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Harold Pinter Theatre

Ruth Wilson and visionary director Ivo van Hove reunite for a thrilling revival of Jean Cocteau’s classic play.

Ruth Wilson returns to the stage

Award-winning actress Ruth Wilson returns to the stage in Ivo van Hove’s thrilling revival of The Human Voice.

Originally set in 1930s Paris, the play is a monodrama about a woman on the phone to her lover of five years. He is due to marry someone else the next day, causing her to spiral into despair as she begs him to change his mind.

Dramatist and novelist Jean Cocteau’s play was first staged in 1930 and has been adapted both on stage and screen, most recently with Tilda Swinton. Ivo van Hove’s (Network; All About Eve) production premiered in 2009, and has been performed in Sydney, New York and Dublin.

Ruth Wilson is widely acclaimed for her work on-screen in TV dramas Luther and His Dark Materials. On stage, she is the recipient of two Olivier Awards for Anna Christie and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Wilson reunites with visionary director van Hove after the pair’s bold and distinctive Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre in 2016.

Book The Human Voice tickets early to experience an exciting new collaboration between two of theatre’s biggest talents. The play runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre in spring 2022.

Sorry this show closed 09 April 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
08 Apr 2022 - 09 Apr 2022
Running time:
1 hour and 15 minutes.
Age recommendation:

The Human Voice Reviews

46 Reviews
  • 5 Stars28%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars41%
  • 2 Stars9%
  • 1 Stars4%

User Reviews


Excellent and engaging acting by Ruth Wilson in this monologue play. It felt a bit long towards the last 20 minutes and people were starting to be restless in the audience. However it was a strong ending and enjoyable performance!

Performance date: 02 April 2022

Ruth Wilson was brilliant in the play conveying different emotions being the only one on the stage. The play at times was a little hard to follow but overall a great display of acting.

Performance date: 29 March 2022
Performance date: 01 April 2022
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