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    Harold Pinter Theatre

    Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James star in this dark and intriguing new play about a reclusive actress who is ready to stage her comeback.

    Don’t Miss Lyonesse Tickets for A-List Drama

    Stage and screen megastars Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas reunite for mesmerising and gripping new play Lyonesse at the Harold Pinter Theatre this October. A reclusive actress re-emerges after decades with a shocking story to tell in Penelope Skinner’s latest work, which receives its world premiere in the West End. Running for a strictly limited season, this is set to be one of the biggest events of the year.

    About Lyonesse the Play

    This fiery, passionate play is the story of Elaine, a talented actress who has shied away from the limelight for 30 years under mysterious circumstances. Now it is time for her comeback to begin, and she has invited young film executive Kate to her remote Cornish home to help.

    But as Elaine begins her story, who is really calling the shots? Can these two women own their narrative, or will it spiral out of control?

    Lyonesse is an engrossing story for our times that asks difficult questions, and leaves audiences wondering who is at the steering wheel as the plot unfolds…

    The Cast and Creatives of Lyonesse

    BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas stars as Elaine, in her first West End role since she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience (2015). Her many credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, The English Patient and Ben Wheatley’s 2020 adaptation of Rebecca, in which she played Mrs Danvers to Lily James’ Mrs de Winter.

    Golden Globe nominee Lily James co-stars as Kate. Her last stage role was in All About Eve, opposite Gillian Anderson, and she is best known for her vibrant presence in films such as Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and Baby Driver.

    The creative team is led by playwright Penelope Skinner, whose other work includes the acclaimed The Village Bike, and director Ian Rickson (Jerusalem; The Weir; Rosmersholm). Rickson previously worked with Kristin Scott Thomas on a variety of projects, including Electra and The Seagull.

    Book Tickets for Lyonesse at Harold Pinter Theatre Now

    Two actresses with commanding stage presence bring this exciting play alive in London. Passionate, darkly funny and disorientating: don’t miss your opportunity to see Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James in the West End from October 2023.

    Sorry this show closed 23 December 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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    Performance dates:
    22 Dec 2023 - 23 Dec 2023
    Running time:
    2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 14+

    Latest Audience Reviews

    Great cast but odd script and felt long and bland Worth seeing for Lily James and Kristin Scott... More

    For two such acclaimed actors, I felt the story was 'over acted', as if to make a point, unnecess... More

    Despite the dodgy reviews we really enjoyed the play. Great performances from the cast and an in... More

    'Lyonesse' may have two movie stars in it (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James), but it unfo... More

    Kristen Scott Thomas is hilariously deranged as a former actress hidden away from celebrity and c... More

    Actually did enjoy this show, story was good and both actresses fab, just wish I was rich and cou... More

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