'Steve Waters’ deliciously well-written, quick-paced play is timely'Daily Mail
'A rollicking ride, which neatly captures the way politics can change in an instant'The Times
'The story of the SDP is one of political history's most intriguing "what if's". Limehouse expertly adds to its mystique... Allam is perfect as Jenkins, while Chahidi imbues Rodgers with a sense of self-doubt that brings him close to the emotional heart of the play'Daily Telegraph
'Polly Findlay's effective production... a highly intelligent account of the birth of the SDP... Nathalie Armin brings out Debbie's emotional intelligence, while Debra Gillett suggests some of the steel in Williams' character'ArtsDesk
'Roger Allam is astonishing as Roy Jenkins in this drama about how the ‘gang of four’ left Labour to form the SDP'Guardian
'The personalities are gloriously created... Roger Allam, gloriously funny as Roy Jenkins’Libby Purves, Theatre Cat
‘Another assured performance from Nathalie Armin... with uncanny all-round resemblances from Roger Allam as the wryly sardonic Jenkins and Debra Gillett as the plain-talking Williams.'Evening Standard
‘Polly Findlay's sharp production... a play worth defecting to the Donmar for'Evening Standard
'A fabulous, hilarious take on one of modern politics' most seismic events'City AM
'Polly Findlay's production is deft... The ever-excellent Tom Goodman-Hill is Owen'Financial Times
One Sunday morning, four prominent Labour politicians – Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins and David Owen – gather in private at Owen’s home in Limehouse, east London. They are desperate to find a political alternative. Should they split their party, divide their loyalties, and risk betraying everything they believe in? Would they be starting afresh, or destroying forever the tradition that nurtured them?
Steve Waters' thrilling new drama takes us behind closed doors to imagine the personal conflicts behind the making of political history.
Limehouse is a fictionalised account of real events. It is not endorsed by the individuals portrayed.
Tickets for Limehouse are very limited:
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Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm
Latecomers will not be admitted
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes; there is no interval
Stalls: £40, £30
Circle: £30, £20, £10
Stalls: £37.50, £27.50
Circle: £27.50, £17.50
For over 60s: £40 reduced to £32.50 and £30 reduced to £25 (matinees only)
Disabled customers: £20 (must be booked in advance. Phone bookings only)
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