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Royal Court Theatre, London
The supernatural sensation The Glow explores the Victorian obsession with spiritualism, and is set to scare in Summer 2020

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Alistair McDowall's The Glow tickets on sale at the Royal Court from October 2019!

Alistair McDowall is set to collaborate with the Royal Court Theatre once again; for the beginning half of summer 2020. Book tickets for The Glow for a different escape next summer and delve into some good spooky Victorian spiritualism. If you'd like to be notified when tickets for The Glow go on sale, don't forget to sign up for our mailing list!

What is The Glow about?

Things are about to get a bit spooky, as The Glow takes you to an asylum in 1863 and lets you peer into a locked, windowless cell. Here you will meet a nameless woman, with no memory and not knowing who she is or even how she got there. Mrs Lyall, a spiritualist medium, is in need of a new assistant and the woman with no name seems to be the perfect candidate. However, when the woman’s past slowly starts to reveal itself, so do new powers, and neither are prepared for what’s about to happen.

Who is Alistair McDowall?

According to Simon Stephens, writer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Alistair McDowall is the most exciting playwright to emerge on the English scene in the last five years. McDowall is from Great Broughton in North Yorkshire. Although the area was quite rural, he had a very supportive drama teacher who encouraged him endlessly. It was from his teacher he learned there was no limit to the possibilities on stage and this is what enticed him to be a writer.

He won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011 for his play Brilliant Adventures and it was this that gave him a big kickstart in his writing.

Get lost in the obsessive Victorian era of spiritualism and the supernatural. Get The Glow tickets for a spooky summer which is going to be extraordinary and a bit scary too! It’s almost a give in that McDowall’s play will get glowing reviews when it opens at the West End's Royal Court Theatre on 29 May 2020. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified when all the best shows, including The Glow, go on sale!


Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

29 May - 04 July 2020

Venue Information

Royal Court TheatreSloane Square, London, SW1 8AS