Panton Street 6, London SW1Y 4DN

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Until December 23, 2023

A story for our times

Why See Lyonesse?

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World Premiere

Kirsten Scott Thomas returns to the West End alongside Lily James in this world-premiere production of this gripping new play from Penelope Skinner. Directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem), Lyonesse centres on a once-successful actress (Thomas) who has spent the last 30 years ensconced in her remote Cornish home after disappearing from the limelight under mysterious circumstances. Now ready to tell her side of the story, she enlists the help of a young film executive (James) to stage a brilliant comeback.

But who really controls the stories we tell, and how we get to tell them? Will these women own their narrative, or will it be swept away from them at any given moment?

Set to be one of the Autumn's most talked about shows, don't miss your chance to see these two magnificent performers live in this searingly funny new play.

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Opening night: 17 October 2023


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

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31 reviews, average rating: (2.9 Stars)

3.0 star rating

Lillibet: “Powerhouse performance ”

A refreshing and relatable emotional roller coaster. Spontaneous applause... more

Greta Hammond: “Important message cleverly delivered”

The scathing reviews are mostly from men for whom the message must have... more

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