Theatre fans staying in luxury hotels in London may be wise to consider visiting the Donmar Warehouse Theatre to catch the critically acclaimed performance of Louise Miller.
Adapted from the original work of German dramatist Friedrich Schiller, Louise Miller sees writer Mike Poulton and director Michael Grandage team up again after their Sheffield Crucible production of Don Carlos.
The production tells the story of a love affair between a musician’s daughter and a nobleman who is willing to forsake his wealth and power for her.
Running until July 30th, the production has been highly praised, with the Telegraph describing it as an “electrifying, fleet-footed reading”.
The paper’s critic praised the “first-rate acting”, pointing to the work of Paul Higgins as the Miller and David Dawson as Hofmarschall, as well as Alex Kingston as Lady Milford.
With a running time of two hours and 30 minutes, the Donmar promises to deliver a “masterpiece of power and politics”.
Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington added his support in his review, saying: “Grandage’s production… is magnificent.”
He adds: “It is hard to imagine it being better done.”
Theatre lovers unable to a get a ticket before the Donmar performance of Louise Miller closes up are encouraged to look at the venue’s next production, Anna Christie.
Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Award-winning play will run at the theatre from August 4th through to October 8th and is directed by Rob Ashford, following his success with A Streetcar Named Desire.
Not only will it be one of Grandage’s final productions for the theatre before his departure in December, but it will also star Jude Law as the main character’s love interest.
The Donmar Warehouse Theatre is within walking distance of Covent Garden station, a short journey from Marble Arch – the nearest station of The Montcalm hotel.