The Hills of California

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Be first in line for Jez Butterworth’s new show with The Hills of California play tickets

Dynamite creative partnership Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes are back in the West End with a brand-new play that is set to be a must-see of 2024. The Hills of California is a compelling drama about sisters who return home to see their dying mother. The world premiere begins performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with tickets already selling fast. 

It is 1976, and the UK is experiencing the driest summer in 200 years. In Blackpool, holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine, packing the beaches and selling out hotel rooms. But far away from the happy crowds, in the sweltering backstreets, the Webb Sisters are returning to their mother’s run-down guest house for a final goodbye. 

Olivier Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth follows up his hugely acclaimed plays Jerusalem and The Ferryman with this intimate portrait of a fractured family. Butterworth is one of the biggest names in theatre, and Jerusalem is widely hailed as the best play of the 21st century. For The Hills of California play, he reunites with Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, who directs. Mendes, director of The Lehman Trilogy, brings Hollywood prestige to the stage with screen credits including American Beauty and James Bond film Skyfall and Spectre

Together, Butterworth and Mendes created theatre magic with The Ferryman, a phenomenon in London and on Broadway that broke box office records during its premiere at the Royal Court Theatre; The Hills of California play is guaranteed to be another incredible offering from the Tony Award-winning pair.

Casting is to be announced. 

Few names cause as much buzz as Butterworth and Mendes for audiences, and together they make unmissable theatre that everyone will be talking about. Don’t miss the chance to see The Hills of California world premiere when it opens in London. 

Child friendly?

The age recommendation for The Hills of California play is 16+; it contains scenes of an adult and sensitive nature.