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27th Sep 2017 - 2nd Dec 2017

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People, Places & Things UK Tour

22nd Sep 2017 - 18th Nov 2017

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This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

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Press

Gay Times

★★★★★

by William J Connolly

This raw and difficult narrative follows the painful joining of addiction to one woman’s life. And judging by the standing ovation and level of rapturous applause that met this cast at curtain call, London has a new piece of perfection now sitting comfortably within its grounds.

Time Out

★★★★★

by Andrzej Lukowski

Denise Gough is stunning in this powerful new play about addiction and reality from '1984' scribe Duncan MacMillan.

The Stage

★★★★★

by Natasha Tripney

People, Places and Things is a layered and vivid piece of theatre, desperately eloquent about addiction, obliteration, pretence and performance – in theatre as in life.

The Evening Standard

★★★★★

by Fiona Mountford

It’s a supremely confident and well-oiled production from director Jeremy Herrin, with a fluid acting ensemble. There is absolutely no doubt that Gough is the person, Wyndham’s the place and this play the thing to see this spring.

What's On Stage

★★★★★

by Daisy Bowie-Sell

Writing like this in the hands of Gough is a heady, superb and intoxicating combination.

LondonTheatre.co.uk

★★★★★

by Mark Shenton

It's not a play I want to describe in too much detail — it needs to be experienced fresh. But playwright Duncan Macmillan and director Jeremy Herrin bring a documentary-like fly-on-the-wall integrity to the storytelling that is combined with a heightened theatricality that takes us into her troubled, hallucinating mind that constantly unsettles.

Exeunt Magazine

★★★★★

by Lauren Mooney

'A play that can rattle around in your head all day when the real world is being mad is quite remarkable, and People, Places and Things says as much about what a thing it is to be alive as it does about addiction.'

The Upcoming

★★★★★

by Joel Stern

'Every so often there comes a play that isn’t a theatrical performance as much as it is a spellbinding window into someone’s reality. People, Places and Things is one such play'

The Evening Standard

★★★★★

by Henry Hitchings

'Denise Gough can seem like one of theatre’s secret marvels, a brilliant performer whose skill has somehow failed to turn her into a household name. Here she’s as good as she’s ever been — fierce and fearless as Emma, an actor grappling desperately with addiction to drugs and alcohol. '

The Stage

★★★★★

by Natasha Tripney

'It would be easy to label Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places and Things as a play about addiction and recovery, but it contains so much more than that'

Financial Times

★★★★

by Ian Shuttleworth

London’s most exciting theatre of 2016 so far is neither one of the smaller producing houses nor a national flagship venue, but Wyndham’s in the West End.

Londonist

★★★★

by Neil Dowden

Jeremy Herrin's terrific production retains its exhilarating directness.

The Telegraph

★★★★

by Chris Bennion

This tragi-comic play about addiction boasts a humdinger of a lead role - and boy, says Chris Bennion, does Denise Gough do it proud.

The Upcoming

★★★★

by Stuart Boyland

Though the barnstorming lead performance comprises the exposed beating heart of the narrative, it is facilitated and elevated by an excellent ensemble and by Jeremy Herrin’s uncompromising direction, which sees each scene targeted squarely at the jugular.

The Observer

★★★★

by Susannah Clapp

The extraordinary Denise Gough electrifies as a raging, terrified addict.

Time Out

★★★★

by Rachel Halliburton

'Jeremy Herrin’s taut, dynamic production for Headlong is marked by several coups de théatre.'

The Arts Desk

★★★★

by Aleks Sierz

'People, Places and Things hums with ideas and occasionally shouts its message across the footlights: it is informative, funny and often touching'

The Times

★★★★

by Dominic Maxwell

'Duncan Macmillan’s luminously unglamorous story of drink and drug addiction has an actress for a protagonist, but there is nothing actressy about the career-making performance that Denise Gough gives here.'

Financial Times

★★★★

by Sarah Hemming

'Denise Gough gives a superb performance in this play about addiction and recovery'

The Independent

★★★★

by Paul Taylor

'Duncan Macmillan's new play has a thoughtful, shifting ambivalence'

The Guardian

★★★★

by Michael Billington

'Denise Gough is superlative as an actor who breaks down mid-show and is forced into recovery, in a vibrant play that draws parallels between theatre and rehab'

theatreCat

★★★★

by Libby Purves

Acting is a useful metaphor - and in this portrait of addiction, therapy and recovery author Duncan Macmillan squarely – and a bit riskily – makes his central character, an alcoholic and drug addict, an actress whose problem includes not being sure who she really is.

The Observer

by Vanessa Thorpe

Is Denise Gough’s star turn the latest in theatre’s greatest ever performances?

Huffington Post

by Jessie Thompson

Crisis? What Crisis? Duncan Macmillan Explains How Theatre Can Do Battle With Netflix And Win. His play People Places and Things is taking the West End by storm.

The American

by Jarlath O'Connell

You might think that a play following someone enduring the first month of rehab might not be your idea of a good night out, but you'd be wrong. It is even at times side-splittingly funny.

British Theatre Guide

by Philip Fisher

It is a remarkable play, given an epic production, which shows tenderness towards those in need but also recognises that frequently their predicaments are a direct consequence of their own weakness.

Radio Times

by Tony Peters

It’s all superbly marshalled by director Jeremy Herrin, who along with designer Bunny Christie, seamlessly blends the hallucinatory and real worlds that Emma inhabits.

BBC News

by Tim Masters

Denise Gough's role as a recovering addict in People, Places and Things was one of the theatrical highlights of 2015. As the play transfers to the West End, audiences have another chance to see the performance that could win her an Olivier award next month.

LondonTheatre.co.uk

by Dom O'Hanlon

In Conversation with playwright Duncan Macmillan

South London Press

by Kate Gould

Jeremy Herrin tells Kate Gould about the West End transfer of The National Theatre's People, Places & Things

Broadway.com

by Matt Wolf

People, Places & Things star Denise Gough on Nicole Kidman as her awards rival, her Olivier speech prep & being the toast of the town

The Guardian

by Mark Lawson

Denise Gough has been horrifying audiences – and scoring rave reviews – for her portrayal of an addict in People, Places and Things. The Irish actor talks about being one of 11 siblings, snorting icing sugar – and the day she ripped out Meryl Streep’s earring

Evening Standard

by Fiona Mountford

Denise Gough, interview: 'I thought it was all over, but it isn’t'. At 35 Denise Gough had almost given up on acting – now she’s about to play her dream role in the West End, she tells Fiona Mountford

The Independent

by By Holly Williams

Headlong's artistic director reveals how he has made the subject come alive in new National Theatre play People, Places and Things.