About The Shape of Things

Park Theatre, London
Booking to 1 July 2023
No longer booking

★★★★ “As finely engineered as a sports car” – Evening Standard

This major revival of Neil LaBute’s acclaimed play The Shape of Things is now playing at the Park Theatre, starring Luke Newton and Amber Anderson.

How far would you go for love? What would you be willing to change?

This fast-moving and thrilling piece of theatre by Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men) is set on a college campus in small-town America, and centres on themes of relationships, art and friendship – where nothing is quite what it seems.

The Shape of Things features screen star Amber Anderson (Peaky Blinders) as Eve, with Bridgerton’s Luke Newton as Adam, Carla Harrison-Hodge (Cyrano de Bergerac) as Jenny, and Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy (Hollyoaks) as Phillip.

Nominated for the Olivier award for Best New Comedy, Neil LaBute’s acclaimed play received its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in 2001, starring Rachel Weisz and Paul Rudd and is revived by the producers of last year’s hit Clybourne Park.

The Shape of Things runs at the Park Theatre in London until 1 July 2023.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 1 July 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
No interval
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


What's the story of The Shape of Things?

Adam, a geeky young student, works part-time in an art museum and video store to pay his way through college. When he meets post-grad art student Evelyn, his life changes as she instils in him a new-found confidence. As she encourages him to change his appearance, soon Adam is attracting attention he has never had before. But how much will he change his perception of himself from what he used to be to what he believes he wants to be?

Who is in the cast of The Shape of Things?

The cast features Amber Anderson (Eve), Luke Newton (Adam), Carla Harrison-Hodge (Jenny) and Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy (Phillip).

Who are the creative team of The Shape of Things?

Written by Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man, In The Company of Men) with direction by Nicky Allpress (The Walworth Farce).

Other members of the creative team include Set and Costume design by Peter Butler, Lighting design by Anna Reddyhoff, Sound design by Asaf Zahor, Costume Supervision by Alexandra Kharibian, and the Casting Director is Amy Jane Blair.


★★★★ "Slick and efficient - and funny" - The Evening Standard
★★★★ "Committed performances empower this slick, unfussy revival" - The Stage
★★★★ "Nicky Allpress’s slick production reminds us of its innate theatricality" - The Guardian
★★★★ "Hugely enjoyable, intellectually teasing and tightly directed" - The Observer

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Venue Information

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London, N4 3JP
Nearest Tube or Train: Finsbury Park (National Rail, Victoria Line, Piccadilly Line)
Nearest Buses: 210, W3, W10, 4, 29, 153, 253, 254, 259, N23, N253, N279

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