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Arts Theatre

6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H7JB 020 7836 8463

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Ends 23rd October 2021.

University lecturer John takes time out from his struggles to secure a tenured position and a new house, in order to help failing student Carol. His reward results in one of the most divisive final scenes ever written for theatre.

David Mamet's take on political correctness taken to extremes.

Not available. Professional reviewers are unanimous that this is better than the 2004 production at the Garrick Theatre. No star names this time, just a well-paced, well-directed and nicely judged exploration of gender, power and exploitation. Suiting the current times, it seems even more poignant to many reviewing eyes. Instead of dating, the play feels fresher and more relevant than ever in places - suggesting that future casting could be between two people identifying with the same gender at some point. Notes too for the set alongside the acting add up to 4 stars all round, the monkey would summarize. 

The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

Monday to Saturday at 8pm (7pm on 28th July 2021)
Thursday and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm

Runs 1 hour 20 minutes approximately.


Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

Arts Theatre prices seating plan

When the box office does not have seats available, or you require an alternative choice of seats, the Theatremonkey Ticketshop, telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom), agency service can offer seats with a variable "per ticket" service charge - £13.80 on £62.50, £12.50 on £56.50, £10.30 on £46.50, £6.50 on £29.50, £1.80 on £13.50 seats. More than the box office, but well worth trying as it often has tickets when other companies do not! Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases.

Another alternative is which offers seats with a fee of £8.38 on £62.50, £7.48 on £56.50, £6.98 on £46.50, £4.43 on £29.50, 88p on £13.50 seats; and £2.75 per booking (not per ticket) postal charge.

Alternatively, through Ticketmaster with a sliding scale of per ticket booking fees: £12.25 on £62.50, £11.25 on £56.50, £9.25 on £46.50, £5.75 on £29.50, £1.50 on £13.50 seats. This system allows you to choose your own seats from the selection the company has available.

Encore Tickets (telephone 0207 400 1253 / 0044 207 400 1253 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) offer seats with booking fees of £12.50 on £62.50, £11.50 on £56.50, £9.50 on £46.50, £6.50 on £29.50, £1.50 on £13.50 seats. A postage charge of £1.45 per booking, not per ticket may be applied to bookings made from UK addresses more than 5 days before the performance.

Discounts and "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. Hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available. charge a booking fee of £12.50 on £62.50, £11.50 on £56.50, £9.50 on £46.50, £6 on £29.50 seats. There is a £1 per booking, not per ticket, transaction fee for collecting tickets from the box office before your performance. Alternatively, if time allows, there is a postage to your home option, costing £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. 

Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available.


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