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Eureka Day Tickets

Old Vic Theatre

Helen Hunt stars in this viciously funny satire about a progressive school community which is brought to its knees by ideological warfare.

A progressive community descends into chaos

Academy Award winner Helen Hunt stars in a hilarious and topical satire at the Old Vic Theatre, as a progressive Californian school is hit with an outbreak of mumps that sparks ideological warfare.

The Executive Committee of Eureka Day school is proud to say that they welcome every child. But when mumps begins to spread through the classrooms, tolerance goes out of the window. As parents and Facebook trolls stand their ground in an argument where no one can agree on the facts, their democratic utopia falls apart.

Jonathan Spector’s multi-award winning Eureka Day play first premiered in 2018 at California’s Aurora Theatre, before transferring Off-Broadway for a run at Colt Coeur in 2019. Now more relevant than ever, this sharp and funny satire explores how a seemingly harmonious community can quickly turn against each other.

The Eureka Day London cast is led by Oscar-winning US actress Helen Hunt (Mad About You) as Suzanne. Katy Rudd (Camp Siegfried, The Ocean at the End of the Lane) directs.

Praised as “the perfect play for our age of disagreement” by The New York Times, book Eureka Day tickets to watch this vicious and hilarious debate unfold in London.

Sorry this show closed 31 October 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
27 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
Running time:
2 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 14+

Eureka Day Reviews

59 Reviews
  • 5 Stars51%
  • 4 Stars37%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Stars0%

User Reviews

A tale of two halves - the first half being mainly comical and the second a lot more serious. This genuinely has one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen in a theatre at the end of Act One - I've never heard an audience laugh like that before! Rea Read more

Performance date: 17 October 2022

Quite a timely look at mandatory vaccines and wokeness (though written before, well, all the stuff of the last couple of years). The twenty minutes before the interval is probably the funniest thing I've seen for a long time, and I've never heard an Read more

Performance date: 24 September 2022

Fantastic show! Funny, and relevant. Lots of laughs, nods of understanding, more laughs, shakes of the heads in disbelief. It’s all in there.

Performance date: 29 October 2022
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