A reclusive actress is making her comeback in this thrilling new play – but can she keep control of her story? Penelope Skinner’s new play stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James. See them in action: book your Lyonesse tickets on TodayTix now.
Lyonesse follows Elaine, who disappeared from the public eye 30 years ago. Now, she’s telling all to a young film executive, Kate. But what happened, and can women ever really own the narrative? Skinner’s piece promises to tackle urgent topical issues in an entertaining new tale, making this Lyonesse play a definite must-see.
Penelope Skinner’s past work includes the acclaimed Royal Court play The Village Bike, starring Romola Garai, while director Ian Rickson’s numerous credits include Hamlet at the Young Vic, Translations at the National Theatre, and Jerusalem at the Royal Court, in the West End and on Broadway.
The world premiere of Lyonesse at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season. Don’t miss seeing these A-list leading actresses and book your Lyonesse tickets on TodayTix.
Captioned - 18th November 2.30pm
Audio-Described - 30th November, 7.30pm
BSL Interpreted - TBC
2h 50m (incl. interval)
October 17th, 2023
December 23rd, 2023
Themes of trauma, and strong language. The production is not able to guarantee the appearance of any specific actor due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.
This is an exciting chance to see two iconic actresses in one play. Kristin Scott Thomas has an incredible body of work: she’s done everything from classic British comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral to sweeping Hollywood dramas like The English Patient, plus a great cameo on TV hit Fleabag. On stage, she won an Olivier for The Seagull and played Elizabeth II in The Audience.
Lily James is more renowned for her screenwork, starring in movies like Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella, Baby Driver and Yesterday, and in TV series such as Downton Abbey, War & Peace, The Pursuit of Love, and Pam & Tommy. But she’s also impressed in West End productions of Romeo and Juliet and All About Eve.
Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James star in Penelope Skinner’s passionate and hilarious new play for a strictly limited season at the Harold Pinter Theatre. When a reclusive actress returns after thirty years to tell her story for a spectacular comeback, who truly wields control over the narrative?
Lyonesse runs for 2h 50m (incl. interval).
Lyonesse is at the Harold Pinter Theatre, which is located in London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4DN.
Lyonesse tickets start at £48.
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