The Divide Part 2 at Old Vic Theatre tickets
The Divide Part 2 at Old Vic Theatre tickets

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About the show

Alan Ayckbourn’s epic new play, The Divide comes to the Old Vic stage in an incredible double-bill performance from February 2018. The Divide Part 2 is the second section of Ayckbourn’s grand dystopic narrative, featuring a stunning ensemble of emergent talent and direction from the Old Vic’s Associate Director Annabel Bolton.

The Divide is set in the aftermath of a deadly contagion which, a century from now, has lay waste to the English population and rendered contact between men and women lethal. The survivors, following the twisted teachings of an elusive pastor, come to an unthinkable solution. The wholesale gender segregation of the entire community.

As cracks in the restrictive society begin to show, a forbidden love affair arises as between a young man and the daughter of two activist mothers, threatening to provoke a bloody revolution.

The Divide includes an remarkable on-stage ensemble, brimming with emergent and established talent, including Clare Burt (National Theatre’s London Road), Evening Standard Award-nominee Jake Davies (BBC’s The Missing), Erin Doherty (BBC’s Call the Midwife), Thusitha Jayasundera (National Theatre’s War Horse), Richard Katz and (BBC’s The Honourable Woman).

In addition, Sophie Melville (National Theatre’s Iphigenia in Splott), Clare Lawrence Moody (National Theatre’s Fram), Weruche Opia (Royal Court’s Liberian Girl), Martin Quinn (National Theatre of Scotland’s Let The Right One In), Letty Thomas (Tap Tap Theatre’s Men), Sian Thomas (Spring Awakening in the West End) and Finty Williams (BBC’s Cranford).

The ambitious and powerful production receives its premiere at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival August 2017, before going on to a limited run at the Old Vic from the 1st to 10th February 2018. Book now for Part 2 of this revolutionary double-bill.

Recommended for

The centre of the Stalls is a fantastic position for Old Vic productions, however those hoping for a more panoramic view of this visually stunning, large scale performance.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for age 16+

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours
Opened: 02 Feb 2018
Press night: 03 Feb 2018
Booking from: 09 Feb 2018
Booking until: 10 Feb 2018

Seating plan

For detailed seating information for The Divide Part 2, 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

3 Reviews Add review

lisawiedemann 172, 137 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Despite being cut down from a 6 hour show, this is still maybe an hour too long - I still enjoyed it but it could have been a great... More

kevinwakefield 5'9", 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant so fast moving. Great stage craft.

kwarnock7 5'4, 189 reviews, 0 helpful votes