In the drawing room of the Rawlinson’s late Victorian villa in Kent, life as it was lived before the war is quietly resuming its place.
The family’s son, Leonard Rawlinson, is among the British delegation sent to Versailles to draw up the treaty that will come to define Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world. With the ghost of a fallen loved one still haunting him, Leonard perceives that the choices made in Paris will shape the fate of millions for centuries to come.
At the start of the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, this major new play draws startling connections between this pivotal moment at the end of WWI and the world we live in today, reminding us that the past is not a foreign country.
Barclays Front Row tickets for Versailles are released on Mondays at 10am throughout the run. Standing tickets are available in advance online and in person at the Box Office on the day of performance.
To accompany this production, we will present a series of events with leading political and cultural commentators exploring the debate around the legacy of WW1. Click here for more information.
This production is generously supported by American Airlines and Stuart and Hilary Williams.