Donmar Warehouse presents The World Première of Force Majeure from the film by Ruben Östlund, adapted for the stage by Tim Price.
“Stop it. Stop it! Everyone! We’re on holiday, we’re meant to be having a nice time. What the hell is wrong with you?” Tomas and Ebba are determined to have quality family time with their children, so they head to the Alps on a skiing trip. But when disaster strikes, their family unit is tested to breaking point with hilarious and tragic consequences.
Östlund’s award-winning comedy premièred at Cannes Film Festival in 2014, where it won the Jury Prize. In the Swedish Film Institute’s Guldbagge Awards it won six awards including Best Film and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.
Tim Price is a playwright and screenwriter. His previous credits for the company include Salt Root and Roe. Nathalie Armin plays Charlotte. Her theatre credits include Ralegh: The Treason Trial (Shakespeare’s Globe). Bo Bragason plays Vera. Her television credits include Creeped Out, Moving On and Three Girls, and for film, Censor. Holly Cattle makes her professional stage debut as Female Skier. Raffaello Degruttola plays Photographer/Man/Cleaner. His theatre credits include The Talented Mr. Ripley (Watford Palace Theatre). Florence Hunt plays Vera. Her theatre credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour). Henry Hunt plays Harry. His theatre credits include Handle With Care (Dante or Die). Rory Kinnear returns to the Donmar Warehouse to play Tomas – he previously appeared in Mary Stuart. Siena Kelly returns to the Donmar Warehouse to play Jenny – she previously appeared in Teenage Dick. Lyndsey Marshal returns to the Donmar Warehouse to play Ebba – she previously appeared in Absurdia and Boston Marriage (and New Ambassadors Theatre). Kwami Odoom plays Brady/Male Skier. His theatre credits include Hunger (Arcola Theatre). Sule Rimi returns to the Donmar Warehouse to play Mats – he previously appeared in Sweat and Measure for Measure. Oliver Savell returns to Donmar Warehouse to play Harry – he previously appeared in Appropriate. Arthur Wilson plays Receptionist. His theatre credits include The Tempest (US tour).
Force Majeure is supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor-advised fund at London Community Foundation, Adam Kenwright, and Ian & Beth Mill.
Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LX from 10 December 2021 – 5 February 2022. Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Thu & Sat matinees 2.30pm. Admission: £10 – £45.
Box Office: www.donmarwarehouse.com / 020 3282 3808