Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night tickets
Emmy, Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Brian Cox returns to the West End for the first time in nearly 10 years for Long Day’s Journey into Night. The star of HBO’s Succession plays the domineering, troubled patriarch of a dysfunctional American family in Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer-winning drama, and it is a performance not to be missed. Director Jeremy Herrin’s production, also starring Patricia Clarkson, runs at Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited season in 2024.
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Booking until 8 June 2024

Next to Normal

Next to Normal tickets
Following its sold-out, critically acclaimed UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal makes a long-awaited West End debut. This electrifying show, about a suburban wife and mother who is living with bipolar disorder and haunted by her past, is an incredible exploration of the long-lasting effect of illness, grief and loss on one family. It plays at Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season in 2024.
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Booking from 19 June 2024 until 21 September 2024

Oedipus

Oedipus tickets
Mark Strong and Lesley Manville star in an urgent, revelatory new version of Sophocles’ tragedy, directed by Olivier Award-winner Robert Icke (Hamlet; Oresteia). The Greek classic about a powerful man brought low by prophecy, secrets and lies is reimagined for the 21st century, with Oedipus transformed into a politician awaiting the results of a hard-fought election campaign. Discover secrets from the past that shake the foundations of a family’s future in this acclaimed production, which celebrates its English-language premiere at Wyndham’s Theatre.
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Booking from 4 October 2024 until 4 January 2025

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History

Wyndham’s Theatre was originally designed by W.G.R. Sprague and was managed by actor Charles Wyndham, officially opening in 1899 with a performance of T. W. Robertson’s David Garrick. The venue continued to host dramas, including Mrs Dane’s Defence (1900) and Little Mary (1903).

Throughout the First World War, the theatre remained highly active, showing productions such as Raffles (1914), Dear Brutus (1917) and The Choice (1919). Following this, a successful production of Mademoiselle (1936) played, directed by Noel Coward. In 1939 the theatre was forced to close for the second outbreak of war.

In 1953, the theatre premiered Graham Greene’s The Living Room, followed by Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend (1954), which later transferred to Broadway. Subsequent productions included Godspell (1972-1974), Art (1996) and Up for Grabs (2002), starring Madonna.

Early productions in the 21st century included Moira Buffini’s Dinner (2003-2004), Democracy (2004), By the Bog of Cats (2004-2005), The Witches (2005), starring Ruby Wax, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues (2005), As You Like It (2005), starring Sienna Miller and Heroes (2005-2006).

2006-2009 saw a quick turnover of shows, including Honour, starring Diana Rigg, Sunday in the Park with George, with Jenna Russell, A Voyage Round My Father, starring Derek Jacobi, The History Boys, The Letter, Shadowlands, a revival of The History Boys and The Shawshank Redemption.

J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls came to the theatre in 2009, followed by the transfer of Avenue Q (2010), Clybourne Park (2011), Much Ado About Nothing (2011), starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate, Driving Miss Daisy (2011), starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave and two Rat Pack shows.

2012 saw the notorious flop The King’s Speech, followed by Jill Halfpenny in Abigail’s Party (2012), Dreamboats and Petticoats (2012-2013), Quartermaine’s Terms (2013), starring Rowan Atkinson, Relatively Speaking (2013), with Felicity Kendal and Kara Tointon, Barking in Essex (2013-2014) with Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock and The Weir (2014), as well as Uncle Vanya (2014).

The past two years have seen a variety of shows including Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan in Skylight (2014), King Charles III (2014-2015), with Tim Piggott-Smith, A View from the Bridge (2015), starring Mark Strong, American Buffalo (2015), The Mentalists (2015), The Father (2015) and Hangmen (2015-2016), starring David Morrissey.

Denise Gough earned an Olivier Award in Duncan Macmillan’s play People, Places and Things (2016), which was conceded by The Truth (2016), No Man’s Land (2016) and a stage adaptation of The Kite Runner (2017).

David Tennant took to the stage in 2017 to star in Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho, followed by Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring Audra McDonald. 2017 rounds off with Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham in Simon Stephens' Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle.

2018 began with a Bristol Old Vic transfer of Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville. Further productions in the year included a revival of Red, starring Alfred Molina, from the Michael Grandage Company and The Height of the Storm, with Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins. The year rounds off with a stint from comedian Bill Bailey in his latest show Larks in Transit.

Queen of comedy Catherine Tate brought her show to Wyndham's for a short run at the beginning of 2019. Theatre Royal Bath transfer of Arthur Miller's The Price (starring David Suchet) played from February. May marked the West End debut of Hollywood and Broadway actor Matthew Broderick, who starred in Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger. Elizabeth McGovern also starred.

For thirty performances only, Phoebe Waller-Bridge starred in her hit show Fleabag for the final time. This was followed by a week-long run of The Life I Lead starring Miles Jupp.

In the autumn, brand new comedy The Man in the White Suit played at the theatre. Adapted by Sean Foley from the 1951 film of the same name, the show starred Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon.

Over the festive period, Curtains, a musical whodunnit from composers Kander & Ebb, played a limited season. The show starred comedian Jason Manford and Carley Stenson.

Tom Stoppard's latest play, Leopoldstadt opened at the beginning of 2020, featuring a huge multi-generational cast. In March 2020, the theatre closed due to the spread of COVID-19 and a planned production of Life of Pi was postponed until 2021.

The Wyndham's Theatre reopened in 2021 with the return of Stoppard's Leopoldstadt, followed by Life of Pi in the summer, until January 2023.

In February 2023, director Daniel Fish's acclaimed, Tony Award-winning production of Oklahoma! transferred from the Young Vic to Wyndham's Theatre. In September 2023, Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool transferred from Broadway for a four-week season, followed by The Unfriend starring Lee Mack in December.

In 2024, Brian Cox returns to the West End for the first time in almost a decade, starring in Long Day's Journey into Night, followed by Mark Strong in Oedipus and the transfer of the Donmar Warehouse's acclaimed UK premiere of Next to Normal.

Past Shows

The Unfriend
The Unfriend
(closed 9 Mar 2024)
Oklahoma!
Oklahoma!
(closed 2 Sep 2023)

 
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
(closed 15 Jan 2023)
Leopoldstadt
Leopoldstadt
(closed 30 Oct 2021)
Curtains
Curtains
(closed 11 Jan 2020)

 
The Man in the White Suit
The Man in the White Suit
(closed 7 Dec 2019)
The Life I Lead
The Life I Lead
(closed 21 Sep 2019)
Fleabag
Fleabag
(closed 14 Sep 2019)

 
The Starry Messenger
The Starry Messenger
(closed 10 Aug 2019)
The Price
The Price
(closed 27 Apr 2019)
The Catherine Tate Show Live
The Catherine Tate Show Live
(closed 26 Jan 2019)