Two years after winning the Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Director for My Name Is Rachel Corrie, actor Alan Rickman was back at the helm last night (30 September, previews from 25 September) for the opening of his new production of August Strindberg’s rarely seen 1890 play Creditors, which runs at the Donmar Warehouse until 15 November (See News, 18 Apr 2008).

In the three-hander, in a new translation by David Greig, a sexually obsessed woman embarks on a second marriage to a crippled artist who, with his best friend as advisor, seeks to determine what a husband’s proper role should be. Anna Chancellor plays the wife, with Tom Burke as the husband and Owen Teale as his friend.

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For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was on hand for the post-show party at the Donmar Warehouse, along with Alan Rickman and the company. Other first night guests – not least several cast members from the last Donmar production, Piaf, about to reopen now in the West End - included Gemma Jones, Una Stubbs, Shane Attwooll, Katherine Kingsley, Luke Evans, William Gaunt, David Burke and Anna Calder-Marshall.

- by Terri Paddock