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4000 Miles

The Old Vic, London

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Matthew Warchus directs Eileen Atkins (The Crown; The Height of the Storm, West End/Broadway) and Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird; Call Me By Your Name) this spring in Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play 4000 Miles.

A compassionate play following a 91-year-old grandmother and her grandson, 4000 Miles examines the importance of love and the healing power that trust can bring.

4000 Miles runs from 6 April 2020 until 23 May 2020 at the Old Vic Theatre, London.


‘It was to finish something I started. Micah and I started something. I finished it. That’s it. People want to make it really complicated but it’s not’

At the beginning of the summer 21-year-old Leo set out from the West Coast cycling across America with his best friend. After weeks of radio silence, no one is more surprised than his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, when Leo turns up on her Manhattan doorstep in the middle of the night.

His life just starting, hers nearly ended, in a faded Greenwich Village apartment their griefs collide.

WHO’S IN IT? 4000 Miles CAST

Timothée Chalamet will make his London stage debut in 4000 Miles as Leo. He is best known for his Academy Award-nominated performance in the 2017 movie Call Me By Your Name, with a list of film credits including Lady Bird, Interstellar and The King.

Eileen Atkins will play Vera in 4000 Miles. In a career spanning six decades in film, television and theatre, Atkins has won 3 Olivier Awards, a BAFTA, an Emmy and been nominated for 4 Tony Awards.  She most recently appeared on stage in  ‘The Height of The Storm’ in London and Broadway, and on television as Queen Mary in Netflix drama The Crown. Her prolific career includes appearances in over 30 films including Gosford Park, The Hours, Cold Mountain, The Dresser, Magic in the Moonlight and Paddington 2; 25 television dramas and over 60 stage plays in the West End, Broadway and on tour.


Written by Amy Herzog, directed by Matthew Warchus with design by Rob Howell, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker.


Reviews for 4000 Miles coming soon.

Venue Information

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, 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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