The National Theatre's hit new play about surviving in the modern world transfers to the West End for a limited 12 week season. Following exceptional reviews at the National's Dorfman Theatre, the production is the latest collaboration between Headlong and the National Theatre and features Denise Gough as Emma, an actress whose life has spun recklessly out of control because of her addiction to drink and drugs.
Written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production feature sensational set design by multi-award winning designer Bunny Christie who won an Olivier and Tony Award for her work on 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'.
This powerful drama is fast paced, thrilling and has a “strong streak of darkly humane humour”. Unlike any other production currently running in the West End, this is a uniquely modern play about the dangers of addiction and will have you gripped to your seat throughout.
Emma is an actress who is having the time of her life. Now all that has changed. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing.
When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?
The play deals with some adult and dark themes and is therefore not suitable for young people.
Please note: People, Places and Things contains some strong language, strobe-like lighting effects and short complete lighting blackouts in the auditorium.
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