16 February 2024 - 13 April 2024


“The window for change - real change I mean - will close. It’s already closing. Very soon it will be shut, and we shan’t be able to get it open again.”

Two worlds meet in a romantic drama which sees stars of film and TV, Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport, make their long-awaited returns to the London stage.

1948, Shropshire: the winter is freezing, austerity is biting and Iris Elcock, GP, Socialist and Labour party councillor, is working tirelessly to implement Nye Bevan’s National Health Service Act and its revolutionary promise of free health care for all. At home she is a mother, and wife to a fellow GP, an ex-Navy man scarred by the war. But a chance meeting with George Blythe, a local boy who has made it to Hollywood, turns her quiet, certain world upside down. 

The Human Body is a story of political and private passions from multi-award-winning writer Lucy Kirkwood (The Witches, Mosquitoes, Chimerica). In his final production as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Michael Longhurst directs together with Ann Yee, with whom he previously collaborated on Next to Normal and Caroline, or Change.


PUBLIC BOOKING OPENS ON FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER, 9am (online) & 12pm (phones)

STEEL & PATRONS BOOKING opens Tuesday 21 November
BEST FRIENDS BOOKING opens Thursday 23 November, 9am (online) & 12pm (phones)
FRIENDS BOOKING opens Tuesday 28 November, 9am (online) & 12pm (phones)

Find out more about becoming a Donmar Member here to access priority booking


We are hugely grateful to our Season Supporter, Charles Holloway

Evenings Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday matinees 2.30pm

£60 | £41 | £21 | £15 standing 

PREVIEW PRICES* (16-20 February)
£55 | £38 | £19 | £15 standing 

Standing tickets are only released when all seats are sold 

*Tickets are subject to a £1.50 transaction fee, waived for Members

A limited number of £10 tickets are available for people aged under 30 thanks to generous support from Associate Sponsor Barclays.

YOUNG+FREE tickets for 16-25 year olds will be released by ballot. Click here to find out more. Generously supported by S&P Global

We content advice for each production, which details any content that we think you should be aware of. We try to keep spoilers to a minimum on these advisory pages, but you may find out details that give away key elements of the plot if you read them.

Advice for this production will be published soon.

For more information email boxoffice@donmarwarehouse.com

We are delighted to offer a range of special member events, bringing you closer to this production and showcasing life behind the scenes.

Script Conversation (open for Best Friends and Patrons)
Thursday 8 February, 10am - 11am

Supporters Evenings (open to Patrons)
Tuesday 5 March & Thursday 14 March

Join us at these special events and find out more about becoming a member today.


The Donmar Warehouse is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is a Loop system and a Radio Frequency system fitted in the main auditorium and there are also hearing loops at all the front of house counters.


If you require a companion to attend the Donmar, their ticket will be free. To book call 020 3282 3808 or email access@donmarwarehouse.com

For all other access enquiries or bookings call 020 3282 3808.

Monday 18 March 7.30pm
(captioned by Stagetext)

Saturday 13 April 2.30pm, touch tour at 12.30pm
(audio described by VocalEyes)

More Information

  • Keeley Hawes
  • Jack Davenport