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People, Places & Things

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By Duncan Macmillan. Directed by Jeremy Herrin

A co-production with the National Theatre

Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at the Dorfman Theatre, People, Places & Things transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited season from 15 March until 18 June 2016.

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab.

Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing.

When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

Starring Critics’ Circle Theatre Award Winner for Best Actress Denise Gough in a career-defining performance, People, Places & Things marks the latest collaboration between Headlong and the National Theatre. It is written by Duncan Macmillan (1984, Every Brilliant Thing, Lungs) and directed by Jeremy Herrin (The Nether, Wolf Hall/Bringing Up the Bodies).

Cast includes: Denise Gough, Barbara Marten, Kevin McMonagle, Alistair Cope, Nathaniel Martello-White, Nari Blair Mangat,Jacqui Du Bois, Sally George, Jacob James Beswick and Laura Woodward.

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  • I wake up in wet sheets. In places I don’t recognise. With bruises I can’t account for. Men I don’t know. I’ve stolen from people. I’ve slept on the streets. I’m in trouble. I know that. But this book, this process can’t help me. You can’t help me.
  • ★★★★ Vivid. Vibrant. Astonishing Performances The Guardian
  • ★★★★ Duncan Macmillan's new play has a thoughtful, shifting ambivalence The Independent
  • ★★★★★ A triumph for Denise Gough, who delivers an emotionally shattering performance The Evening Standard
  • ★★★★ Macmillan once again mixes dark wit, intellectual ambition and emotional intelligence. The Times
  • ★★★★★ An extraordinary performance. The Stage