The Bands Visit

Peter is playing Avrum in the Donmar Warehouse’s new production of this multi-award-winning musical.

Bands Visit Donmar’s Official Poster

Music and lyrics by David Yazbek and Book by Itamar Moses

Based on the film by Eran Kolirin

“Once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.”

In a quiet desert town way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost. As they wait for the next bus out, these unexpected visitors bring the town to life in surprising ways, proving that even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

Our Cast and our Musicians

Winner of 10 Tony Awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.

L to R Michal Horowicz, PP, Sargon Yelda, Marc Antolin and Carlos Mendoza. Back row left to right Ashley Margolis, Idlir Shyti, Ant Romero, Jason Alder, and Baha Yetkin.
Photo by Helen Murray

PP enjoying rehearsals photo by Helen Murray

Artistic Director Michael Longhurst directs the European premiere of a brand new production of The Band’s Visit, his next musical following his Broadway-transferring smash hit Caroline, or Change, nominated for three Tony Awards.

PP as Avrum All Photos by Helen Murray

The cast is led by award-winning film, TV, and stage actor Alon Moni Aboutboul and seven-time winner of Israeli Female Singer of the Year award, Miri Mesika.

They are joined by the company and onstage band of Sharif Afifi, Jason Alder, Marc Antolin, Harel Glazer, Levi Goldmeier, Ido Gonen, Michal Horowicz, Emma Kingston, Shira Kravitz, Nitai Levi, Yali Topol Margalith, Ashley Margolis, Carlos Mendoza de Hevia, Peter Polycarpou, Ant Romero, Idlir Shyti, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum, Sargon Yelda and Baha Yetkin.

“It is time to fall in love again! One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by” The New York Times

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