The production will begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 25th March.

(c) Jan Versweyveld

Rehearsal Images have been released for the upcoming English language premiere of A Little Life, based on Hanya Yanagihara’s critically acclaimed prize-winning novel and directed by Ivo Van Hove and adapted for the stage by Koen Tachelet, Ivo van Hove and Hanya Yanagihara.

(c) Jan Versweyveld

A Little Life follows four college friends in New York City: aspiring actor Willem, successful architect Malcolm, struggling artist JB, and prodigious lawyer Jude. As ambition, addiction, and pride threaten to pull the group apart, they always find themselves bound by their love for Jude and the mysteries of his past. But when those secrets come to light, they finally learn that to know Jude St Francis is to understand the limitless potential of love in the face of life.

(c) Jan Versweyveld

The cast for the production includes: James Norton (Jude), Luke Thompson (Willem), Omari Douglas (JB), Zach Wyatt (Malcolm), Elliot Cowan (Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb), Zubin Varla (Harold), Nathalie Armin (Ana), and Emilio Doorgasingh (Andy). 

(c) Jan Versweyveld

A special gala performance of the production will take place on the 30th March in aid of mental health charity Mind. For further information on Mind visit:

In addition to the run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, the production will run at  the Richmond Theatre from the 14th to the 18th March.

(c)Jan Versweyveld

The creative team behind the production includes: Set & Lighting Design by Jan Versweyveld; Costume Design by An D’Huys and Music & Sound Design by Eric Sleichim.

A Little Life will play at the Richmond Theatre from the 14th to the 18th March before heading to London’s  Harold Pinter Theatre from the 25th March until the 18th June. You can book tickets here.


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