Didn't think she'd been there long but actually it's been eight years!
It hasn't been 8 years yet - it will be in 2019.
Must be getting old - it does indeed just feel like yesterday that she took over! I guess she is being lured away by film, after directing Mary Stuart.
It's been kind of an interesting period for the Donmar. I feel like her biggest 'hits' were relatively early on, with Coriolanus being the only really hot ticket, and the all-female Shakespeare productions being the major artistic achievement. I can't think of anything else that has really taken flight, in terms of popularity or impact.
Then again, I feel like the Donmar has had a successful programme on its own terms, doing far more experimental stuff and not relying on star casting. It's just that is inevitably going to be less successful, in terms of bums on seats.
I know you can't (and shouldn't necessarily) measure success by the number of West End transfers but am I right in saying there have only been two from the Donmar under Josie Rourke - The Weir (Wyndham's) and My Night with Reg (Apollo)?