Eureka Day, Old Vic

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‘The perfect play for our age of disagreement.’ New York Times

Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, The Sessions, Mad About You) stars in the UK premiere of Eureka Day.

In Jonathan Spector’s timely and hysterical comedy, polite debate descends into ideological warfare, as a democratic utopia tears itself apart. Katy Rudd (Camp Siegfried, The Ocean at the End of the Lane) directs.

Eureka Day is booking from 6 September 2022 until 31 October 2022 at The Old Vic Theatre, London.

What is Eureka Day about?

Every child is welcomed at the progressive Eureka Day school in Berkeley, California – it’s a point of pride for the parents on the Executive Committee.

But when a public health scare erupts, it turns out tolerance and togetherness are no match for mumps…

In the chaos of London; four strangers meet, fall in love and fall apart.

Who is in the cast of Eureka Day?

Starring Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets) alongside Kirsten Foster (Life of Pi), Mark McKinney (Superstore), Ben Schnetzer (Pride) and Susan Kelechi Watson (This Is Us).

Creative team

Written by Jonathan Spector with direction by Katy Rudd. Further creatives to be announced.

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Show Information

Age restrictions
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance dates
6 September 2022 - 31 October 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Important Notes

Audio Described Performance: Tue 11 Oct 7:30pm
Captioned Perfromance: Fri 14 Oct 7:30pm

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The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501
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Helen Hunt to star in Eureka Day at The Old Vic in London

American screen actress Helen Hunt will star in the European premiere of Eureka Day at the Old Vid Theatre in London.

Jonathan Spector’s multi award-winning off-Broadway play is a timely comedy set during a mumps outbreak in California in 2017. As the school community weighs up questions of vaccination, their democratic utopia is torn apart when polite debate descends into ideological warfare. Book Eureka Day tickets here.

Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Hunt is the first member of the cast to be announced. Helen Hunt is best known for her film and tv roles include As Good As it Gets opposite Jack Nicholson, erotic comedy drama The Sessions, Cast Away opposite Tom Hanks, What Women Want and tv series Mad About You.

Directed by Katy Rudd (Camp SiegfriedThe Ocean at the End of the Lane), the play is a co-production with The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions and will reunite the team behind the highly acclaimed The 47th.  

Matthew Warchus, artistic director of the Old Vic said “Following on from our enjoyable collaboration on The 47th earlier this year, I’m very happy to be working with Sonia Friedman again on this brilliantly wince-inducing, laugh-outloud, timely and volatile satire.”

He continued “I had the privilege of working with Helen Hunt almost 20 years ago on the Broadway transfer of Yasmina Reza’s Life x 3 – it’s truly a joy welcoming her to the Old Vic for this spectacular production.”

Eureka Day runs from 6 September to 31 October 2022 at The Old Vic in London.

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