Next to Normal
See a landmark show in London with Next to Normal musical tickets
Audiences have waited for it to cross from Broadway to London, and finally the hugely acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal musical is making its West End debut! Following a sold-out UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, this electrifying rock musical about a woman living with bipolar disorder, and the effect it has on her and her family’s lives, transfers to Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.
In suburban America, wife and mother Diana Goodman looks after her teenage kids and tries to do what every other mum does. But things aren’t always straightforward, because Diana is living with bipolar disorder, and is haunted by the mistakes and upheavals in her past.
Exploring family, illness, loss and grief, the Next to Normal musical is a searing, soaring 21st century triumph with a rock-infused score. It opened Off-Broadway in 2008 before transferring to Broadway in 2009 and won three Tony Awards including Best Original Score. It has taken over a decade for it to come to the UK, but this production is worth the wait. During its run at the Donmar Warehouse, tickets were almost impossible to come by and critics raved that it was an “astonishing […] absolutely superb production” (WhatsOnStage).
The show has a book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Yorkey‘s other work includes musicals If/Then and The Last Ship in collaboration with Sting, and Kitt is known for If/Then, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical and Jagged Little Pill. Together, they were awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
In London, the Next to Normal musical is directed by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst, whose credits include The Band’s Visit, Constellations and Caroline, Or Change.
The New York Times said, “it feels as if there’s no more vital theatrical place to be” than at the Next to Normal musical, so book your tickets now! It plays at Wyndham’s Theatre for just 14 weeks and will impact you for a long time afterwards.
The Next to Normal musical age rating is to be confirmed. The production depicts several adult topics, including mental health conditions and disorders, themes of bereavement, and strong language.