By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed By Lyndsey Turner
Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history.
When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?
“A stunning new play” (Sunday Times) by Lucy Kirkwood (NSFW, Royal Court), with “breakneck direction” (Daily Express) by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Royal Court and West End), this provocative new play examines the changing fortunes of two countries whose futures will come to define our own.
These performances will be taking place at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Previews 6 August - 14 August
Evening performances 7.30pm
Wednesday matinees 2pm from 14 Aug
Saturday matinees 2pm from 10 Aug
Audio Described Performance by VocalEyes
Mon 7 Oct at 7.30pm
(Touch Tour at 6pm)
Captioned Performance by Stagetext
Tue 8 Oct at 7.30pm
For the Almeida: The Lady from the Sea.
Theatre includes: All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC); Macbeth; Lear (Sheffield Crucible Theatre); The Comedy of Errors; The Cherry Orchard; Attempts on Her Life; Peter Pan;Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (National Theatre); Di and Viv and Rose; The Good Samaritan (Hampstead Theatre); Love and Money (Young Vic); A Girl in a Car with a Man;Kosher Harry (Royal Court); Billy and the Crab Lady (Soho); Three Sisters (Oxford Stage Company); The Tempest; Present Laughter; The Seagull (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet (Chester Gateway); My Sister in This House (Theatre Clwyd); Creamy (Red Room).
Television includes: New Tricks; The Night Watch; Nativity; Blue Geranium; Larkrise to Candleford; Cranford Chronicles; Fallen Angel; Fear of Fanny; Vital Signs; Inspector Lynley;Dirty Filthy Love; He Knew He Was Right; Ready When You Are Mr McGill; Ed Stone is Dead;Mr Charity; Christmas Carol; Playing the Field; The Bill; An Unsuitable Job for a Woman;Touching Evil; Pirates; No Bananas.
Film includes: Lennon Naked; Bright Star; London to Brighton; Severance; Pride and Prejudice; Gosford Park; The Cat’s Meow; The War Bride.
★★★★★ A towering acheivement
★★★★★ Epic, exhilarating, exceptional
★★★★★ Dazzling, thoughtful, wonderfully ambitious drama
★★★★★ A strong contender for play of the year
★★★★★ It’s blistering theatre, elegant, crammed with wit and insight, and explosively exciting. Essential.
★★★★ The play of the year so far
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval.