People, Places and Things

Wyndham's Theatre, London

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Fresh from a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Duncan Macmillan’s acclaimed new play transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre.

People, Places and Things is an intoxicating new play about surviving the modern world.

Written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Jeremy Herrin, the drama originally opened at the National Theatre on 1 September 2015; it is the latest collaboration between Headlong and the National, following the acclaimed Earthquakes in London and The Effect.

People, Places and Things runs from the 15 March 2016 until 18 June 2016 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.


Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab.

Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing.

When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?


Denise Gough is to reprise the central role of Emma from the National Theatre production.
The cast also includes Jacob James Beswick, Nari Blair-Mangat, Alistair Cope, Jacqui Dubois, Charlotte Gascoyne, Sally George, Kevin McMonagle, Nathaniel Martello-White, Barbara Marten, David Rubin and Laura Woodward.


People, Places and Things written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Jeremy Herrin features design by Bunny Christie, sound by Tom Gibbons, lighting by James Farncombe and costume by Christina Cunningham.


★★★★★ A triumph – Denise Gough delivers an emotionally shattering performance. – Evening Standard
★★★★ Vivid. Vibrant. Astonishing performances from Denise Gough, Barbara Marten and Alistair Cope. – The Guardian
★★★★ houghtful. Darkly humane. Superbly directed by Jeremy Herrin. – The Independent
★★★★  – Time Out
★★★★ Denise Gough gives a career-making performance. – The Times
★★★★ An excellent production. Denise Gough electrifies. – The Observer
★★★★ Wonderfully well-crafted, often very funny, with a superb performance by Denise Gough. – The Sunday Times

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 18 June 2016
Special notes

Please note: People, Places and Things contains some strong language, strobe-like lighting effects and short complete lighting blackouts in the auditorium.

Important COVID entry requirements

You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.
Proof of vaccine and/or test
You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.
Health check
When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

Wyndham's Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176

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