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Force Majeure - Donmar Warehouse

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ADAPTED for the stage by Tim Price from the film by Ruben Östlund, Force Majeure receives its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, where it runs from Friday, August 7 to Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Tomas and Ebba are determined to have quality family time with their children, so they head to the Alps on a skiing holiday. But when disaster strikes, their carefully constructed world is turned upside down with hilarious and tragic consequences.

Ruben Östlund’s award-winning comedy about a family falling apart is directed by Michael Longhurst.

Tim Price returns to the Donmar Warehouse after the premiere of his play Salt, Root and Roe in 2011.

His plays also include The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (National Theatre/New Zealand International Festival), Elevenses (Somerset House), How To Ruin Someone’s Life From The Comfort of Your Own Beanbag, Demos (Traverse Theatre), Teh Internet is Serious Business (Royal Court), Protest Song (NT), Praxis Makes Perfect (National Theatre Wales/Barbican), The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning – winner of James Tait Black Prize (National Theatre Wales) and For Once (Pentabus Theatre/Hampstead).

His screen work includes Eastenders, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors, The New Worst Witch, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The Smoke, Sold, Switch, Y Pris, Caerdydd and Herman and Sherman (TV) and the film How to fake a war directed by Rudolph Herzog.

Read more about Michael Longhurst’s second season as Artistic Director.