Donny – As a result of a car crash, Donny wakes up unable to remember the past three years of his live
Emma – Donny’s partner
Trish – Donny’s ‘other partner’
Flea – Emma’s daughter
Al – Donny’s doctor
Time Period: Contemporary
Synopsis of Play: Donny wakes in hospital, unable to recall the car accident, confused because the love of his life, Emma, isn’t at his bedside… and unable to recognise the strange woman in the room who can’t stop weeping. In Rona Munro’s funny and poignant love story, Donny might get a second chance to follow his heart – if only his head will let him.
(Synopsis provided by Hampstead Theatre)
First Performance Date: September 22nd, 2012
First Producer: Traverse Theatre and The Peter Wolff Trust
Performance History: Donny’s Brain was first shown as a reading at the Hampstead Theatre in London in 2012, but had its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh April 2020. Most recently this show has been produced and performed through L.A. Theatre Works ‘Relativity’ series, an audio theatre experience. This audio performance can be listened to for free through the L.A. Theatre Works Relativity site (https://latw.org/relativity-series).