professionally as actor for many years. Most recently she has been seen on BBC Wales starring in The Tuckers. She has worked to develop her writing voice during the pandemic, mentored under the Royal court’s Playwriting scheme and her first play Sprinkles was produced by Dirty Protest in December 2021. She has also had commissions from the Sherman Theatre, Out of Joint and Chippy Lane.

Eleri B. Jones is a Welsh theatre and film director. After seven years working as a professional actor and workshop leader, she moved into directing, mentored by BAFTA-winning director Carol Wiseman and was selected as one of the first two recipients of the Traineeship for Directors in Wales at Theatr Clwyd, supported by the Carne Trust and Sir Ian McKellen. Her previous directing credits include the Women Rediscovered film series (written by Emyr John for Theatr Clwyd/NE Wales Archives), Sprinkles (written by Katie Elin-Salt for Dirty Protest), A Christmas Carol (devised from the original text by Jones & Laura Marie Donnelly for the Charles Dickens Museum) and Gwyl Gaeaf (written by Rebecca Wilson for the Once Upon a Christmas Series, Theatr Clwyd). Eleri also works as an assistant director and has recently finished shooting on the Theatr Clwyd/Rondo Media production of Tim Price’s Isla for BBC Four, directed by Tamara Harvey.

Victoria John returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Sarah. She previously appeared in: Pavilion, Wave Me Goodbye, Cyrano de Bergerac, All My Sons, The Light of Heart, Aristocrats, The Winslow Boy, Rape of the Fair Country, Boeing Boeing, Roots, The Suicide, A Chorus of Disapproval. Her other theatre credits include: Glitterball (RifCo Theatre), The Flock (Chichester Festival Theatre), HIR (Bush Theatre), Play/Silence (The Other Room), The Frozen Scream (WMC/Birmingham Hippodrome), Cancer Time (the Caramel Club), Never, Fear, Love? (Velvet Ensemble/WMC), The Gut Girls (Velvet Ensemble/Sherman Cymru), Treasure (King’s Head Theatre) and Reasons for Feeling (Tristan Bates Theatre). Her television credits include: Gwaith/CartrefMirandaCast Offs and Little Britain.

Heather Agyepong plays Sarah. For theatre, her credits include: The Body Remembers (The Place/Fuel Theatre), Noughts & Crosses (Mercury Theatre Colchester/Pilot Theatre), GIRLS (Talawa Theatre Company/HighTide/Soho Theatre), So Many Reasons (Fuel Theatre/Ovalhouse Theatre), TYPT 16: HATCH (Talawa Theatre Company), Brent in a Tent and SWITCH (Tricycle Theatre). Her television credits include: The Power (Amazon Studios), This is Going to Hurt and Enterprice (BBC). She was nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Breakthrough Award 2018, awarded the Firecracker Photographic Grant 2020 and was selected as part of Foam Talent 2021, Jerwood/Photoworks Award 2022 and The Photographers Gallery New Talent Award 2021.

Seán Carlsen returns to Theatr Clwyd to play William – he previously appeared in An Enemy of the People. Theatre work includes DustTales of the Country (UK tours), Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Ludlow Festival Theatre), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (The Watermill Theatre), Blue Remembered Hills (Cheltenham Everyman/Laughing Orange), The Masque of the Red Death (Fetch Theatre),  Sons and Lovers (UK tour), Brief Encounter (OTTC tour), Rock n’ Roll & Barbirolli (Snap/Westcliff Palace Theatre), The Picture of Dorian Gray (UK tour) as well as work with National Theatre Wales, Bristol Old Vic, Spectacle Theatre, Gwent Theatre, Theatr Powys and Theatre West Glamorgan. His television credits include His Dark MaterialsAll Creatures Great and SmallA Mother’s LoveStellaSkinsLegendsDoctor WhoTorchwoodManhuntCrimewatchThe Great Dome RobberyThe BenchCasualtyTastebuddiesBack UpTiger BayMudY Palmant Our and Halen yn y Gwaed; and for film: Forgotten Journeys, The Cleansing, Boudica – Rise of the Warrior Queen, Frenzy, Shine and Darklands.

Emma Pallant plays Lady Betty/Mary. Her theatre credits include: Ravens: Spassky vs Fischer (Hampstead Theatre), An Enemy of the PeopleLAVA (Nottingham Playhouse), A Christmas CarolThe Dog in the Manger, Tamar’s Revenge, The House of Desires, Pedro, The Great Pretender, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, As You Like It, Laughter in the Dark (Royal Shakespeare Company), Intra Muros (Park Theatre), William Wordsworth (ETT/Theatre by the Lake), The Wind in the Willows (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe), It Just Stopped, Alison’s House (Orange Tree Theatre); Bell, Book and Candle, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Romeo and Juliet (New Vic,; The Cherry Orchard, His Dark Materials, Katherine Desouza (Birmingham Rep), On Golden Pond, The Herbal Bed (Salisbury Playhouse), The House of Bernarda Alba (Belgrade Theatre), Cymbeline (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Top Girls (Watford Palace) and Precious Bane (Pentabus). Her television credits include: Father Brown, Holby City, Casualty and Doctors.

Tickets On Sale for Shakespeare North Playhouse

Tickets are now officially on sale for our stunning new venue in Prescot, Shakespeare North Playhouse!

  • Priority booking is now live! Tickets are on sale for Friends and Supporters of Shakespeare North Playhouse.
  • General booking will be live from Wednesday 4 May, 2pm.

Shakespeare North Playhouse is home to the only 17th-century style timber theatre outside London, includes a fully accessible outdoor performance garden, exhibition gallery, 60-seater studio theatre, learning centre, exhibition and events spaces, and a café and bar with outdoor piazza.

You’ll find us at the following:





Bletchley Park commemorated in new stamps and new theatre show from start of May

Bletchley Park commemorated in new stamps and
new theatre show from start of May

One of a new set of stamps paying tribute to women’s contributions during World War Two will feature a rare photograph of female codebreakers at Bletchley Park where they operated complex cryptographic machinery. Available from 5 May, the set celebrates the huge range of work women undertook during the conflict. In advance of VE Day, Bletchley Park is at the forefront of peoples’ minds in a variety of ways!

Also opening next week will be Illicit Signals Bletchley, an incredible production from trailblazing immersive theatre company Parabolic Theatre with Mechanical Thought. Audiences work alongside famous figures from the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park to crack ENIGMA, while uncomfortable secrets closer to home threaten to be revealed. Illicit Signals Bletchley combines historical drama with rewarding codebreaking to create a fun, stimulating evening. Follow in the footsteps of real-life cryptologists as Bletchley Park goes through its most pivotal moment. Crack codes and decipher messages to uncover their private lives and make the tough decision of whether to keep their secrets or spill the beans

Christopher Styles, artistic associate at Parabolic Theatre, commented, Mavis Batey and Joan Clarke were two incredible codebreakers working at Bletchley Park and both of who feature prominently in Illicit Signals Bletchley. Mavis, a talented linguist, worked on deciphering Italian Navy Enigma messages and uncovered critical information that led the Royal Navy to victory at the battle of Matapan in the Mediterranean. Joan, who had a double first in mathematics from Cambridge (although didn’t receive her full degree until after the war as Cambridge only award these to men), was described as one of the best Bamburists in her section, a cryptanalytic method of deciphering Enigma. It is brilliant to see their work recognised and be able commemorate their prolific contributions within our show.

Codebreakers based at Bletchley Park, the home of the Government Code and Cypher School in Buckinghamshire were crucial to the war effort, feeding important information to Allied forces, especially in the days and weeks leading up to D-Day in 1944. Experts believe the work done at the site may have shortened the war by up to two years. At its height there were 9,000 staff at the site, with about 75% women.

Illicit Signals Bletchley can be seen at CRYPT, one of London’s newest and most exciting venues, run by Parabolic Theatre. This innovative new venue is dedicated to immersive and interactive theatre in the heart of Bethnal Green

Witness For The Prosecution Review

London County Hall booking – until 25th September 2022

Reviewed by Claire Roderick


It’s five years since Lucy Bailey’s stunning production of Witness For The Prosecution opened in London County Hall, and it is as exciting as ever in the hands of its seventh cast.

The sense of grandeur and power as you walk through the building is wonderful and the immersive production is in the perfect setting within the magnificently atmospheric council chamber, creating a real sense of authority when the court officials are present. Audience members can pay to be in the jury, be sworn in and take a more active role in the trial.

Agatha Christie’s classic play has all the twists and turns you expect, and still draws gasps from audience members who are unfamiliar with the plot. Leonard Vole’s melodramatic premonition of being found guilty of murder and hanged makes way for the civilised setting of Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC’s (Owen Oakeshott) chambers. Vole (Joshua Glenister) and his solicitor Mr Mayhew (Peter Landi) relate the facts of his case to the barrister. Vole had befriended a rich old lady (50 was definitely not the new 30 when this was written!) and become a regular visitor to her home. When she is found dead from a blow to the head after an apparent burglary attempt, the police suspect Vole. The victim’s housekeeper is adamant she heard Vole at the house, but his wife insists he was at home with her. However, Vole’s wife Romaine (Lauren O’Neil) is German – will a 1950’s jury believe a foreigner? – and her behaviour and attitude is puzzling. What is she planning, and will she stick to her story in court?

Vole’s charm and personality convince the women in Robarts’ office of his innocence, and Joshua Glenister’s emotional performance makes an instant connection with the audience, sweeping them along with his story. Bailey’s direction is astute and assured, and the impressive cast have fun with the dated language and attitudes of the characters, and Owen Oakeshott and Richard Teverson have a ball as the duelling barristers in the trial scenes. Lauren O’Neil as Romaine is the polar opposite of Glenister’s affable Vole – sharp and scornful of the pompous lawyers and oozing contempt for the establishment. Mandi Symonds steals the show as the victim’s housekeeper Janet Mackenzie, providing lots of laughs in her testimony.

Witness For The Prosecution is a gripping and polished production – a thoroughly entertaining guilt-free night out.

The Da Vinci Code Review

Southampton Mayflower – until 30th April 2022

Reviewed by Lucy Hitchcock


Credit: Johan Persson

Dan Brown’s critically acclaimed The Da Vinci Code hits the stage and it is definitely one to watch.

We follow Dr Robert Langdon ( Christopher Harper) and Sophie Neveu (Hannah Rose Caton) as they try to uncover clues and riddles to unearth the long lost secrets that lead to the answer of the Holy Grail. Along with Sir Leigh Teabing (Danny John-Jules) and his butler Remy (Alisdair Buchan)they scour the streets of Europe to piece this puzzle together! Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, this piece lends itself beautifully to the stage and with direction from Luke Sheppard, it is a fast paced murder mystery like no other!

This limited cast were superb and showed great rapport on stage, as well as enticing and shocking the audiences with all of the revelations that are made during the course of the play. Chris Harper and Hannah Rose Caton as Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu were brilliant, with such emotion and suspense that had the audience teetering on their seats to find out the next clue. They were both heart warming and inviting and made the audience believe this was their first time opening these clues-a brilliant duo. Josh Lacey as Silas, the murderous monk, was outstanding. His unhinged and unpredictable character was played to perfection.

Having never read the book or seen the film, this was a first for me and it was exhilarating to follow along and manage to click the clues into place myself. This is the perfect show for an avid Dan Brown fan and equally so for a novice-the story is beautifully told and is so easy to follow.

So, will you join Robert and Sophie and help to crack The Da Vinci Code?

Initial production images released for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!


Arthur Darvill and Liza Sadovy in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at the Young Vic © Co-set Designer Laura Jellinek & Grace Laubacher, Costume Designer Terese Wadden, Lighting Designer Scott Zielinski, Projection Designer Joshua Thorson. Photography by Marc Brenner

The Bard SummerScape production of

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 


In association with Eva Price, Sonia Friedman Productions and Michael Harrison 

Music by Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 

Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs 

Original Choreography by Agnes de Mille 

Directed by Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein

27 April – 25 June 2022 

Initial production images are today released forthe UK premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!  Daniel Fish’s striking revival of the classic musical which originally premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center in 2015 ahead of its New York premiere at St. Ann’s Warehouse in 2018.

This is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen it before, re-orchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Daniel Fish’s bold interpretation transfers to the Young Vic, direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway and a U.S. tour. Oklahoma! tells a story of a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Seventy-five years after Rodgers and Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this visionary production is funny and sexy, provocative and probing, without changing a word of the text. 

Arthur Darvill plays Curly McLain, with James Davis as Will Parker, Stavros Demetraki as Ali Hakim, Anoushka Lucas as Laurey Williams, Olivier Award nominee Liza Sadovy as Aunt Eller, Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry and Marisha Wallace as Ado Annie. The cast is complete with Raphael Bushay as Mike, Greg Hicks as Andrew Carnes, Rebekah Hinds as Gertie Cummings, Ashley Samuels as Cord Elam, and Marie Mence as the lead dancer.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! is Co-Directed by Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein, with Orchestrations, Arrangements  by Daniel Kluger and Co-Music Supervision by Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci, Choreography by John Heginbotham, Co-Set Design by Laura Jellinek and Grace Laubacher, Costume Design by Terese Wadden, Lighting Design by Scott Zielinski, Sound Design by Drew Levy, Projection Design by Joshua Thorson, Musical Director Tom Brady and Casting by Jacob Sparrow, with Associate Choreographer Shelby Williams, Assistant Director Nimmo Ismail, Associate Costume Designer Rachel Townsend, Associate Lighting Designer Fiffi Thorsteinsson, Associate Musical Director Huw Evans, Dialect Coach Sam Lilja and Orchestral Manager David Gallagher

Socially Distanced performances: 24, 25 May 7.30pm, 25 May, 2.30pm, and 9, 10 June, 7.30pm 

Audio Described performance: 24 May, 7.30pm

Captioned performance: 9 June, 7.30pm

Relaxed performance: 10 June, 7.30pm

This production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! was originally developed, produced and premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in July 2015. It was subsequently developed and produced by St Ann’s Warehouse and Eva Price at the Joseph S. and Dianna H. Steinberg Theatre, Brooklyn in 2018.

Singin’ in the Rain Review

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh – until 30th April

Reviewed by James Knight


Whether watched on the big screen, live onstage, or curled up on a sofa on Boxing Day, there is no more beloved musical than Singin’ in the Rain, and the latest UK tour fully captures that old Hollywood glamour perfectly. 

Originally released in 1952, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, it was an instant hit and has consistently been at the top of lists of best musicals ever since. This production, originally performed at Sadler’s Wells, has been entertaining the country and now lands at Edinburgh this week. 

It’s 1927, and Don Lockwood (Sam Lips) and Lina Lamont (Faye Tozer) are the stars of Monumental Pictures. Their positions at the height of Hollywood are pretty much secure, until the arrival of the ‘talkies’. Don should be fine, but Lina has a voice comparable to nails on a chalkboard – something that could spell disaster for everyone’s careers. It’s up to Don, his best friend Cosmo (Ross McLaren) and new rising star Kathy Selden (Charlotte Gooch) to come up with a solution and save the day. 

Packed with classic songs that stick in your head and dance numbers that simply astound for their energy and grace, this production manages to pay homage to the original film while still carving out its own identity. The ensemble shines throughout, with little character moments happening the whole way through, giving the show a lived-in feel. The main trio have real chemistry in their routines together, especially in ‘Good Morning’, although special mention has to go to Alastair Crosswell who joins in performing ‘Moses Supposes’ as an unsuspecting Dialect Coach. Faye Tozer is also clearly having the time of her life as the shrill and caustic Lina, particularly in the various filmed sections the audience is treated to, and frequently left the audience in stitches. 

With the iconic rain, fantastic lighting and a live orchestra, all these elements pull together to make a wonderful evening of entertainment. 

Darlington Hippodrome seeks memories of V.E. Day


To celebrate V.E. Day on Sunday 8 May – Darlington Hippodrome is looking for some very special guests to attend One Night at the V.E. Day Proms – the ultimate, musical celebration in honour of V.E. DAY which comes to the theatre on Monday 9 May.

The Hippodrome would love to hear from local people who remember celebrating the original V.E. Day in 1945. How did they celebrate? Where did they go and what did they see? How did they feel on that special day?

In return for sharing their experiences, one lucky person will be picked to come along on Monday 9 May with some friends and family to enjoy the incredible concert show.

If you were there, or know someone who was and who’d like to share their story, let us know by emailing [email protected].

One Night at the V.E. Day Proms comes to Darlington Hippodrome on Monday 9 May 2022 and will take you on a musical journey through World War II, providing an insight into how music played a pivotal role throughout the most extraordinary period in modern day history.

Featuring The London Gala Orchestra and exceptional live singers, One Night at the V.E. Day Proms brings back to life such popular war time songs as Vera Lynn’s ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ and Glenn Miller’s ‘In The Mood’ alongside classical masterpieces such as ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and ‘Jerusalem’.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to book call 01325 405405 or visit




Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce the full cast for the UK première of Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2. Joining Noma Dumezweni as Nora are Patricia Allison (Emmy), Brían F. O’Byrne (Torvald), and June Watson (Anne Marie). James Macdonald’s production, in a reconfigured Donmar in the round, opens on 16 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 6 August




by Lucas Hnath

Cast: Patricia AllisonBrían F. O’ByrneNoma Dumezweni, June Watson

Director: James Macdonald; Designer: Rae Smith; Lighting Designer: Azusa Ono

10 June – 6 August 2022

(There’s a knock at the door)

Fifteen years after Nora Helmer slammed the door on her stifling marriage, she’s back with an urgent request. But first she must face the family she left behind.

Directed by James Macdonald, with a cast led by double Olivier Award-winner Noma DumezweniLucas Hnath audaciously picks up where Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece left off.

And no, you don’t need to have seen Part 1.

Patricia Allison plays Emmy. Her theatre credits include Unprecedented: House Party (Headlong), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sheffield Theatres), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Our Town (Royal Exchange Theatre), and Henry V (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). For television, her credits include Extraordinary, Superworm, as Ola in Sex EducationBehind the Filter, Fame Game, Les Miserables, Moving On and Thanks for the Memories; and for film, Ella and Veronica.

Brían F. O’Byrne plays Torvald. His theatre work includes Outside Mullingar (Manhattan Theatre Club), If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Roundabout Theatre Company), The Coast of Utopia – Tony Award nomination for Lead Actor in a Play (Lincoln Center, Broadway), Doubt: A Parable – Tony Award nomination Lead Actor in a Play, Shining City (Manhattan Theatre Club, Broadway), Bedbound (Irish Repertory Theatre), Smelling a Rat (The New Group NY), Frozen – Tony Award for Lead Actor in a Play, The Lonesome West – Tony Award nomination for Lead Actor in a Play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane – Tony Award nomination for Lead Actor in a Play, and The Sisters of Rosenweig (Broadway) and Hapgood (Lincoln Center). For television, his work includes Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Nighflyers, Hatton Garden, Manhunt: Unabomber, Little Boy Blue – BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor, The Magicians, Mercy Street, Aquarius, Saints and Strangers, The Bastard Executioner, The Last Ship, Love Hate, Prime Suspect, Mildred Pierce – Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and Brotherhood; and for film, The Wonder, The Salinger Year, Sergio, Jimmy’s Hall, Queen and Country, Medeas, Season of the Witch, The International, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, No Reservations, Million Dollar Baby, Intermission, Bandits and Disco Pigs.

Noma Dumezweni plays Nora Helmer. For theatre, her work includes originating the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric Theatre, Broadway and Palace Theatre – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play), A Human Being Died That Night (BAM, Hampstead Theatre, Fugard and Market Theatres), Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre), Linda, New Plays from South Africa, Somalia Seaton Play, The Twits, Big Ideas: Collaboration, Open Court, Belong, Highlife (Royal Court Theatre), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Shakespeare’s Globe), Henry V (Noel Coward Theatre), Feast (Royal Court at the Young Vic), Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong, Gielgud Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre), The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, President of an Empty Room (National Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play, Skellig (Young Vic), and extensive work for the RSC, including Breakfast with Mugabe. For television, her work includes The Watcher, Pose, The Undoing, Made for Love, Forgiving Earth, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dream, Capital, Doctor Who and Fallout; and for film, Retribution, The Little Mermaid, The Same Storm, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The Kid Who Would be King, Mary Poppins Returns, The Incident and Dirty Pretty Things.

Veteran of the stage and screen, June Watson plays Anne Marie. Her extensive theatre credits include After Life (National Theatre and Headlong), The Welkin, John (National Theatre), Uncle Vanya, Good People (Hampstead Theatre), Road (Royal Court Theatre), Escaped Alone (Royal Court Theatre, BAM, UK tour), The Father (Trafalgar Studios), The Cripple of Inishmaan – Clarence Derwent Award (Noël Coward Theatre, Broadway), Before the Party (Almeida Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Vaudeville Theatre), Calendar Girls (UK tour), The Children’s Hour (Royal Exchange Theatre), and Mary Stuart (Apollo Theatre). Her television work includes Whitstable Pearl, The Cockfields, All Creatures Great and Small, The Midnight Gang, Chernobyl, Call the Midwife, To Walk Invisible, Agatha Raisin, Thirteen, Unforgotten, A Song for Jenny, The Café, Wallander, Coming Up and Above Suspicion; and for film, Your Christmas or Mine, The Bike Thief, The Death of Stalin, The Lady in the Van, Ghost Hunter, 102 Dalmatians, Highlander IV: Endgame, The Last Yellow, The Knowledge and Bloody Kids.

Lucas Hnath’s work as a playwright includes Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, The Christian, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac’s Eye and Death Tax. His work has been produced across the US and internationally, including at Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival of New Plays, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Royal Court Theatre, and on Broadway at the John Golden Theater. Hnath is a recipient of an Obie, Guggenheim Fellowship, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, Whiting Award, Kesselring Prize, two Steinberg citations from the American Theatre Critics Association, and a 2017 Tony nomination for Best Play.

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct – his previous work for the company includes The Way of the World and Roots. He was an Associate and Deputy Director at the Royal Court for 14 years and was also a NESTA fellow from 2003 to 2006.  For the Royal Court his work includes One For Sorrow, The Children (and MTC/Broadway), Escaped Alone (and BAM, NYC), The Wolf From The Door, Circle Mirror Transformation, Love & Information (and NYTW), Cock (and Duke, NYC), Drunk Enough to Say I Love You (and Public, NYC), Dying City (and Lincoln Center, NYC), Fewer Emergencies, Lucky Dog, Blood, Blasted, 4.48 Psychosis (and St Ann’s Warehouse, NYC/US & European tours), Hard Fruit, Real Classy Affair, Cleansed, Bailegangaire, Harry and Me, Simpatico, Peaches, Thyestes, Hammett’s Apprentice, The Terrible Voice Of Satan, Putting Two and Two Together. Other theatre includes: John, Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Exiles (National Theatre), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Changing Room (West End), The Tempest, Roberto Zucco (RSC), Wild, And No More Shall We Part#AIWW – The Arrest of Ai Weiwei (Hampstead), The Father (Theatre Royal Bath/Tricycle Theatre/West End), Bakkhai, A Delicate Balance, Judgment Day, The Triumph of Love (Almeida Theatre), The Chinese Room (Williamstown Festival), Cloud Nine (Atlantic, NYC), A Number (NYTW), King Lear, The Book of Grace (Public, NYC), Top Girls (MTC/Broadway) and John Gabriel Borkman (Abbey, Dublin/BAM, NYC). For film, his work includes A Number.



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Matinees Thu & Sat: 2.30pm


A Doll’s House, Part 2

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If you require a companion to attend the Donmar, their ticket will be free. To book call 020 3282 3808 or email [email protected].

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Until 4 June 2022

Captioned: 23 May at 7.30pm
Audio-Described: 21 May at 2.30pm, touch tour at 1pm
British Sign Language Interpreted: 30 May at 7.30pm


10 June – 6 August 2022

Captioned: Monday 25 July 7.30pm
Audio-Described: Saturday 16 July 2.30pm
British Sign Language Interpreted: Friday 29 July 7.30pm


12 August – 27 August 2022

Captioned: Thursday 25 August 7.30pm
Audio-Described: Friday 26 August 7.30pm
British Sign Language Interpreted: Saturday 27 August 2.30pm


1 – 17 September 2022

Captioned: Friday 16 September 7.30pm
Audio-Described: Thursday 15 September 2.30pm
British Sign Language Interpreted: Monday 12 September 7.30pm

24 September – 3 December 2022
Captioned: Monday 28 November 7.30pm
Audio-Described: Saturday 26 November 2.30pm
British Sign Language Interpreted: Saturday 19 November 2.30pm




Bill Kenwright & Paul Taylor-Mills are excited to announce a new project with Steam Motion and Sound, to bring the hit production of Heathers the Musical to the screen.

Performances at The Other Palace have been taken off sale from 3 – 19 May to allow for filming to take place ahead of a future release. Performances will resume on Friday 20 May and will run through to 4 September 2022. 

As part of the shoot there will be two live performances, and a ballot will be held for tickets, with details to be announced. Casting for the live capture is also yet to be announced. 

Director Andy Fickman said “Heathers has captured the hearts and imaginations of so many people in the UK since it was first produced here in 2018. This marks an exciting next step in the show’s journey.”

David Gilbery, CEO BK Studios “This is a brilliant opportunity for us to bring this hit show to so many more audiences on a global scale, and we’re proud to be partnering with such a prolific studio in making that happen.”

The musical started its UK journey with a cult following and was a box office record-breaker at The Other Palace in 2018, before transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season later that year. Last year the production returned to the Haymarket for another successful West End season, while in parallel with a UK tour, before returning to it is original home, The Other Palace in November 2021 for another record-breaking run.

Steam Motion and Sound is a creative content company founded in 2003 by Brett Sullivan and Clayton Jacobsen in Sydney. They then opened offices in London then New York. Steam are the company of choice for the world’s theatrical producers and entertainment companies to film their productions in the West End and Broadway. Live Theatre Films include: WaitressBonnie and ClydePrince of Egypt (all currently in post-production); Aladdin (Disney+), Kinky BootsNewsiesMiss SaigonBilly ElliotLove Never DiesPhantom of the Opera 25thLes Miserables 25thJesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular.

With book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’KeefeHeathers the Musical isbased on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time, and starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The production is directed by Andy Fickman, withchoreography by Thriller Live’s Gary Lloyd, designs by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Dan Samson.


Bill Kenwright & Paul Taylor-Mills present


Book, Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Kevin Murphy

Directed by Andy Fickman

Associate Director and Choreography by Gary Lloyd

Design by David Shields

Lighting by Ben Cracknell

Sound by Dan Samson

Musical Direction by Phil Cornwell

Venue: The Other Palace

Dates: Heathers The Musical on-sale until 04September 2022



Address: 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA