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

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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.

Cast & Creatives

Anne-Marie Duff, Stephen Campbell Moore, Dominic Rowan, Nigel Cooke, Kurt Egyiawan, Derek Howard, Rosie Jones
Jean Racine
Adapted by
Alan Hollinghurst
Josie Rourke
Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Warehouse

Earlham Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9LX
0844 871 7624 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Covent Garden (275m)
Nearest bus
14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176

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

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0844 871 7677 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge) for mobility issues and wheelchair seats / Tel: 020 7845 8573 to book for audio-described or captioned performances
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.
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.
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.
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.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens