VenueDonmar Warehouse
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From8th September 2005
Opened13th September 2005
To15th October 2005
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Sep 13 19:00. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £15.00. To £29.00.
What is currently on at Donmar Warehouse (V389)
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The Philanthropist

The PhilanthropistT212866375
Set in a fictitious English University town, strongly evoking Oxford or Cambridge, the play follows 24 hours in the lives of a group of young academics. The action unfolds in the rooms of Philip the university's cosseted and floundering professor of philology, for whom solace and certitude exist in complex wordplay. Out in the 'real world' the Prime Minister and his cabinet have been assassinated and England's most treasured writers are being murdered one by one! Back in the cosy bubble of university life, the bachelor don anguishes over sex, marriage, anagrams and the meaning of life. Did someone suggest academics were 'out of touch'?
Author Christopher Hampton

Archive :: production:T212866375, play:S1507289807, venue:V389

Production details

Special Performances

  • 28 Sep 05 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 28 Sep 05 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 1 Oct 05 Vocaleyes


Producer Ian Fricker
Producer Donmar Warehouse
Director David Grindley
Design Tim Shortall
Lighting Rick Fisher
Sound Gregory Clarke
Performer Simon Russell Beale
Performer Simon Bubb
Performer Siobhan Hewlett
Performer Anna Madeley
Performer Danny Webb
Performer Simon Day
Performer Bernadette Russell

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