Berenice

Donmar Warehouse, Earlham Street, London
Berenice at the Donmar Warehouse

Anne-Marie Duff returns to the Donmar Warehouse in Alan Hollinghurst’s new version of Berenice.

Artistic Director Josie Rourke directs the Olivier Award-winning actress in this ancient tale about the Emperor of Rome’s lover.

Written by French dramatist Jean Racine, the tragedy of unfulfilled passion has been adapted by Man Booker Prize winner Hollinghurst to create a version that anatomises the agony of love.

Berenice’s long and patient wait is over. Her lover, Titus, is now Emperor of Rome and, with his succession, she can become queen. But the Roman people make their disapproval known and Titus must choose between love and responsibility. Antiochus, Titus’s best friend, is sent to comfort her but reveals his own unrequited love.

Duff has previously appeared at the Donmar in Days Of Wine And Roses. While she is well known for her on screen roles in Shameless, The Virgin Queen and Nowhere Boy, her other theatre credits include Cause Célèbre at the Old Vic, Saint Joan at the National Theatre and The Soldier’s Fortune and The Daughter-In-Law at the Young Vic.

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cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Stephen Campbell Moore, Dominic Rowan, Nigel Cooke, Kurt Egyiawan, Derek Howard, Rosie Jones

author: Jean Racine

adapted by: Alan Hollinghurst

director: Josie Rourke

producer: Donmar Warehouse

designer: Lucy Osborne

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
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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
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  • 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.