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First look at Haydn Gwynne and the cast of The Way of the World at Donmar Warehouse

The production opens this evening in central London

Alex Beckett (Waitwell), Haydn Gwynne (Lady Wishfort) and Sarah Hadland (Foible) in The Way of the World at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by James Macdonald and designed by Anna Fleischle
© Johan Persson

Photos have been released of James Macdonald's production of William Congreve's The Way of the World, which runs at the Donmar Warehouse this month.

The show's cast is composed of Fisayo Akinade (Saint Joan), Alex Beckett (Grimly Handsome), Gabrielle Brooks (Everybody's Talking About Jamie), Frances Brown (Life According to Saki), Sarah Hadland (Miranda), Haydn Gwynne (Company), Jenny Jules (Julius Caesar), Simon Manyonda (Barber Shop Chronicles), Caroline Martin (Medea), Tom Mison (Posh), Justine Mitchell (Beginning), Christian Patterson (My Country), Geoffrey Streatfeild (My Night With Reg) and Nathan Welsh (Circa).

The play, which premiered in 1700, follows the dysfunctional family of Lady Wishfort (Gwynne). The new production has design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design by Max Pappenheim and movement direction by Francine Watson Coleman.


The Way of the World runs at Donmar Warehouse until 26 May.