Acclaimed hit comedy direct from New York’s “Lincoln Center” has opened at Trafalgar Studios until 25th May, before embarking on a short tour which includes The Lowry, Salford for one week in June. In the audience was a sea of recognisable faces from the world of showbiz – check out our photo gallery below.
ALEX KINGSTON stars in ADMISSIONS which opens in London as across the Atlantic, a real life admissions scandal is unearthed in the US media.
It’s been called “Astonishing and daring” by THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Smart, hilarious and provocative” by THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER and it is the Winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.
Written by JOSHUA HARMON Author of Bad Jews. Admissions plays TRAFALGAR STUDIOS from 28 FEBRUARY – 25 MAY before moving onto UK Tour.
Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York’s Lincoln Centre Theater, the producers of Oslo.
Following its hugely successful run at LCT, Admissions will open at London’s Trafalgar Studios on 28 February (Press Night 12 March) for a strictly limited season until 25 May, before embarking on a UK tour. The production will be directed by Daniel Aukin, further casting will be announced soon.
Following the run at Trafalgar Studios, Admissions will tour the UK playing at the Richmond Theatre (w/c 27 May 2019), the Cambridge Arts Theatre (w/c 3 June), the Malvern Festival Theatre (w/c 10 June 2019) and the Lyric Theatre at The Lowry in Salford (w/c 17 June 2019).
The New York production received huge critical acclaim during its LCT run, with The New York Times describing the show as “astonishing and daring”, The Hollywood Reporter calling the show “smart, hilarious and provocative”. Theatre Mania hailed it “a scorching new drama… lands like a gut-punch“ and Time Out New York raving about it and awarding the show four stars. Admissions also won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.
Sherri (Alex Kingston) is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about it. When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend – who ‘ticks more boxes’ – is accepted, Sherri’s personal ambition collides with her Alex Kingston is a highly acclaimed, award-winning star of stage and screen. She is best known for playing Dr. Elizabeth Corday on ER and River Song in BBC’s Doctor Who. Other TV credits include Law & Order, Lost in Austen and most recently A Discovery of Witches. Her varied stage career has included roles in Macbeth opposite Kenneth Branagh and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest with Christian Slater, as well as frequent work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Admissions is produced by Simon Friend, Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Gavin Kalin in association with Anthology Theatre.
Plays TRAFALGAR STUDIOS til 25th May 2019
Tickets: From £15
Box Office: 0844 871 7632
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2:30pm
To book tickets please visit: admissionsplay.com
All the photographs in this article are taken by Phil Tragen and At The Theatre was granted permission by Trafalgar Entertainment.