Red at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
Red at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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Overview

Following huge success with James Graham’s Labour of Love at the Noel Coward Theatre, the Michael Grandage Company returns to the West End once more, to stage two new productions. With tickets available for a limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre, the company’s new season sees a revival of John Logan’s Red, starring Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko.

Originally premiering at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009 directed by Michael Grandage, who returns to direct the revival, the production was met with wide critical acclaim, going on to transfer to Broadway. Red earned an impressive six Tony Awards at the 2010 ceremony, including Best Play, Best Direction of a Play for Michael Grandage and Best Featured Actor in a Play for Eddie Redmayne, who played Rothko’s assistant.

Written by John Logan, whose previous plays include Peter and Alice and The Last Ship, Red takes place in the 1950’s, in the apartment of famous American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. Having just been commissioned to create several murals for the exclusive Four Seasons restaurant, he must decide whether his work belongs in such an elitist environment.

With the help of his assistant Ken, Mark Rothko embarks on his biggest challenge yet, with the pressures of creating commercial art at the forefront of his mind. Fuelled by the threatening rise of younger artists, Rothko and Ken begin to debate about theories of art.

Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as Mark Rothko, with theatre credits including Art and Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, as well as feature films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Da Vinci Code and Spider-Man 2. He is joined by Alfred Enoch as Ken, whose credits include How to Get Away with Murder and the Harry Potter series, as well as Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse.

Red sees John Logan and Michael Grandage reunite, following their success with Peter and Alice at their 2018 inaugural season at Noel Coward Theatre, starring Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw. Red plays a strictly limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre with tickets available for performances from 4 May to 28 July 2018, with a press night on 15 May 2018.

Recommended for

Those who missed the original Donmar Warehouse production now have the opportunity to get tickets to see Redt in the West End, starring the original lead! An unmissable treat for any theatre fan.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

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Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (without an interval)
Opened: 04 May 2018
Press night: 15 May 2018
Booking from: 24 Jun 2018
Booking until: 28 Jul 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Monday 25 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 26 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 27 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 28 Jun 20183:00pm7:30pm
Friday 29 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 30 Jun 20183:00pm7:30pm
Monday 02 Jul 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

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

43 Reviews Add review

A two hander about an artist I am unfamiliar with doesn't sound that enticing. I booked mainly for Alfred Molina and the upcoming ... More

braintree 155cm, 47 reviews, 5 helpful votes

A two hander about an artist I am unfamiliar with doesn't sound that enticing. I booked mainly for Alfred Molina and the upcoming Alfred Enoch but this is a play about value of art and what happens when your art is valued beyond belief. As Rothko Molina is an angry man, in disbelief he is now longer part of the new breed of artists that displaced the likes of Picasso in the pecking order. Facing up to his mainstream appeal he works closely with his assistant, played by Enoch, a man who is deeply troubled personally and uses that to form his art. Molina is a tour de force, energetic (his scene with Enoch painting a canvas is thrilling) and oozes stage presence Enoch is an actor who will be fighting off roles after this performance, he more than holds his own against the experience Molina.

braintree 155cm, 47 reviews, 5 helpful votes

This is an excellent production running just short of 90 mins and it flew by. Convincing, authentic and raw performances from bot... More

joc78 5"4, 258 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This is an excellent production running just short of 90 mins and it flew by. Convincing, authentic and raw performances from both Alfred Molina playing the artist Mark Rothko and Alfred Enoch playing an amalgamation of his assistants. Special mention should go to the lighting designers who made Rothko's paintings visibly come to life in some scenes. A complete joy to watch.

joc78 5"4, 258 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Incredible performances, and very effective stage design and lighting. I thought this play might be really pretentious, but how w... More

jamesatwill 178, 102 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Incredible performances, and very effective stage design and lighting. I thought this play might be really pretentious, but how wrong I was. I know absolutely nothing about Rothko or modern art, but I found this play really compelling - will definitely be recommending it!

jamesatwill 178, 102 reviews, 5 helpful votes

An incredible production, don't miss it! Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch give a masterclass in acting.

albuspotter 5"11, 144 reviews, 11 helpful votes

An incredible production, don't miss it! Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch give a masterclass in acting.

albuspotter 5"11, 144 reviews, 11 helpful votes

Theatre at its finest.

bensassoon 5"10, 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Theatre at its finest.

bensassoon 5"10, 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Short but sweet - Molina was absolutely outstanding and a very strong debut from the promising Enoch. Staging and lighting wonderf... More

timreynard 5"11, 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Short but sweet - Molina was absolutely outstanding and a very strong debut from the promising Enoch. Staging and lighting wonderful. A few sequences felt a bit padded and felt slightly boring.

timreynard 5"11, 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wonderful production, with the two actors, Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch, on stage throughout. 90 minute performance with no inte... More

lindabright 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wonderful production, with the two actors, Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch, on stage throughout. 90 minute performance with no interval, but the audience were gripped.

lindabright 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved it. If you're interested in art theory you'll enjoy this. Acting was brilliant.

katsonstage 5'8", 125 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Loved it. If you're interested in art theory you'll enjoy this. Acting was brilliant.

katsonstage 5'8", 125 reviews, 5 helpful votes

A show which is as smug with itself as the lead character, but possibly with reason. Molina carries the second Alfred, but thankfu... More

tony2times 5'7, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A show which is as smug with itself as the lead character, but possibly with reason. Molina carries the second Alfred, but thankfully has most of the monologues.

tony2times 5'7, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes