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
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
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
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Till the Stars Come Down at the National Theatre - Dorfman Theatre, London
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