About The Fear of 13

Donmar Warehouse, London
4 October 2024 - 30 November 2024
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See the world premiere of The Fear of 13 at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Based on the extraordinary true story of Nick Yarris, Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Peaky Blinders) makes his London theatre debut in the The Fear of 13; a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) directed by Justin Martin (Prima Facie).

From a routine traffic stop to a wrongful conviction for murder, Yarris’s story unfolds over 22 years on Death Row, climaxing in his unprecedented request — not for an appeal, but for an execution date. Don’t miss the world premiere of this gripping new drama.

The Fear of 13 runs from 4 October to 30 November 2024 at Donmar Warehouse in London.

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Performance dates
4 October 2024 - 30 November 2024

What's the story of The Fear of 13?

“The first thing you should know is that this is true. It’s what actually happened. I know it seems like it’s a story – inside of a story – inside of a story. –but that’s how it is for most people. At least the ones in here.”

Nick’s got a story to tell you. About how a routine traffic stop turned into a conviction for murder. About how he spent the next 22 years on Death Row. About how he finally petitioned the court to ask not for an appeal, but for his execution date. And about what happened next…

Who is in the cast of The Fear of 13?

Starring Adrien Brody.

Who are the creative team of The Fear of 13?

Written by Lindsey Ferrentino
Based on the documentary film by David Sington

Directed by Justin Martin, with Set design by Miriam Buether, Costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Lighting design by Jon Clark, Sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Video design by Ash J Woodward, Composer and Music Director DJ Walde and Casting Director Anna Cooper CDG.


Venue Information

Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LX
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square, Covent Garden
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41, N279
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