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Donkey Heart


Chris Foxon and D.E.M. Productions in association with Belka Productions present

Donkey Heart
by Moses Raine
Directed by Nina Raine
Designed by James Turner....

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Running time: 2h 15m


Chris Foxon and D.E.M. Productions in association with Belka Productions present

Donkey Heart
by Moses Raine
Directed by Nina Raine
Designed by James Turner....

Read More

Running time: 2h 15m

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Trafalgar Studios, London
14 Whitehall,London,SW1A 2DY

Donkey Heart

Chris Foxon and D.E.M. Productions in association with Belka Productions present

Donkey Heart
by Moses Raine
Directed by Nina Raine
Designed by James Turner. Lighting by Peter Mumford. Sound by Alex Caplen.

A sensational new play from an Olivier Award-winning team comes to the West End.

'What’s a free telephone, when there are no private words?'

Moscow, now. A small flat. One family, three generations, the same hangover. Life after communism is utterly different yet somehow eerily familiar. Petya’s dodging the draft, Sasha’s jumping with every ring of the bell, Ivan’s brought a mysterious stranger home, and now their guest Thomas is asking questions.

Who do you trust? The state may not be spying on you, but can you say the same for your nearest and dearest?

★★★★★ 'A brilliant comedy with a strong meaning. Don't miss it'
The Upcoming

★★★★ 'Funny, touching...remarkable.'
Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

★★★★ 'Exceptional.'
Susannah Clapp, The Observer

★★★★ 'Compelling.'
Georgina Brown, The Mail on Sunday

★★★★ 'Original, charming'
Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard

★★★★ 'Terrific, bickering, bustling with energy and drop-dead humour'
Paul Taylor, The Independent

★★★★ 'Eloquent, heartfelt...too many gorgeous performances to list'
Time Out

★★★★ 'Intriguing'
Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage

★★★★ 'A great start to the new writing year'
Aleks Sierz, Arts Desk

★★★★ 'Vivid, funny and touching family drama brought bursting to life'
Islington Gazette

'A genius play…good enough to play at the National Theatre'
Paul Levy

'A play and a half...however you get there, go'

An all-star team includes director Nina Raine (TMA Best Director Award), Amanda Root (TONY Award nomination for The Norman Conquests) and lighting designer Peter Mumford (double Olivier Award-winner).

Starring Pierre AtriEmily Bruni (Yes Prime Minister, Trafalgar Studios), Lisa Diveney (The Hypochondriac, National Tour),Patrick Godfrey (The Importance of Being Earnest, West End), Georgia Henshaw (Cassie in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps; Maddi Diamond in Waterloo Road), Alex Large (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Michael Grandage Company), Albie Marber (Tommy, ITV), James Musgrave (Jumpy, West End), Amanda Root (Jumpy, Royal Court & West End; The Norman Conquests, Old Vic & Broadway) and Paul Wyett (Arturo Ui, National Theatre).

Plus a free post-show performance of the World Premiere of Before You Were Born by Moses Raine. Directed by Nina Raine. Starring Emily Bruni.

Donkey Heart audiences have the exclusive opportunity to see the world premiere of Moses Raine’s startling new monologue as a free post-show performance after the main play.

Grace is a strong woman. She knows that putting a bad relationship behind you and moving on is the right, the only, thing to do - but messages from the past won’t leave her alone...

Starring Emily Bruni (Gail in Peep Show; Yes Prime Minister, Trafalgar Studios) in a devastating solo performance.

Running time: 20 minutes.

Donkey Heart

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.00 Transaction fee.

Donkey Heart Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Trafalgar Studios Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Click here to download it 

Large Print Introduction

A large print introduction for A Guide For The Homesick can be found here.

Audio Introductions

An Audio-Introduction for selected shows is available on Soundcloud, please click here.

Access Performances

To get the access discount for these shows you must join the ATG Access Membership Scheme; call 0800 912 6971, email access@trafalgarentertainment.com or visit the box office in person

Touch Tours can be organised in advance (subject to availability) by contacting TrafalgarManagement@trafalgarentertainment.com

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

Trafalgar Studios 1 & 2 are accessible for Wheelchair Users. The main entrance to the theatre is on Whitehall. The Foyer, Foyer Bar and Box Office are on street level. Please note, Trafalgar Studios are only able to accommodate small wheelchairs - up to 25” or 65 cm width and 43’’ or 110cm length (no mobility scooters) due to size and weight restrictions (225 kg max) on our lifts.

For Studio 1 you can enter the foyer step free, take the lift to the lower level then a stair lift brings you to the front of the auditorium. The Wheelchair Spaces are in the front row and are clear view.

For Studio 2 access is step free into the foyer, take the lift to the lower level then there is level access into the auditorium. The Wheelchair space is again in the front row & clear view.

If Wheelchair Patrons would rather transfer into a seat then the wheelchair can be stored during the performance and brought back to you at the end of the show.

Please allow enough time (20 minutes) for wheelchair patrons to get to their seats. 

The infrared hearing loops now work in Rows F-H in Studio 1 (best reception in more central seats); in Studio 2 best reception is in A17-22, B24-29 and C34-39. Devices are at the Box Office, £10 deposit is required. There are two devices available: Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

Guide Dogs are permitted in the auditorium or can be looked after by staff during the show.

The disabled toilet is on the lower level in the Studio Bar and can be reached by Wheelchair Users from the foyer and from both auditoriums.

Trafalgar Studios Information

Trafalgar Studios
  • If you're driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park's Theatreland Parking Scheme saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. Our nearest Q-Park car park is Trafalgar and the next nearest is Chinatown.
  • See the Access page for information
  • Enjoy one of Trafalgar Studio's great bars.
  • A cloakroom is available at this venue.
Trafalgar Studios

14 Whitehall



By bus: 3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453

Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7632

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 020 7206 1174

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 0207 321 5400


Trafalgar Studios makes the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.


Trafalgar Studios Box Office Opening Hours

Mon-Sat, 10:30am to 7.45pm

Trafalgar Entertainment Group

Trafalgar Studios is owned and operated by Trafalgar Entertainment Group, a live entertainment business launched in 2017 by Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire DBE. For more information on the company and its flagship venue Trafalgar Studios, see www.trafalgarentertainment.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Donkey Heart Group Bookings

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Groups Booking line: 020 7206 1174

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