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The Hills of California

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Until June 15, 2024

Jez Butterworth's magnificent, moving new play... Rich, funny, brilliantly layered drama

Financial Times

Why See The Hills of California?

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las vegas of the north

During the dry, dry summer of 1976, the beaches of Blackpool are packed full of holidaymakers, the B&Bs and hotels are full to the brim and the people of Britain are lapping up the sun. Yet in the sweltering heat of the town, far from the sea and gently sloshing waves, the daughters of a guest-house owner head back to her heavily deteriorating lodge. 

Olivier Nominated Excellence! 

After their highly acclaimed 2017 play The Ferryman, which won multiple Olivier, Critics Circle and Evening Standard awards, playwright Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, Spectre) reunites with director Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy, Skyfall) for The Hills of California at the Harold Pinter theatre! With huge critical acclaim and two Olivier nominations (Best New Play, Best Actress), prepare for a night of immaculate theatre. 

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Opening night: 27 January 2024

Cast and Creative


Jez Butterworth


Olivier Award Nominations - 2024

Best New Play
Best Actress - Laura Donnelly

What you thought

5 reviews, average rating: (3.6 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Lin Taylor: “Lived up to my expectations”

As someone who lived in a Blackpool guesthouse in 1976, I can guarantee... more

Sue Kelly: “Thought provoking”

It definitely came to life in the flash backs which were fabulous, the... more

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