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Venus in Fur Tickets

Theatre Royal Haymarket

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes star in the London premiere of David Ives incredible modern classic Venus in Fur as it takes to the stage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited run from 6th October 2017.

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes star in the London premiere of David Ives’ acclaimed Broadway play Venus in Fur. Set to open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 6th October 2017, for a strictly limited 9 week run until 9th December 2017, tickets are bound to fly for one of the most exciting new shows this year.

Venus in Fur tells the story of the enigmatic acres Vanda Jordan, who turns up at an audition for the new play by Thomas Novachek, a New York based writer-director.

Despite being hard to imagine that Vanda will be impressive in the role, with her brash and vulgar attitude, she manages to convince him with her seductive charm during an evening in downtown Manhattan.

An ingenious and darkly comic play, Venus in Fur is an eloquent and thrilling story where actors and characters combine, resulting in an intriguing shifting power valance.

Venus in Fur is directed by prolific British playwright and director Patrick Marber. Marber is best known for his recent smash hit West End versions of Travesties staring Tom Hollander at the Apollo Theatre and Don Juan in Soho starring David Tennant at Wyndham’s Theatre.

Arguably however, Marber’s best work to date is the 1997 play Closer for which the director received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, the Evening Standard Best Comedy Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Marber subsequently turned Closer into acclaimed 2004 film of the same name, starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen.

Natalie Dormer is set to make a welcome return to the London stage, after having previously starred in After Miss Julie at the Young Vic in 2012. Dormer is perhaps best known for her roles in acclaimed Hollywood Films such as Cressida in The Hunger Games series, as well Margery Tyrell in the much-loved HBO TV series Game of Thrones.

Dormer is joined by star of stage and screen, David Oakes. Oakes’ recent roles have included Prince Ernest II in the acclaimed ITV series Victoria, as well as Victor Silver in the BBC series Ripper Street.

With an acclaimed duo of actors, one of Britain’s most loved directors, and one of New York’s most exciting new writers, this is set to be one of the most exciting West End openings of the year. Tickets are now available for this strictly limited run from 6th October 2017 to 9th December 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Performance dates:
08 Dec 2017 - 09 Dec 2017
Running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Recommended for 15+
Audience Notes:
For those who have enjoyed Patrick Marber’s previous plays such as Don Juan in Soho and Travesties this is the perfect opportunity to get tickets to a new play by the great director.

It is also a rare opportunity for fans of acclaimed actress Natalie Dormer, take to the London stage once again.

Venus in Fur Reviews

67 Reviews
  • 5 Stars33%
  • 4 Stars51%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars3%
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User Reviews


Fantastic play and flawless acting! The cast in this two-hander play kept a great pace throughout and I was hooked for the full 90 minutes.

Performance date: 16 October 2017
Performance date: 09 December 2017

A very clever show in which all the plot points are only tied together at the end. Fantastic performance from Natalie Dormer and David Oakes, hard to keep the audience's focus when there are only 2 cast members and no stage changes, but they handled Read more

Performance date: 03 December 2017
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