Anna Christie

Donmar Warehouse, Earlham Street, London

Exiled from her home by the Old Devil Sea to the inland plains, Anna Christie’s life changed forever at just five years of age. Fifteen years later, she is reunited with the father who sent her away and sets sail in search of a new beginning.
Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Award-winning play about love and forgiveness, Anna Christie charts one woman's longing to forget the dark secrets of her past and hope for salvation.

The cast of Anna Christie is led by Hollywood star Jude Law, whose hit movies include Sherlock Holmes, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley. He previously worked with the Donmar Warehouse on Hamlet, for which he played the title role in both the West End and on Broadway.

Law is joined in Anna Christie by Ruth Wilson, who won the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Donmar. Wilson's other stage credits include Through A Glass Darkly at the Almeida theatre, while her screen career has included Luther, Small Island and The Prisoner.

For more about Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with David Hayman.

Cast & CreativesEXPAND

cast: Ruth Wilson, Jude Law, Paul Brightwell, Jenny Galloway, David Hayman, Robert Lonsdale, Henry Pettigrew, Michael Walters, Matt Wilman

author: Eugene O'Neill

director: Rob Ashford

music by: Adam Cork

producer: Donmar Warehouse

designer: Paul Wills

sound: Adam Cork

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
  • Duration: 2h30
  • Opening Night:
  • Closing night:

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Venue InformationHIDE

Donmar Warehouse
Earlham Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9LX

  • Nearest tube: Covent Garden (275m)
  • Nearest bus: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176
  • Nearest train:
  • Parking:

    50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown, only 5 minutes walk away.

  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: Tel: 0871 297 5477
  • Discounts: Discounts available for disabled theatregoers and their companions.
  • Limited mobility: Aisle seats have the most legroom, except row A in the Stalls. C9 and C30 in the Stalls have unlimited legroom.
  • Access description: A portable ramp can be placed over the 15cm step into entrance on Earlham Street. Box office counter is straight ahead from the Earlham Street entrance. Lift up to all floors of the auditorium, to the right of the box office counter. All staircases have handrails on both sides and steps are highlighted. Stalls up 26 steps from the foyer and have one step between rows. Circle up 48 steps from the foyer, with one step between rows. The Stalls is level, the Circle is raked.
  • Hearing impaired: Infra-red system with 8 headsets. Headsets can be collected from the Box Office. Returnable deposit of credit card or driving licence required. Portable induction loop at the Box Office.
  • Guide dogs policy: Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. The theatre can accommodate 4 guide dogs per performance.
  • Wheelchairs: Slight slope up from the lift to the back of the Stalls. 1 space for a wheelchair user in the Stalls. Up to 4 wheelchair transfer seats available. Wheelchair/Scooters are stored beside the Box Office.
  • Toilets: Women’s and men’s off the Circle bar, off the foyer and 4 steps up from the Stalls.
  • Disabled toilets: Adapted toilet off Circle bar.
  • Bars: 2 licensed bars. No steps to both the Stalls and the Circle bars. Both have fixed seating and limited space. Drinks may be taken into the auditorium in plastic cups, or brought to customers.