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The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call Tickets

Olivier Theatre, London
Lesley Manville delivers a magnetic performance in this stupendous piece of theatre.

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Performances of The Visit have been cancelled through April. If you purchased tickets to one of the cancelled performances, you will be automatically refunded within 14 days of the performance. 

The Visit is now playing at London’s National Theatre

The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call is now playing at the iconic National Theatre for a limited run. Based on the 1956 play by Friedrich Durrenmatt and adapted by Tony Kushner, bringing the themes of human corruption, utilitarianism and women’s rights, to a time when they’re still ever so relevant. The Visit tickets are now on sale and you’ll want to be sure to book yours now and save up to £25 with our special offer.

What is The Visit about?

The Visit is set during the post-war recession, in the town of Slurry, New York. Times are hard for everyone but even worse for those already at the bottom of the heap. That’s when the world’s richest woman, Claire Zachanassian, who is unbelievably beautiful and yet inexplicably terrifying, returns to her hometown. The town locals are hoping that maybe her arrival will bring a change in their fortunes. However, the realisation that prosperity comes at a terrible price soon dawns on them.

The Visit cast

Starring in The Visit is Olivier Award-winning and BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated actress Lesley Manville. She has an extensive acting career which spans across film, television and stage. Her theatre credits include Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Ghosts and Six Degrees of Separation. Her film credits include Phantom Thread, Maleficent and Ordinary Love.

Starring with Manville is Hugo Weaving who is best known for his roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, V For Vendetta and Captain America: The First Avenger.

The cast is complete by Troy Alexander, Charlotte Asprey, Jason Barnett, Sam Cox, Bethan Cullinane, Paul Dodds, Ian Drysdale, Richard Durden, Michael Elcock, Paul Gladwin, Mona Goodwin, Garrick Hagon, Liz Izen, Sara Kestelman, Joshua Lacey, Simon Markey, Louis Martin, Kevin Mathurin, Alex Mugnaioni, Joseph Mydell, Stuart Nunn, Simon Startin, Tony Turner, Douglas Walker, Flo Wilson and Nicholas Woodeson.

The Visit creative team

The production is directed by Jeremy Herrin and is composed by Paul Englishby. The design team is made up by Vicki Mortimer as set designer, Moritz Junge as costume designer, Paule Constable as lighting designer and Paul Arditti as sound designer. The creative team is complete by Aletta Collins as movement director, Daniele Lydon and William Conacher as dialect coaches, Clare Wheeler as choir leader, Victoria Woodward and Jeannette Nelson with company voice work, and Eva Sampson and Sophie Moniram as staff directors.

The Visit tickets are on sale now!

Save up to £25 on your tickets for The Visit at London’s National Theatre now! Be sure to book your tickets now before this critically acclaimed production sells out.


Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

3hr 30min (inc. 2 intervals)

Performance dates

31 January - 13 May 2020

Content

Contains strong language that may be considered offensive as well as smoke, gunshots, haze, and flashing lights.

Access

Audio-described performances on Fri 13 March at 7pm and Sat 14 March at 1pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 11.30am. Captioned performances for the deaf or hard-of-hearing will be held on Wed 4 March at 7pm, Wed 11 March at 1pm, Sat 28 March at 1pm, and Mon 30 March at 7pm.

Venue Information

Olivier TheatreNational Theatre, Upper Ground, Lambeth, South Bank,, London, SE1 9PX