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The Coronet Theatre, London4.08 reviews
Under the unforgiving glare of a Mediterranean sun, The Outsider moves with contradictory force in this ground-breaking production.

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The Outsider (L'Etranger) tickets are available now for this adaptation of Camus' famous play by acclaimed author Ben Okri.

Mother died today. Or was it yesterday, I can’t be certain.”

Albert Camus’ classic existentialist masterpiece, adapted by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri.

Camus’ sparse parable about the human condition is one of the great stories of the 20th Century, presented at the Coronet in its first major UK production.

A faceless man who can no longer pretend, Mersault commits a senseless murder under the glare of the Algerian sun and is forced to confront the hypocrisy and injustice of society. In an age where we are being increasingly told what to feel, The Outsider is a blast of uncompromising honesty.

“The Outsider, with its distilled narrative, is the perfect work to adapt for the stage. It needs to be performed in the right venue, somewhere unpretentious and true to itself. Print Room at the Coronet, authentic in its richness, is matched with an artistic programme that is distinguished, international and brave – hallmarks of great Camus principles.” Ben Okri

Albert Camus, French novelist, essayist, philosopher and Nobel laureate, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th Century. Ben Okri, author of The Famished Road, is one of contemporary literature’s most important writers. This production brings them together for a rare dramatisation of one of modern literature’s most celebrated works.​

Book your The Outsider (L'Etranger) tickets now to guarantee your seats to this strictly limited 4 week run!

Director Abbey Wright
Set and Costume Designer Richard Hudson
Lighting Designer David Plater
Sound Designer Matt Regan
Casting Director Ruth O’Dowd CDG

Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

14 September - 13 October 2018


Recommended for ages 14 and above. This production contains violence, strong language & adult themes.

Venue Information

The Coronet Theatre103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB

Customer Reviews

8 reviews4.0

Cecile Narbeth1st October

Great production and intense pace - excellent venue

Natacha Henry29th September

An amazing production, very clever and faithful to the book - I had re-read it a couple of days before going to the play. It is one of the best book/stage adaptation I have seen and the cast is wonderful. Also, what a wonderful venue!

Antoinette Hunter29th September

Intense and great production in a quirky and welcoming local theatre.

Dilys Bullivant26th September

A large cast held together by constant presence of main character. Lots of changes of scene slickly done so smooth narrative. Decor of Coronet fits the building and type of production. Lovely free bar nibbles unfortunately noticed too late!

Nazanin Etessami23rd September

I found it a bit too long. The last 15 minutes of the play which was the most important part and should have been the part that made me think about the whole play, I could not concentrate. which is pity

Mr unhappy22nd September

Smashing little theatre and quirky bar. Play was a straight reworking of the book so no great surprises. Hard to hear all the leading actors dialogue even though we were in the front row.

Ian P22nd September

Clever production, well cast, superb performance from the lead. Some exceptional pieces of theatre and a clever adaptation capturing thedark humour and with great set pieces. The only issue was it is too long after the interval and the second act fails to sustain tempo after the halfway stage. Super venue too and newly renovated outside.

William Guntrip16th September

Existentialism as autism ... a new view, certainly. Well done to Ben Okri for bringing disengagement to Notting Hill as Lamborghinis growled past outside. Good cast, central catechism and associated absurdity delivered on cue. Can't help wondering what Stephen Dillane might have done with Mersault, though. Theatre poorly equipped to deal with summer temperatures. Aircon please!