Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak
London theatres are permitted to open again to live audiences from Monday 17 May 2021.
Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.
Many of the big, popular shows in the West End have delayed reopening until later in the summer or Autumn.
We advise checking theatre websites for details about their particular reopening schedule and what you can expect when visiting.
25 Aug to 9 Oct 2021
Image courtesy National Theatre
On the set of a new film about Victorian artist JMW Turner, young actress Lou is haunted by an unresolved history.
Meanwhile, in 1840 Londoners Lucy and Thomas try to come to terms with the meaning of freedom.
Moving between London past and present, we embark on a powerfully personal voyage through time.
Directed by Miranda Cromwell, and first staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, this astonishing and fiercely political new play by Winsome Pinnock was named winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award.
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Previews 25 & 26 August
£50, £35, £26, £20
Previews 27 August - 1 September
£54, £38, £28, £20
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£55, £40, £30, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£60, £45, £30, £20
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Sat 2 October, 1.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12pm
Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Sat 18 September, 1.30pm
Smart Caption Glasses will be available for performances from 4 September.
Billie - Anthony Aje
Turner/Roy - Paul Bradley
Thomas/Trever - Karl Collins
Lou/olu - Kiza Deen
Essie/lucy - Rochelle Rose
Ruskin/Johnson/Decker - Matthew Seadon-Young
Jess/Jeanie - Kudzai Sitima
Danby/Mary/Meg/Shona - Cathy Tyson
Clarke/Pearson/Benjamin - Everal A Walsh
Caesar/Reuben - Luke Wilson
Author: Winsome Pinnock
Director: Miranda Cromwell
Production: A co-production with the Royal Exchange Theatre