A Little Life

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Book A Little Life play tickets to see James Norton in this powerful book-to-stage adaptation

James Norton stars as tortured, troubled soul Jude in Ivo van Hove’s stark adaptation of A Little Life. The Booker Prize-nominated novel is a powerful story about trauma and hope, and this incredible stage version played to sold-out audiences at the Harold Pinter Theatre earlier this year. Don’t miss your second chance to see it as it transfers to the Savoy Theatre for a second West End season.

Across three decades of friendship, actor Willem, architect Malcolm, artist JB and lawyer Jude are met with the usual challenges – ambition, pride, jealousy and love. Amidst it all is an unerring shared love for Jude, who keeps the secrets of his past carefully hidden. When they begin to emerge, his friends learn the true power of love when faced with tragedy.

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Ivo van Hove’s (Hedda Gabler; Network; A View from the Bridge) A Little Life play is an adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s controversial international bestseller. It has kept audiences hooked since premiering in Amsterdam in 2018 and has been performed in New York and Edinburgh. In the West End, it is performed in English for the first time. 

James Norton stars as Jude in the A Little Life play. His credits include Happy Valley and Grantchester, and his performance in this harrowing stage production was hailed by critics as “astonishing” (iNews). The original London cast all transfer with Norton including Omari Douglas (It’s a Sin; Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club) as JB, Luke Thompson (Bridgerton) as Willem and Zach Wyatt (The Witcher) as Malcolm.

This is theatre at its most bold, with a haunting story and central performance displaying astounding endurance and skill. Find out why A Little Life is the talk of theatregoers during its limited season to 5 August 2023. 

Child friendly?

The A Little Life play is suitable for age 16+. It features themes and depictions of strong language, nudity, sexual violence, physical and emotional abuse, self-harm, and suicide.