People, Places and Things

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Booking from 3 May 2024 until 10 August 2024

See a breathtaking modern classic with People Places and Things play tickets

Duncan Macmillan and Olivier Award-winner Denise Gough reunite to bring the “transfixing” (The Times) People Places and Things play back to the West End this year. This provocative and powerful portrayal of addiction won rave reviews at the National Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre when it debuted in 2015 and played to sold-out audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Now you can experience one of the biggest plays of the last decade as it returns for a limited season at Trafalgar Theatre

Actress Emma was having the time of her life until she ended up in rehab. The first step to recovery is admitting she has a problem… but what if she’s not the problem? What if the problem is everything else around her? 

Duncan Macmillan’s (Lungs, 1984) People Places and Things play is a startling and raw portrait of addiction, as a young woman’s life spirals out of control. It is one of the biggest new dramas to come out of the UK in the 21st century, anchored by an iconic performance by Denise Gough.

Gough, whose other credits include Andor and Angels in America, was praised for giving an “explosive and fearless” performance (Hollywood Reporter) as Emma, with some critics even saying that it was “the greatest stage performance since Mark Rylance in Jerusalem” (The Evening Standard). This is an unmissable opportunity to see her reprise the role that left audiences breathless almost a decade ago. 

This huge revival of People, Places and Things brings back the show’s original creative team, who created a lightning-in-a-bottle display of theatre magic. Director Jeremy Herrin is best known for This House, The Nether and recent West End hit Best of Enemies, about the Buckley v Vidal presidential debate; Tony Award-winning designer Bunny Christie’s credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Company

An incredible creative team and a true tour-de-force performance from Denise Gough made People, Places and Things one of the most sought-after tickets in town during its last London season. Don’t miss your chance to experience it live on stage this year. 

Child friendly?

The People Places and Things play age rating is to be confirmed. It features strong language and themes of substance abuse & addiction. Strobe lighting effects are used