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Boulevard Theatre, London4.635 reviews
Cormac McCarthy's new play comes to London's Boulevard Theatre

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The Sunset Limited at London’s Boulevard Theatre for 2 months only!

Do not miss your chance to get tickets for The Sunset Limited, Cormac McCarthy’s play which comes to London’s new Soho venue, the Boulevard Theatre for 2 months from 16 January to 14 March. The Sunset Limited Boulevard Theatre run stars Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton in this tense two-hander that confronts some of life’s most intangible questions. 

London premiere of The Sunset Limited play

When two men come together on a subway platform the chance encounter changes both of their lives instantly and irrevocibly. When the men start to get to know each other it becomes clear that their views of the world could not be more different. 

After the men meet they begin to talk and it becomes clear that they see the world from very different perspectives. Their conversations quickly centres on some of the most important and existential questions that we face

Will they continue to see things in Black and White, or will the world turn out to be tinged with shades of grey? Although their opinions and beliefs seem irreconcilible the answers that they are struggling to find might mean the difference between Life and Death.

This captivating play examines the issues of redemption, faith and free will. Can you be responsible for another person’s life? And what happens if they aren’t interested in it?

The History of The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited marked Cormac McCarthy’s second published play coming a decade after his first, The Stonemason. The play, which is sometimes considered a novel due to its descriptive subtitle, “A Novel in Dramatic Form”, was first performed in 2005 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. The show would transfer to New York and play an off-Broadway run in the city. 

Five years later McCarthy would adapt his play into The Sunset Limited film. The film was directed by Tommy Lee Jones, who also starred in it alongside Samuel L. Jackson. The Sunset Limited movie saw the pair reunite after their first collaboration in 2000’s Rules of Engagement

The Sunset Limited cast and creatives

This tense two man show will star Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton. Beadle stars as Black. The actor is known for his television roles on series such as EastEnders and his work in films like Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea. His stage work includes Les Blancs, Sucker Punch and The Treatment. He is joined by Jasper Britton as White. Britton has a long career as a stage actor and has starred in many classic works including several seasons at Shakespeare’s Globe. He is known for his roles in The Tamer Tamed, Jerusalem and Richard III.

This stunning play comes from multi award-winning writer Cormac McCarthy. The celebrated author has won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, among other honours. Several of his works have been adapted into films one of which would go on to win four Academy Awards including Best Picture. His notable works include The Road, All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men

The Sunset Limited will see its London premiere directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Terry Johnson. Johnson has found great success as a writer, dramatist and director. He has directed actors such as John Malkovitch and Rhys Ifan, the latter of which would win a BAFTA for his role in the work that Johnson wrote and directed. His other credits include West End hits Mrs Henderson Presents, La Cage aux Folles, The Graduate and Uncle Vanya.

The creative team is rounded out by designer Tim Shortall. His work includes Fully Committed, Educating Rita,  La Cage aux Folles, and Sweet Charity.


Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited tickets available now!

The Sunset Limited tickets are available for a very limited run. Do not miss your chance to see the London premiere of this gripping play at Soho’s Boulevard Theatre!

Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

1 hour and 30 minutes with no interval

Performance dates

16 January - 14 March 2020

Venue Information

Boulevard TheatreBoulevard 6 Walker’s Court Soho London, London, W1F 0BT

Customer Reviews

35 reviews4.6

Clare Brice28th February

Intense subject matter, moving, funny, with two superb actors.

Susan Hamilton25th February

First visit. Nice ambiance, pleasant interested staff and a fabulous production.

Nina24th February

Good show, but we paid quite a premium. Nice to have our seats upgraded at no extra charge as some seats were free which were nearer by. Thank you.

Richard Tucker23rd February

Superb production, wonderful script, great acting in a really good theatre.

Rachel Hall22nd February

The show was a brilliant two gander which gave us lots to think about. Unfortunately, our concentration was broken a couple of times by a staff radio

Dubem Menakaya22nd February

Excellent venue for a wonderful play. Simple beautiful conversation and interesting dialogue highly recommend

Judith Hawkey20th February

Brilliant, superb acting, wonderful new comfortable theatre.

Zsofia Torok20th February

Hard play with brilliant actors with the greatest performance. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

Nimrod18th February

Great show amazing actors and text! Intimate theatre all rows are up close

Vijay Magon15th February

Excellent coverage of a well talked about and thought about topic, without the theatrics!

SVEN ARNSTEIN15th February

An amazing well written two hander that was engrossing from start to finish because the performances were so strong. It discussed big issues with a lightness of touch and humour to be both entertaining and thought provoking.

Angela G15th February

Great reflection and realisation of what life means to different people. We all just long for someone to love us unconditionally. Some have this from people and others have it from God.