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 Red in the West End, starring the original lead! An unmissable treat for any theatre fan.

Age Recommendations: All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates and times

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

Location and map

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

84 Reviews Add review

For anyone for whom Rothko is a known painter, this show was excellent in its depiction of that period of his life as darkness gra... More

ronwaller 1 review, 0 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 ... More

braintree 155cm, 52 reviews, 5 helpful votes

The show itself (RED) was fantastic, performance by Alfred Molina was spellbinding. As an art lover, particularly of Rothko, I was... More

MissHiggs 1 review, 0 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, 269 reviews, 4 helpful votes

An acting masterclass from both actors, simply amazing.

susanclements 5ft 3, 47 reviews, 0 helpful votes

bertielyman 5"3, 42 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A wonderful play that was so well acted!

londontheatrefan 5'4", 184 reviews, 5 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, 111 reviews, 6 helpful votes

A great staging with a fantastic set, this play about Rothko does the artworks justice. Molina is brilliant and the performances a... More

lizcretten 5"9, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes