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The Vaults, London4.510 reviews
UK premiere of Sam Shepard's Ages of the Moon in London

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Tickets for Ages of the Moon UK premiere now available!

Do not miss your chance to catch the UK premiere of Ages of the Moon- Sam Shepard was one of the greatest American playwrights of his generation, and his intense play is coming to The Vaults Theatre for an extremely limited 5-week run. Don’t let this chance slip by, book your tickets to Ages of the Moon now to secure the best seats at the best prices!

A little about the Ages of the Moon play

This Sam Shepard play visits issues of aging and loss and friendship and time. This touching and captivating show is receiving its long-overdue UK premiere, a decade after its world premiere at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre in 2009. 

The summer night is hot and the air is sluggish. Ames has been banished to his isolated countryside home by his wife and seeks to fill the still of the night with the company of his oldest friend. Ames and Byron are reunited by and reconnect over their shared loneliness, and a bottle of Bourbon. As the light of the eclipsing moon wanes, the old friends reminisce and reflect on love and life, but as their old rivalries begin to resurface, the decades-long friendship is tested in the sights of a gun.

Cast and Creatives of Ages of the Moon

The roles originated by Seán McGinley and Stephen Rea under the director Jimmy Fay at the Abbey Theatre world premiere will be reimagined in this atmospheric new production by Christopher Fairbank and Joseph Marcell

Fairbank has numerous film and television credits but is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Moxey in the beloved comedy series  Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Joseph Marcell is best known for his comedic work as Geoffrey Butler on hit television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, though the actor has long been involved with the Royal Shakespeare Company and last year performed in Lady Windermere's Fan at London’s Vaudeville Theatre

The new production will be directed by award-nominated director Alexander Lass, whose recent credits include 46 Beacon at Trafalgar Studios and No Man's Land starring Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart.

Playwright Sam Shepard had a prolific career that spanned fifty years. With ten Obie Awards for writing and directing he won the award more times than anyone else. In 1979 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Buried Child.  Some of his other notable works include Kicking a Dead Horse, True West, and Fool For Love.

Limited Run of Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon

With such a limited run of this incredible drama, you will want to be sure to book Ages of the Moon tickets as soon as they are available. Do not miss your chance to see two amazing actors bring the words of one of the greatest contemporary American playwrights to life on the stage of London’s The Vaults Theatre!

Additional Information

Age restriction

Recommended for ages 14+, children under 10 will not be admitted.

Running time

1hr 30min (no interval)

Performance dates

17 October - 24 November 2019


This production includes strong language, guns and gunfire.

Special notes

Venue Information

The VaultsLauncelot Street, London, SE1 7AD

Special Offer

Ages of the Moon Ticket Offer Details


£36 / £30 now £15

Valid all performances.


Customer Reviews

10 reviews4.5

Elisabeth Martha Miller11th December

Excellent production and the two actors were superb. Entrance to venue was rather hard to find if not familiar with the area.

J. Border29th November

Unusual venue Thought provoking play

Roger Willmott17th November

Excellent, you must see this play.

anne gladwell16th November

great actors, well paced, engaging, funny xx

Mark Serwotka6th November

Really enjoyed it. Great theatre and atmosphere, actors superb.

Georgina SMITHSON3rd November

Funny, poignant, well acted.

glyn walton30th October

Great place...not far from Waterloo!...alternative theatre , but high quality acting, a theatre to watch......

Ingrid Lamirault28th October

Great acting.

Customer26th October

It was ok, nothing more

Y Zekri20th October

My 1st acting show in London and loved the experience