Till The Stars Come Down - National Theatre

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National Theatre - Dorfman Theatre, London
Booking to 16 March 2024
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★★★★★ “Brilliantly observed” – Telegraph

Beth Steel’s new play Till the Stars Come Down at the National Theatre is a passionate, heartbreaking and hilarious portrayal of a larger-than-life family struggling to come to terms with a changing world.

It’s Sylvia and Marek’s wedding and you are all invited.

One hot summer’s day a family gathers to welcome a newcomer into their midst. But as the vodka flows and dances are shared, passions boil over and the limits of love are tested.

Directed by Bijan Sheibani (A Taste of Honey, Barber Shop Chronicles), and written by Beth Steel (The House of Shades).

Till the Stars Come Down is playing at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre from 24 January to 16 March 2024.

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Who is in the cast of Till the Stars Come Down?

Lorraine Ashbourne, Lucy Black, Lisa McGrillis, Sinéad Matthews, Derek Riddell, Ruby Stokes, Alan Williams, Philip Whitchurch, and Marc Wootton.

The child cast includes Maggie Livermore, Cadence Williams and Bodhi Rae Breathnach.

Who are the creative team of Till the Stars Come Down?

Written by Beth Steel, directed by Bijan Sheibani.

Set and costume designer Samal Blak, lighting designer Paule Constable, choreographer and movement director Aline David, sound designer Gareth Fry, fight director Kev McCurdy, intimacy coordinator Asha Jennings-Grant, staff director Stephan Mysko von Schultze, casting director Alastair Coomer CDG and children’s casting Chloe Blake.


Reviews of Till the Stars Come Down

★★★★★ "Brilliantly observed... an ensemble triumph" - Telegraph
★★★★ "2024’s best drama yet" - i News
★★★★ "Beth Steel’s new drama is dazzlingly performed and full of pain, joy and laughter" - Guardian
★★★★ "The biggest burst of backchat and joy that I have seen for months" - Observer
★★★★ "Funny and poignant" - TimeOut
★★★★ "Finally, an authentic working-class drama" - Times
★★★★ "Uproarious family drama" - Evening Standard
★★★★ "Compassionate, hilarious" - The Stage

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 16 March 2024
Running time
2 hours and 30 minutes (including interval)

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Important Notes

Content warning:

This production features loud noises, flash pyrotechnics, strobe effects, haze, strong language, themes of racism and xenophobia, reference to suicide, scenes of a sexual nature and depictions of mild violence

Access performances:

Captioned: Friday 23 February – 7.30pm
BSL Interpreted: Wednesday 14 February – 7.30pm
Audio described: Saturday 17 February – 2.30pm; Thursday 7 March – 7.30pm
Chilled performance: Thursday 14 March – 7.30pm


Venue Information

National Theatre - Dorfman Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
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News about Till the Stars Come Down

Till the Stars Come Down Reviews Round-up ★★★★
A reviews round-up for Beth Steel's new play Till the Stars Come Down at the National Theatre in London. The cast includes Lorraine Ashbourne, Lucy Black, Lisa McGrillis, Sinéad Matthews, Derek Riddell, Ruby Stokes, Alan Williams, Philip Whitchurch, and Marc Wootton, with the children including Maggie Livermore, Cadence Williams and Bodhi Rae Breathnach. Till the Stars Come Down is written by National Theatre writer-in-residence Beth Steel (The House of Shades) and directed by Bijan Sheibani (A Taste of Honey, Barber Shop Chronicles). Set at a wedding on a hot summer’s day, a family gathers to welcome a newcomer into their midst. As the vodka flows and dances are shared, passions boil over and the limits of love are tested in this portrayal of a larger-than-life family struggling to come to terms with a changing world. Joining director Bijan Sheibani in the creative team are set and costume designer Samal Blak, lighting designer Paule Constable, choreographer and movement director Aline David, sound designer Gareth Fry, fight director Kev McCurdy, intimacy coordinator Asha Jennings-Grant, staff director Stephan Mysko von Schultze, casting director Alastair Coomer CDG and children’s casting Chloe Blake. [ngg src="galleries" ids="1523" display="pro_horizontal_filmstrip"] Till the Stars Come Down is playing in the Dorfman theatre of the National Theatre until 16 March 2024. Read reviews from the Guardian, Independent and more, with further reviews to be added. More about tickets to Till the Stars Come Down at the National Theatre in London
Till The Stars Come Down – full cast announced for National Theatre production
Full casting has been announced for National Theatre's production of Till The Stars Come Down. Philip Whitchurch joins the previously announced cast of Lorraine Ashbourne, Lucy Black, Lisa McGrillis, Sinéad Matthews, Derek Riddell, Ruby Stokes, Alan Williams, and Marc Wootton. Three children performing the role of Sarah throughout the run are Maggie Livermore, Cadence Williams and Bodhi Rae Breathnach. The new play from former National Theatre writer-in-residence Beth Steel (The House of Shades) is directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles). This show, which marks Beth Steel’s main stage debut with the National Theatre, is set on a hot summer’s day as a family gathers to welcome a newcomer into their midst. As the vodka flows and dances are shared, passions boil over and the limits of love are tested. Till the Stars Come Down is a passionate, heartbreaking and hilarious portrayal of a larger-than-life family struggling to come to terms with a changing world. Joining director Bijan Sheibani in the creative team are set and costume designer Samal Blak, lighting designer Paule Constable, choreographer and movement director Aline David, sound designer Gareth Fry, fight director Kev McCurdy, intimacy coordinator Asha Jennings-Grant, staff director Stephan Mysko von Schultze, casting director Alastair Coomer CDG and children’s casting Chloe Blake. Till the Stars Come Down is playing in the Dorfman theatre from 24 January until 16 March 2024. More about tickets to Till the Stars Come Down at the National Theatre in London

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