About Two Thousand Years
a new play by Mike Leigh.
Following its sell-out run in the Cottesloe and a UK tour, Two Thousand Years transfers to the Lyttelton Theatre.
In his first stage play for over a decade, Mike Leigh explores, in a gentle tragi-comic way, a wide range of issues, including politics, religion, identity and the vexed question of Israel and the Middle East.
Absolutely terrific, at times as screamingly funny as Abigail’s Party, at others painfully touching and true as such superb Leigh films as Secrets and Lies and Vera Drake. This is vintage Leigh.’
Consistently absorbing and remarkably topical. Amusing, touching, wise.’ The Times
Rich, funny and moving, Two Thousand Years is unlike anything else.’ Observer
This is not simply a play about families. Leigh is also writing about the crisis of loss of faith: about a world in which people have increasingly lost their beliefs in politics, religion and social progress. This is a passionate, funny, moving and well-observed play.’ Guardian