Sea Wall at Old Vic Theatre tickets
Sea Wall at Old Vic Theatre tickets

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About the show

First staged in 2008 at the Bush Theatre, Simon Stephen’s one-man short play Sea Wall is regularly revived on stages across the country. Most notably performed by Andrew Scott at the National Theatre in 2013, Scott now reprises the role at London’s Old Vic as part of the theatre’s 200th anniversary celebrations.

Alex is on a family holiday in France with his wife and daughter to visit his father. As often happens on these kinds of trips, Alex and his father argue. Atheism and faith is a divisive topic at the best of times, but amongst family it can have devastating consequences, especially when considered alongside the endless depths of the sea.

Multi-award-winning, Dublin-born actor Andrew Scott reprises his part in a role written specially for him. Best-known for playing Moriarty in the BBC’s Sherlock, Scott also has extensive theatre and film credits, including Birdland, The Dazzle, Dublin Carol, Longitude and Band of Brothers.

Sea Wall is written by playwright Simon Stephens, whose credits include Punk Rock, the National Theatre’s smash-hit production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the recently performed Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle. He is as associate of the Royal Court and Lyric Hammersmith, and his plays are produced around the world. George Perrin, the joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough, directs the production.

A striking one-man play with themes of family, beliefs, fears and the ever-increasing weight of everyday life, the critically-acclaimed production returns to the Old Vic as part of the bicentenary celebrations. Sea Wall plays at the London venue from 18 June to 30 June 2018.

Recommended for

British theatre and new writing fans, as well as those who want the chance to see Andrew Scott on stage, won’t want to pass over this extremely limited run.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+

Dates and times

Running time: 30 minutes
Opened: 18 Jun 2018
Booking from: 29 Jun 2018
Booking until: 30 Jun 2018

Seating plan

For detailed seating information for Sea Wall, please check out our interactive Old Vic Theatre seating plan with 1553 seat reviews and 3 photos of views from seat.

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

19 Reviews Add review

Brilliant - both times I saw it! Absolutely perfect performance from Andrew Scott.

mssmittenkitten 5'10, 92 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Scott was revisiting Sea Wall for the Old Vic's 200th anniversary celebrations, having previously appeared in it ten years previously... More

MaryP 5' 0", 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is an excellent monologue which is both funny and moving, performed excellently by Andrew Scott.

emilydiver 5"0, 292 reviews, 15 helpful votes

bowerhe 5'6, 44 reviews, 1 helpful vote

AlexPhillips 171cm, 81 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Over 30-minute one man show. Actor has great ability telling his life story with gripping moments. Rare !

ohmrli 75 reviews, 1 helpful vote

An extremely captivating 30 minutes!

albuspotter 5"11, 260 reviews, 15 helpful votes

Andrew Scott gives a phenomenal performance in this production though at only 30 mins long, I was thirsty for more! He is such a versatile... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

lenkanavratilova 5", 33 reviews, 0 helpful votes