Please note that the Old Vic Theatre has postponed performances of 4000 Miles in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). It is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.
Where is it showing?4000 Miles makes its West End debut at the Old Vic Theatre.
When does it open?The play begins previews on 6 April 2020.
What is it about?In Greenwich Village, 91-year-old Vera opens the door to her apartment and welcomes her 21-year-old grandson inside. Leo has spent the summer cycling cross-country from the West Coast with his friend, and this unexpected stop in the middle of the night comes after weeks off-the-grid.
As the duo settle into a shared co-existence in Vera’s faded New York apartment, 4000 Miles brings together two family members at opposing ends of life in a touching exploration of cross-generational grief and connection.
Who is in it?Eileen Atkins stars as Vera Joseph, a character also seen in Amy Herzog’s earlier play After the Revolution. Atkins is a prolific stage actor, having won three Olivier Awards, most recently for Honour in 2004.
Atkins is joined by Academy Award-nominee Timothée Chalamet in his West End debut as Leo. Chalamet is best known for his breakout roles in films Call Me By Your Name and Ladybird.
Further casting includes Philippine Velge (Macbeth) as Bec and Siu-See Hung (Ghost Girl) as Amanda.
Who is the creative team?Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus directs, with previous credits including Present Laughter starring Andrew Scott and Olivier Award-winning musical Matilda.
Several works by playwright and Pulitzer Prize nominee Amy Herzog’s have been staged Off-Broadway, including Belleville and After the Revolution.
The creative team for 4000 Miles at the Old Vic Theatre includes set and costume designer Rob Howell, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone and sound designer Simon Baker.
How long is it?A running time for 4000 Miles is to be confirmed.
Important informationPlaying at: Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
Performance dates: 06 Apr 2021 - 23 May 2021
Running time: TBC
Age recommendation: Recommended 13+
Special notice: Fans of Timothée Chalamet’s star-making role in Call Me By Your Name won’t want to miss out on tickets to 4000 Miles, which offers a unique opportunity to catch the actor on stage.
Anyone who enjoyed playwright Amy Herzog’s Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse should also check out this transfer of her critically acclaimed later work.