Venus in Fur at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
Venus in Fur at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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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 Cresssida 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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 15+

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Opened: 06 Oct 2017
Press night: 17 Oct 2017
Booking from: 08 Dec 2017
Booking until: 09 Dec 2017

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

68 Reviews Add review

If you are seeing Venus in Fur you probably came for Natalie Dormer, who gives an exceptional performance as Vanda a brash New Yorker... More

braintree 155cm, 64 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Despite the four stars, I am fairly torn about this production! The two leads are brilliant; Natalie Dormer proves that she is wonderfully... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 6 helpful votes

For a person who hasn’t read the novel, I absolutely loved this play. Natalie Dormer is such a talented actress who fluently and successfully... More

cloeblock 5"6, 36 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great production which is funnier than most comedies, while also being a far more thought-provoking and nuanced play. Natalie Dormer... More

shaun 5"10, 146 reviews, 4 helpful votes

‘Venus in Fur’ was a bit of a curates egg for me. I absolutely loved the performances of David Oakes and Natalie Dormer (in particular)... More

joc78 5"4, 365 reviews, 5 helpful votes

We were not sure what to expect after reading the publicity and the programme and were pleasantly surprised. This is a tense very well... More

TheatreCrazyMum 5'3", 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Funny and sexy play about gender dynamics, beautifully designed, directed and performed. Natalie Dormer in particular is brilliant,... More

sondheimkid 170, 173 reviews, 25 helpful votes

I really enjoyed this - the performances from both were outstanding, but Natalie Dormer completely blew me away - it’s definitely worth... More

Jamb0r 178, 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Natalie Dormer is completely stunning in this production as she is with everything. Her performance had me glued to the stage, the... More

Chipgirl100 5"7, 44 reviews, 0 helpful votes