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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.

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 23 May 2020

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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Canceled: Timothée Chalamet & Eileen Atkins led 4000 Miles at the Old Vic Theatre
The much delayed Old Vic production of Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play 4000 Miles starring Timothée Chalamet & Eileen Atkins has been cancelled. Originally planned to begin performances April 6, 2020, and ultimately postponed to summer 2022, it is now canned, according to an email sent by the theatre to ticket holders. "Following its postponement due to the pandemic, and despite an enormous amount of effort from all involved, we have now sadly and reluctantly concluded that we are unable to reschedule the show at a time possible for everyone involved," the notice reads. "It's been a long journey to get to this point and despite two years of trying hard to make it work, it has proved impossible. We're sorry not to have better news, and we want to thank you for your continued patience and understanding." The Dune and Call Me By Your Name star was due to make his London stage debut as Leo, a 21-year-old boy who unexpectedly turns up at the door of his 91-year-old grandmother, played by Atkins, seeking solace after he suffers a major loss. Herzog's dramatic comedy was to be directed by Matthew Warchus with design by Rob Howell, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Simon Baker. Tickets have been automatically converted into vouchers for future ticket sales however the venue is asking ticket holders to consider donating the cost of their ticket back to the theatre, which was severely financially impacted by the pandemic enforced shutdown.

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