January 13, 2017 – February 19, 2017
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
The Donmar Warehouse returns to St. Ann’s with The Tempest, the third and final production of Phyllida Lloyd’s revelatory all-female Shakespeare Trilogy set in a women’s prison and featuring Harriet Walter, “one of the best Shakespeareans alive” (The Guardian), as Prospero.
May 5 - June 4, 2017
Directed by Tom Ridgely
This provocative dual-language adaptation of Hamlet, featuring Tony Award-nominated actor Arian Moayed, is set in Persia circa 1916, on the eve of the first World War and the arrival of the British. Prince Hamlet returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. With passages spoken in Farsi, this version of Shakespeare’s most celebrated tragedy explores the resonance between Hamlet‘s central dilemma and the pressures of embracing or resisting Western influences – cultural, political and spiritual – both then and now. It is a searingly relevant and vibrantly fresh take on one of the most influential dramas in English literature.
June 17, 2017 – July 16, 2017
Directed by Simon Godwin
Simon Godwin, a British artist, is an Associate Director at London’s National Theatre and is described as “fast becoming one of our best classical directors” (Michael Billington, The Guardian). His acclaimed staging of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company is currently playing in Stratford-upon-Avon. Mr. Godwin will stage a new production of Shakespeare’s disturbing comedy, Measure for Measure. In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, Godwin sees a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies—a tensely diverse world in which incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy.