Temple

by Steve Waters
directed by Howard Davies
originally produced at Donmar Warehouse, London, UK.
May 21, 2015 through July 25, 2015

About the Premiere Production:

Was it ever our choice to be the parish church of high finance?’
On 15 October 2011 Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral. On 21 October 2011 a building that had kept open through floods, the Blitz and terrorist threats closes its doors. On 28 October City of London initiates legal action against Occupy to begin removing them from outside the Cathedral...
Steve Waters’ new play is a fictional account of these events, set in the heart of a very British crisis – a crisis of conscience, a crisis of authority and a crisis of faith.
Simon Russell Beale returns to the Donmar to play the Dean, directed by Howard Davies.
Temple is a fictional account, inspired by the Occupy London movement in 2011.

Artistic Statement

Director: Howard Davies
Set Design: Tim Hatley
Lighting Design: Mark Henderson
Sound Design: Mike Walker
Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Additional Funders:

Arts Council England, Barclays, Simmons & Simmons

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