Harold and Maude at Charing Cross Theatre tickets
Harold and Maude at Charing Cross Theatre tickets

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Overview

Olivier Award-winning actress Sheila Hancock returns to the West End to star in Colin Higgins’ 1970’s dark comedy Harold and Maude. Playing a limited season at the Charing Cross Theatre, it marks the first ever London production of the play, which sees a very unlikely pair come together by chance.

Originally a 1971 comedy starring Hal Ashby and Ruth Cordon, the film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. A unique, romantic story, Harold and Maude focuses on two polar opposites: a self-destructive, compulsive, young 18-year old, who attends funerals for fun and stages his own suicides, and a wild and bohemian older lady who is determined to live life to the fullest.

When Harold Parker Chasen attends the same funeral as Dame Marjorie “Maude”, this is the catalyst for an unlikely relationship. As Harold embraces Maude’s free spirit, he begins to discover the joy in living. Part comedy and part romance, the enigmatic play sees the lines of class, gender and age blurred.

Sheila Hancock stars as Maude, having most recently appeared opposite Jenna Russell in the Southwark Playhouse’s production of musical Grey Gardens. With multiple stage and screen credits to her name, Hancock has starred in shows such as Sister Act and Barking in Essex, as well as an Olivier Award-winning supporting role in Cabaret.

Further casting includes Bill Milner (Dunkirk, X-Men) as Harold, as well as Anthony Cable, Rebecca Caine, Christopher Dickins, Joanna Hickman, Samuel Townsend, Anne White and Johnson Willis.

Harold and Maude is directed by Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens), Artistic Director of the Charing Cross Theatre, and features set design by Francis O'Connor, costume by Jonathan Lipman, lighting by Matt Clutterham, sound by Andrew Johnson, and compositions by Michael Bruce.

The hilarious and heart-warming production plays from February 18th to March 31st 2018, with an official opening night on February 26th 2018.

Recommended for

Those who love the original film should take the opportunity to see the stage adaptation, which brings to life the quirky characters.

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 19 Feb 2018
Press night: 26 Feb 2018
Booking from: 24 Feb 2018
Booking until: 31 Mar 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Tuesday 27 Feb 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 28 Feb 20182:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 01 Mar 2018--7:30pm
Friday 02 Mar 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 03 Mar 20183:00pm7:30pm
Monday 05 Mar 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 06 Mar 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers Street
London, WC2N 6NG

1 Reviews Add review

I was a little disappointed, wanted more. Already watch this play several times (it was the first play I saw in my life. I was 16... More

sergioAraujo 121 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I was a little disappointed, wanted more. Already watch this play several times (it was the first play I saw in my life. I was 16 years old). The actors are good, especially Bill Milner. The set is simple.

sergioAraujo 121 reviews, 0 helpful votes