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Sideways Tickets

Rex Pickett brought his hilarious and heart-wrenching tale of two friends reaching a midlife crisis to the stage. Both a novel and 2005 Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film, the stage adaptation of Sideways received its UK debut at London’s St James Theatre.

Sideways was brought to the stage by esteemed Broadway director David Grindley, who had recently produced Daytona for the West End. Originally a novel that was adapted into a 2004 Oscar-winning film with Paul Giamatti, Sideways first opened on stage in the US, at the Ruskin Group Theater in Santa Monica, before transferring to La Jolla Playhouse. Proving popular amongst audiences, Sideways joined St James Theatre’s eclectic spring season in 2016.

Following two friends in their forties, Sideways explores the impact of a midlife crisis. When friends Miles, a neurotic and temperamental author and Jack, an actor who is getting married out of fear, unite to embark on a wine-tasting trip, they discover parts of themselves that they thought were lost. Upon meeting the confident but complex Maya and Terra, the four are thrown together in a journey that proves just how intoxicating a glass of wine can be.

Sideways featured as part of the St James Theatre spring season in 2016, following on from Charlotte Keatley’s popular play My Mother Said I Never Should and opened in June 2016, playing through to July 2016.

Performance dates: 05 Jul 2016 - 09 Jul 2016

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Age recommendation: 16+ (Strong language & scenes of a sexual nature)

Special notice: Sideways is an entertaining addition to the St James Theatre spring season. It contains mild adult themes and content which is not suitable for young children.

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SeatPlan Recommends: The St James is an intimate theatre that offers could views throughout the auditorium.

Latest Audience Reviews

Seatfiller Top 200 reviewer06 Jun 2017
eroot 27 Sep 2016

Not as good as the movie in my opinion as it's hard to convey the atmosphere of the vineyards on stage.... More

joc78 Top 10 reviewer31 May 2016

Not as good as the movie in my opinion as it's hard to convey the atmosphere of the vineyards on stage. Some of the set was very 'clunky' as well and you could hear the set being moved from behind the scenes throughout the performance which detracted from what I was actually watching!

joc78 Top 10 reviewer31 May 2016

If you enjoyed the book or the film this is a good adaptation.

rhiev Top 50 reviewer02 Jun 2016

Very disappointing. Did not translate well to the stage. Very basic set and far too many scene changes. More

RJC 15 Jun 2016

Very disappointing. Did not translate well to the stage. Very basic set and far too many scene changes.

RJC 15 Jun 2016

Not as good as the movie in my opinion as it's hard to convey the atmosphere of the vineyards on stage.... More

joc78 Top 10 reviewer31 May 2016

Not as good as the movie in my opinion as it's hard to convey the atmosphere of the vineyards on stage. Some of the set was very 'clunky' as well and you could hear the set being moved from behind the scenes throughout the performance which detracted from what I was actually watching!

joc78 Top 10 reviewer31 May 2016
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