The new play will begin performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 27th January.

(c)Oliver Rosser

It has been announced that Sam Mendes will direct Laura Donnelly (The Ferryman, The Nevers, Outlander), Leanne Best (Sweat, Ripper Street, Line of Duty), Ophelia Lovibond (Minx, W1A, The Effect) and Helena Wilson (Vogue World, Jack Absolute Flies Again, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern) in Jez Butterworth’s new play The Hills of California, also reuniting the director and playwright following their collaboration on The Ferryman.

The cast is also set to include: Bryan Dick, Shaun Dooley, Corey Johnson, Richard Lumsden, Natasha Magigi, Nancy Allsop, Sophia Ally, Alfie Jackson, Lara McDonnell, Lucy Moran and Nicola Turner.

“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.

With tickets for the production on sale now, there are 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. 

Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production includes: Designer: Rob Howell,Lighting Designer: Natasha Chivers,Composer, Sound Designer 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.

To book tickets click here.


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