The new play from Jez Butterworth will head to the West End in January 2024.

It has been announced that following on from g their multi-award-winning triumph, The Ferryman, Jez Butterworth, writer of Jerusalem, and Sam Mendes, director of The Lehman Trilogy are collaborating once more to bring The Hills of California to the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 27 January to 15 June 2024.

Casting for the production has yet to be announced.

This house. It’s called ‘Sea View’.  It’s just I’ve looked out of every window, and you can’t. You can’t see the sea.

Blackpool, 1976. The driest summer in 200 years. The beaches are packed. The hotels are heaving. In the sweltering backstreets, far from the choc ices and donkey rides, the Webb Sisters are returning to their mother’s run-down guest house, as she lies dying upstairs.

Joining Butterworth and Mendes on the creative team are: Designer: Rob Howell,Lighting Designer: Natasha Chivers,Sound Designer, Composer and Arranger: Nick Powell,Choreographer: Ellen Kane,Musical Supervisor and Arranger: Candida Caldicot, Casting Director: Amy Ball, Young Person’s Casting Director: Verity Naughton and Associate Director: Zoé Ford Burnett.

The show is being poduced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street, who have announced that the production will be offering 1,000 tickets at £10 to NHS and key workers, those who are in receipt of government benefits, educational groups, community organisations, and those who currently access food banks. They are supported by Ambassador Theatre Group’s Creative Learning team. 

Tickets go on sale Friday 20 October at 12pm. Sign up for pre-sale access to tickets at, on sale from today (Wednesday 18th October).


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