People, Places and Things

Wyndham's Theatre, London
Booking to 18 June 2016
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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

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 18 June 2016

Important Notes

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

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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The winners of The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2015 were announced today in a ceremony hosted by Mark Shenton at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. The Royal Court Theatre won three awards, including Best New Play, Most Promising Newcomer and Best Designer. Dame Judi Dench won the award for Best Shakespeare Performance 18 years after winning the award for Best Actress and soon to close Bend It Like Beckham won Best New Musical. The Critics' Circle Awards began in 1989 and sees each member of the Drama Section independently cast their votes without discussion or influence, and take in the best of London theatre throughout 2015, in both West End and subsidised venues across London. The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2015 Peter Hepple Award For Best Musical [new or revival] Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre Book Tickets > Best New Play Hangmen by Martin McDonagh, Royal Court Theatre and Wyndham's Theatre. Book Tickets > Best Director Robert Icke for Oresteia, Almeida and Trafalgar Studios 1 Best Actress Denise Gough for People, Places and Things, National Theatre Book Tickets > Best Actor Kenneth Cranham for The Father, Tricycle Theatre and Wyndham's Theatre. Book Tickets > Best Shakespearean Performance Judi Dench for The Winter's Tale, Garrick Theatre Most Promising Playwright James Fritz for Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs Jack Tinker Award For Most Promising Newcomer  [other than a playwright] David Moorst in Violence and Son, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs BEST DESIGNER Anna Fleischle for Hangmen, Royal Court Theatre and Wyndham's Theatre Book Tickets >  

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