Other Desert Cities at the Old Vic starring Sinéad Cusack, Clare Higgins and Martha Plimpton

The Old Vic, London

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Lindsay Posner directs the UK premiere of Broadway hit Other Desert Cities at the Old Vic.

The Broadway hit play Other Desert Cities gets its UK premiere at the Old Vic Theatre in an exciting new production by Lindsay Posner (Noises Off, The Winslow Boy).

Sinéad Cusack and Clare Higgins star as sisters Polly Wyeth and Silda Grauman in the production, alongside US star Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) as Brooke Wyeth, veteran British actor Peter Egan (Ever Decreasing Circles) as Lyman Wyeth and Aussie actor Daniel Lapaine (Muriel’s Wedding) as Trip Wyeth.

The Old Vic’s auditorium has been transformed into the round for the play, recreating the transformation of the auditorium that was first seen in 2008 with the Old Vic’s production of The Norman Conquests.

Jon Robin Baitz’s acclaimed play is a fierce and funny drama exploring family politics, love, loss and redemption. The play enjoyed rave reviews on Broadway and won the Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, and on Broadway garnered five Tony Award nominations.

Jon Robin Baitz has written for stage and screen including the hit TV series Brothers and Sisters.


Brooke Wyeth returns to the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years with some incendiary news for her Republican parents Polly and Lyman, her brother Trip and her recovering alcoholic aunt Silda. She is about to publish a memoir about her family, exposing a pivotal moment in their painful and explosive past, her actions threatening to push fractured family relations to a point beyond repair.

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 24 May 2014

Venue Information

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, 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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