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

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Overview

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, 2 helpful votes

The show 'People, Places & Things' was INCREDIBLE!! I went to see it not knowing anything about it other than it was being claimed as a 'MUST-SEE' production. The main actress in the show was rarely off stage and put her all into the entire show. It was a show about addiction and at times was very moving and disturbing, but in a completely entrancing way. A definite must see if it ever goes on tour, I'll be first in line again!

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 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 sho... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 4 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 intrigued me and I thought the staging, lighting, props and music just helped excel the show to another level. The performance by all where outstanding and I would have loved to have seen the show from the on stage seating up close!

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 4 helpful votes

All accolades for this show are thoroughly deserved. A masterclass in acting from Denise Gough, who is supported by a fantastic en... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

All accolades for this show are thoroughly deserved. A masterclass in acting from Denise Gough, who is supported by a fantastic ensemble who really let her shine in this performance. A thoroughly heart-wrenching, shocking and relevant play that has you discussing it for months afterwards. People, Places and Things has lodged itself firmly in my mind as one of the best plays I have ever seen. This needs to continue its run so that people across the world can see it. Full of issues that need to be discussed, this play is fantastic. Go and see it whilst you still have the chance.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 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 power... More

ruthc17 5"8, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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 and emotive, the acting superb and the staging inventive and unique. I have never seen anything like "People, Places and Things" before and it blew me away. I'm so glad I caught it.

ruthc17 5"8, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Astonishing show. Denise Gough deserved that best actress award without a doubt! Very sensitively handled subject matter, with i... More

marebert 5' 1", 44 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Astonishing show. Denise Gough deserved that best actress award without a doubt! Very sensitively handled subject matter, with interesting staging and a very strong cast.

marebert 5' 1", 44 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A brilliant show. A wonderfully simple set that amazes in its use! The acting is superb and Emma is fantastic - a demanding role ... More

paulfootie 6'3", 88 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A brilliant show. A wonderfully simple set that amazes in its use! The acting is superb and Emma is fantastic - a demanding role but fantastically played!! I would recommend this show and seat!

paulfootie 6'3", 88 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Two words - Denise Gough. It's without doubt one of the most powerful performances I have seen on London stages, brilliantly backe... More

doritxuuu 158cm, 149 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Two words - Denise Gough. It's without doubt one of the most powerful performances I have seen on London stages, brilliantly backed by an amazing script and sound/lighting design.

doritxuuu 158cm, 149 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Powerful performance with amazing acting and staging. Would highly recommend seeing it before it ends.

emmatranter 164cm, 22 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Powerful performance with amazing acting and staging. Would highly recommend seeing it before it ends.

emmatranter 164cm, 22 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Amazing show, provocative and thoughtful. Denise, the actress who plays the main character, is extremely compelling and believable... More

potterton48 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing show, provocative and thoughtful. Denise, the actress who plays the main character, is extremely compelling and believable. Very interesting plot without being too complicated. Only complain is that national theatre productions love the use of really loud music for set changes which is slightly grating.

potterton48 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes