This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Book Tickets

Earthquakes in London

A new play by Mike Bartlett. Directed by Rupert Goold.

A co-production with the National Theatre.

Season Closed

WORLD PREMIERE

Burlesque strip shows, bad dreams, social breakdown, population explosion, worldwide paranoia. A fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes and decades, as three sisters attempt to navigate their dislocated lives and loves, while their dysfunctional father, a brilliant scientist, predicts global catastrophe.

An all-pervasive fear of the future and a guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present drive Mike Bartlett’s epic rollercoaster of a play from 1968 to 2525 and back again.

In 2010 Miriam Buether won the Evening Standard Award for Best Set Design for Earthquakes in London and in 2011 she was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Set Design. In 2011 the production was nominated for a Southbank Sky Arts Award for theatre. 

  • It’s Cabaret, we’ve got our heads down and we’re dancing and drinking as fast as we can. The enemy is on its way, but this time it doesn’t have guns and gas it has storms and earthquakes, fire and brimstone
  • Nothing I do means anything certainly and that’s depressing. But also, nothing I do is going to be the end of the world. There’s a comfort in that.
  • You were the glimmer. At the end of the tunnel. And you went out.
  • ★★★★ Whoooosh! And indeed wow! Mike Bartlett’s Earthquakes in London is the theatrical equivalent of a thrilling roller coaster ride. It swoops and twists, rushes and soars. Daily Telegraph
  • ★★★★ It is, in every sense, a big play that has the courage of its convictions Guardian
  • ★★★★ Scores highly on the Richter scale The Independent
  • ★★★★ Unmissable Time Out