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Five thoughts I’m having about the Donmar Warehouse new season

  1. Most intrigued about the structure of Abi Morgan’s play Splendour. From reviews of previous productions, I get the distinct impression this isn’t a linear plot and I do like a play which messes about with time and character ciphers.

  2. I think Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara might be the pants play of this year and the boy kissing play of this year (yes I've been perusing photos of past productions) which makes it a fitting birthday evening entertainment for @PolyG. I’m expecting My Night With Reg but perhaps with fewer laughs.

  3. Why have I never come across Christopher Shinn before? The more I read up on him and his work the more I want to see everything he’s written. (This is where TRP Watson comes in with a list of Shinn’s plays he’s seen and the amazing people that have been in them).

  4. Les Liaisons Dangereuse is already my least favourite play to spell and it seems to be the most popular with Donmar Friends scheme members, if the number of seats left was anything to go by* - or maybe everyone else just booked that one first before Splendour and Teddy Ferrara.

  5. If they opt for the full-on period costumes for Les Liaison Dangereuse (big, big dresses) how many of the female characters will they physically be able to get onto the Donmar’s bijou stage at the same time?

Booking is already open to Friends of the Donmar and public booking opens 16 June. Full season details are here.

* I was only looking at preview dates so there may well be plenty of seats left later in the run.