Let The Right One In at the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, London

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The National Theatre of Scotland’s sell-out production of vampire horror Let the Right One In comes to the Apollo Theatre.

Following a sell-out tour and run at the Royal Court, the National Theatre of Scotland bring their acclaimed production of Let The Right One In to the West End’s Apollo Theatre for a limited season from 26 March 2014.

Winner of this year’s South Bank Sky Arts theatre award, this major new must-see production is an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story.

Directed by Tony Award-winner John Tiffany (Once, The Pass), Let The Right One In is adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Swedish novel and screenplay.

The auditorium features a stunning new cyclorama designed by Christine Jones which takes the world of the play into the auditorium itself, adding a thrilling and immersive dimension to the event.

Exciting newcomers Rebecca Benson and Martin Quinn will reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Eli and Oskar. Other cast members include, Graeme Dalling, Angus Miller, Cristian Ortega and Susan Vidler.

The play features music by Ólafur Arnalds, lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, sound design by Gareth Fry and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick.

Let The Right One In marks National Theatre of Scotland’s West End debut and is produced by Marla Rubin Productions and Bill Kenwright.


Oskar is a lonely, bullied teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate on the edge of town. When a young girl called Eli moves in next door, Oskar finds a kindred spirit and the two become devoted friends. Eli doesn’t go to school and never leaves her flat in the daytime. She has also been a teenager for a very long time…

Coinciding with Eli’s arrival, a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders begin to rock the neighbourhood.


“The gasp, so rarely heard in the theatre, rings out often here. First-rate… situated on the slipway between dream and daily life… a mesmerising evening.”  Observer
★★★★★ “Exquisitely realised” The Herald
★★★★ “Polished and poetic” The Guardian
★★★★ “Ambitious and beautifully shaped” The Scotsman

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Performance dates
Booking to 1 January 1970

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Important Notes

Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes; Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 13+

Venue Information

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176
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