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The Human Body with Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport at the Donmar Warehouse – first look

Lucy Kirkwood’s new play celebrates its official opening tonight

Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport in a scene from The Human Body at the Donmar Warehouse
Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport in The Human Body, © Marc Brenner

The Donmar Warehouse has released production shots for the current world premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Human Body.

Marking Kirkwood’s Donmar debut, the new play is set during the birth of the NHS in the 1940s and follows a romantic frisson between a Labour councillor GP and a local lad who has made it big in Hollywood.

Leading the show are Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) as Iris and Jack Davenport (Call My Agent!) as George, alongside Tom Goodman-Hill (as Julian Elcock), Flora Jacoby Richardson and Audrey Kattan (sharing the role of Laura Elcock), Pearl Mackie (as Sylvia Samuels) and Siobhán Redmond (as Helen Mackeson MP) with additional characters played by members of the company. Casting is by Anna Cooper.

The production is co-directed by Ann Yee alongside the venue’s outgoing artistic director Michael Longhurst, while the creative team also includes designer Fly Davis, lighting designer Joshua Pharo, sound designers and composers Ben and Max Ringham, video designers Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom, fight director Kate Waters, assistant set and costume designer Rimu Kwok, assistant lighting designer Cheng Keng and assistant sound designer José Guillermo Puello.

The Human Body runs until 13 April 2024, with a press night scheduled for this evening, 27 February.

Audrey Kattan in The Human Body
Audrey Kattan, © Marc Brenner
Flora Jacoby Richardson in The Human Body
Flora Jacoby Richardson, © Marc Brenner
Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport in The Human Body
Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport, © Marc Brenner
Jack Davenport in The Human Body
Jack Davenport, © Marc Brenner
Keeley Hawes and Siobhán Redmond in The Human Body
Keeley Hawes and Siobhán Redmond, © Marc Brenner
Keeley Hawes in The Human Body
Keeley Hawes, © Marc Brenner
Keeley Hawes in The Human Body
Keeley Hawes, © Marc Brenner
Pearl Mackie, Jack Davenport and Tom Goodman-Hill in The Human Body
Pearl Mackie, Jack Davenport and Tom Goodman-Hill, © Marc Brenner
Tom Goodman-Hill in The Human Body
Tom Goodman-Hill, © Marc Brenner

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