RIGHT ONE TO re-OPEN APOLLO
John Tiffany’s acclaimed production of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
transfers to the West End having scooped the South Bank award
The critically-acclaimed South Bank Sky Arts award-winning production of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN will transfer to London’s West End on 26 March for a strictly limited season.
Based on the Swedish novel and cult-hit film by John Ajvide Lindqvist, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN will be the first show to play the recently refurbished and re-opened Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
The production marks the National Theatre of Scotland’s West End debut, and follows the show’s sell out success at the Royal Court Theatre.
Oskar is a lonely boy from a broken home. He’s bullied at school and is longing for friendship. Eli is a troubled girl who’s just moved in next door. She never goes to school and is compelled to fill an eternal emptiness.
When a series of brutal killings plagues the neighbourhood, these two young misfits make a deep connection, sensing in each other a kindred spirit. But the shocking truth about Eli tests Oskar’s loyalty – and love – beyond all imaginable limits, in this chilling tale of loneliness, love and legend.
The wide appeal of the production has led the producers, in association with Nimax Theatres, to take a unique approach to pricing: a £21.00 allocation for under 21s, a £15.00 day seat allocation, a no per-ticket booking fee policy, and a special arrangement with the Royal Court Theatre whereby they will be selling tickets directly, are all part of a plan designed to make the production accessible.
Reduced price previews run from 26 March to 5 April. The preview performances are priced at £10.00 off standard prices. Press night is on 7 April at 7:00pm. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
The auditorium will feature a stunning new cyclorama designed by the show’s award-winning designer Christine Jones. Something of a design coup, this imaginative extension will take the world of the play into the auditorium itself, adding an immersive dimension to the event.
Tony and Olivier Award-winning director John Tiffany (Black Watch, Once) directs this major new production, which has been adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne following the international success of the original Swedish movie and the subsequent Hollywood remake, based on the original novel. The creative team also includes Olivier Award-winning associate director Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Beautiful Burnout, American Idiot). Design is by Tony Award winner Christine Jones (American Idiot, Spring Awakening.)
Jack Thorne is a graduate of the Royal Court Theatre Writers programme and Let the Right One In marks his National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Court Theatre debut. His theatre credits include Mydidae, The Physicists (adapt.) 2 May 1997, When You Cure Me and Bunny, for which he won a Fringe First Award. Television work includes The Fades (Best Drama Series – BAFTA 2012), This Is England 88 (Best Mini-Series – BAFTA 2012) and This Is England 86, with Shane Meadows. A Long Way Down, Jack’s screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel will be released later this year. Jack has recently adapted Alexander Masters’ bestselling debut novel Stuart: A Life Backwards which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last August.
John Tiffany, new Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre, directs. His recent credits include The Pass (Royal Court Theatre) Once (New York Theater Workshop, Broadway and the West End) for which John won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical, an Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical and an Obie Award. His work for the National Theatre of Scotland, where he was previously associate director, includes Macbeth, Enquirer (co-directed with Vicky Featherstone), The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae and Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Director, as well as a Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director.
Rebecca Benson and Martin Quinn will reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Eli and Oskar. Other cast members include, Graeme Dalling, Angus Miller, Cristian Ortega and Susan Vidler.
Marla Rubin Productions and Bill Kenwright present a National Theatre of Scotland production in association with the Royal Court Theatre.