The Contingency Plan

Steve Waters updates his critically-acclaimed double-bill of plays about the climate crisis, in a timely co-production by the Donmar Warehouse and Theatr Clwyd.
The Contingency Plan at The Donmar Warehouse

Image courtesy The Donmar Warehouse


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Donmar Warehouse
Starts: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Closes: Saturday 1 August 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Booking notes:

The Contingency Plan comes in two parts - On the Beach and Resilience.

You can book the two over multiple evenings or see them both in one day.

During the initial booking period for The Contingency Plan, it is only possible to book tickets for both On the Beach and Resilience, either on the same day or within a two week period.

Tickets for individual performances will be available later.

Download a full schedule of performances here.

Full booking details are available on The Donmar's website.


The country is threatened by a catastrophic flood.

What can we do to stop it?


Glaciologist Will Paxton returns from Antarctica to the home of his reclusive parents in Norfolk.

He's looking for reconciliation but he also has news: a flood is coming.

This will be the Big One.

Is it the one his father predicted all those years ago?


In the heart of Westminster, Will Paxton finds himself drowning in a world tired of experts.

As Government Ministers manoeuvre for power, can he make them listen to a truth they won't want to hear?

Steve Waters updates his critically-acclaimed double-bill of plays about the climate crisis, in a timely co-production by the Donmar Warehouse and Theatr Clwyd.

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Postal address:
41 Earlham Street
Seven Dials
London WC2H 9LX

Box office tel: 020 3282 3808

Box office email: Send Mail

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Previews from:Wednesday 10 June 2020

Closes:Saturday 1 August 2020

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm



(Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 June 2020)

Stalls: £40, £30?Circle: £40, £30, £17.50, £10

Stalls: £42.50, £32.50?Circle: £42.50, £32.50, £20, £10


For over 60s: £42.50 reduced to £34 and £32.50 reduced to £26 (matinees only).

Must be booked in advance.

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Access information

The theatre is fully wheelchair accessible.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium.

There is an infrared system in the main auditorium and there is also a hearing loop in the box office.


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

For all other access enquiries or bookings call 020 3282 3808


Double‑bill day:  2.30PM AND 7.30PM (captioned by Stagetext)

Saturday 18 July 2020

AUDIO‑DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES ‑ Double‑bill day: 2.30PM AND 7:30PM  (audio‑described by Vocaleyes)

Saturday 25 July 2020 (Touch Tour at 1PM)


Author: Steve Waters
Director: Caroline Steinbeis, Chelsea Walker
Designer: Alex Lowde
Production: Co-production by the Donmar Warehouse and Theatr Clwyd

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