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London Tide Tickets

National Theatre - Lyttelton

Closes on Saturday 22nd June

Charles Dickens’ final novel Our Mutual Friend is adapted into an exhilarating thriller, featuring original songs by PJ Harvey.

London Tide Tickets On Sale Now

Charles Dickens meets the fierce musical talents of PJ Harvey in the “strikingly staged” (The Guardian) London Tide at the National Theatre. Opening with a body pulled from the Thames and expanding to tell the stories of two young women and their families, this sprawling adaptation of Our Mutual Friend is packed with romance, intricate storytelling and tension.

About London Tide

As a storm rages across the city and the night settles into darkness, a body is pulled from the Thames. Across London, two young women look with trepidation at their uncertain futures.

In Limehouse, Lizzie Hexam struggles to escape the river’s dark secrets. Far away, on the other side of town, Bella Wilfer mourns her lost marriage. When mysterious and enigmatic John Rokesmith appears, he might be the key to their lives changing forever.

But will they sink or swim?

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, romance and thriller collide in this “transfixing” (Daily Telegraph) show, which grounds itself in London’s history and geography - most of all around the river that has run through and sustained its people for hundreds of years.

Cast and Creative Team

London Tide marries the genius storytelling and characters of Dickens with the lyrical beats of acclaimed singer-songwriter PJ Harvey (“Down by the Water”), whose original songs form the rhythmic heart of the show.

It is directed by Ian Rickson (Translations; The Weir) and adapted by Ben Power (The Lehman Trilogy).

The cast of London Tide includes Bella Maclean as Bella Wilfer, Ami Tredrea as Lizzie Hexam, Tom Mothersdale as John Rokesmith, Penny Layden as Mary Wilfer, Stephen Kennedy as Reg Wilfer, Crystal Condie as Miss Potterson, Joe Armstrong as Roger Riderhood, and Jake Wood as Gaffer Hexam.

Don’t Miss Tickets for London Tide at the National Theatre

Let this acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ final novel wash over you with London Tide tickets. Featuring a gorgeous backbone of songs that lull like the tide, this is the National Theatre at its best - with melodrama, mystery and incredible performances - playing for a limited time only.

Performance dates:
21 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
Running time:
3 hours and 10 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
No age recommendation has been set. See Audience Notes for content warnings.
Audience Notes:
This production features smoke and haze, mild language and depictions of death, suffocation and drowning.

London Tide Reviews

16 Reviews
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  • 3 Stars6%
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User Reviews


Brilliantly acted by all involved with a few stand outs, the music by PJ Harvey was atmospheric, rhythmic, catchy and worked perfectly with the theme and setting of the show as a perfect enhancement to the story (sometimes musicals can almost distrac Read more

Performance date: 13 June 2024

Underrated play with music, interpreting Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend." This was intelligently staged on a very minimalist set and beautifully performed. Not a musical but enjoyable tunes which enhanced the play (but then I love musicals!)

Performance date: 19 June 2024

Really good play, exciting, moving, funny, dramatic, atmospheric. Good songs too, and really excellent that no one was a perfect singer, they all sounded like bursting into song was just part of their everyday speech.

Performance date: 07 June 2024
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