The Donmar Warehouse announced today that performances will resume for their production of William Congreve's The Way of the World, and they will finish out the planned run through May 26th.

The theater went dark for a week following the sad announcement that the very talented and much loved Alex Beckett had passed away. The Donmar has posted the following statement on its website:


In mid-April, we were deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our dear friend and actor, Alex Beckett.

Alex was a much-loved member of The Way of the World cast, playing Waitwell, and began his career in Hotel in Amsterdam at the Donmar. He was a friend, an inspiration and a shining talent.

Together, we and the company dedicate this joyful production to the memory of this brilliant, funny and gifted man.


Robin Pearce is stepping into the role, having played Waitwell in the 2012 Chichester Theatre's production of the play.

Sending love and support to the company for tonight and the rest of the run. You will undoubtedly make Alex proud.