People, Places and Things at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
People, Places and Things at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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About the show

The National Theatre’s recent collaboration with Headlong transfered to the West End following a critically acclaimed run at the Dorfman Theatre. People, Places and Things documents the nightmarish descent of an actress who finds intoxication the only relief from the chaos of the modern world.

Denise Gough starred as Emma, whose life is turned upside down after she breaks down during a production of The Seagull. Her astonishing performance took us through Emma’s struggle with addiction and frustration in rehab. Drawing on the parallels between acting and rehabilitation, Duncan Macmillan’s play becomes an exploration of identity and how an addict can cope in the outside world.

Gough’s fearlessly bold portrayal of the struggling actress comes highly praised by critics and audiences. Winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Newcomer in 2012, she had previously appeared in Desire Under the Elms, As You Like It and The Duchess of Malfi in the inaugural performance at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

This exhilarating play from Macmillan was hot-on-the-heels of his success on the West End with the adaptation of Orwell’s 1984 with Robert Icke at the Playhouse Theatre. Jeremy Herrin directed, following his world premiere of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies which later transferred from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the West End and Broadway. As artistic director of Headlong, he brings the company’s trademark of risk-taking and provocation to all of his work for the stage.

Recommended for

Fans of thought-provoking, well-crafted theatre will love Macmillan’s play and its stylish direction by Jeremy Herrin. Following the excellent reviews for her performances as Emma, this opportunity to see Denise Gough should not be missed.

Age Recommendations: 14 years+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 mins including interval
Opened: 15 Mar 2016
Press night: 23 Mar 2016
Booking from: 18 Jun 2016
Booking until: 18 Jun 2016

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

65 Reviews Add review

The show 'People, Places & Things' was INCREDIBLE!! I went to see it not knowing anything about it other than it was being claimed... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Dark twisted and this made a star of Gough.

barrythompson1 81 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Absolutely incredible! Densie Gough is amazing to watch.

angelahorton 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

katelight 166cm, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was incredible. I was concerned that the show may be a little over hyped but it really wasn't. The whole idea of the show... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 6 helpful votes

If I could give this show ten stars, I would. It was my favourite show of 2016 and every aspect was perfect - the script was powerful... More

ruthc17 5"8, 51 reviews, 2 helpful votes

sayers500 178cm, 87 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Absolutely excellent! This was the third time I saw the production (previously at the NT and then stage seating at the Wyndham's)... More

londontheatrefan 5'4", 191 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Blew my Mind!!! Saw the show four more times but on the stage. Just brilliant!

ollielintott 5"10, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote