The Hairy Ape

By Eugene O'Neill


Eugene O’Neill’s timeless story of class and identity.

Starring Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel, directed by legendary and multi-award-winning director Richard Jones.

A classic expressionist masterpiece by Nobel prize-winner Eugene O’Neill, The Hairy Ape tells the story of Yank, played by Bertie Carvel, a labourer who revels in his status as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. But when Yank is called a ‘filthy beast’ by the overbred daughter of a steel merchant, he experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him on a journey through the wealthy neighbourhoods and disenfranchised underbelly of New York society. Searching for a way to belong, Yank is forced to confront primal questions about his true place in the world.

Directed by the acclaimed, multi-award-winning director Richard Jones. Credits include Anna Nicole (Royal Opera House), Public Enemy, The Government Inspector, Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), Tales from the Vienna Woods (National Theatre) and Into the Woods (West End).

Bertie Carvel recently starred in BBC One’s Doctor Foster. Other TV credits include Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Theatre credits include ‘Miss Trunchbull’ in Matilda The Musical (RSC, West End, Broadway) for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony Award. Other theatre credits include Revelations (Hampstead Theatre), The Life of Galileo, The Man of Mode (National Theatre) and Parade (Donmar Warehouse).

The Hairy Ape is an iconic piece of American drama brought to stage by a visionary of British theatre.


Sat 17 Oct – Sat 21 Nov 2015

Please also note that the play will run without an interval. The running time is approximately 1hr 30mins.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm
[Please note there are no matinee performances on Sat 17, Wed 21 and Wed 28 Oct]

Please note that on 29th October the theatre bars will be closed to the public between 7 and 11pm – they will reopen to the public between 11pm and 2am.

Captioned Performance: Thu 12 Nov 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Tue 10 Nov 7.30pm, touch tour 6pm

TICKETS: £12, £16, £21, £30, £45, £55
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Age guidance: 14+
Contains some nudity




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