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17 Oct 2023 - 23 Dec 2023
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Suitable for 14+

Why Watch Lyonesse?

  • Penelope Skinner, the George Devine Award-winning playwright renowned for his works The Village Bike and Fresh Meat, infuses his new play, Lyonesse, with both humor and heartfelt moments to put on a thrilling spectacle.
  • The play features Kristin Scott Thomas, known for her performances in Darkest Hour and Gosford Park, as Elaine, while Lily James, recognized for her roles in Cinderella and Pam & Tommy plays Kate.
  • Coming to the stage of Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited run, Lyonesse delves into the power of storytelling and the importance of owning one's narrative. The intriguing premise promises to keep you engaged throughout the performance.
  • This intense play is directed by Ian Rickson, a seasoned director with notable productions like The Seagull and Old Times, and is something you do not want to miss. Get your Lyonesse tickets before they sell out!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Step into the world of Lyonesse, where laughter and heartfelt moments intertwine in Penelope Skinner's sensational new play. Embark on a thrilling journey that explores the significance of storytelling and the power of owning your own narrative. With a limited run at West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre, this is an experience not to be missed.

Featuring a stellar cast, including the remarkable Kristin Scott Thomas from ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Gosford Park’ as Elaine, and the enchanting Lily James from ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Pam & Tommy’ as Kate, their performances will leave you spellbound.

Written by the esteemed George Devine Award winner Penelope Skinner (The Village Bike, Fresh Meat) and directed by the brilliant Ian Rickson (The Seagull, Old Times), this is a production that promises to captivate and inspire. Book your Lyonesse tickets today!

The Story

The story follows Elaine, a talented yet reclusive figure, who vanishes without a trace, leaving everyone perplexed. After three decades, she resurfaces and entrusts her tale to Kate, a young film executive. As they convene in Elaine's secluded Cornish abode, aiding her in a grand comeback, new queries arise. Who truly holds the reins of Elaine's story? Is it the storyteller or the audience? Will these women seize control of their narratives, or will it slip from their grasp unexpectedly? Uncover the answers in this enigmatic and thought-provoking journey with your Lyonesse tickets!

Show Timings

  • Tue, Wed & Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Thu & Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Captioned Performance: 18 Nov at 2:30 PM
  • Audio-Described Performance: 30 Nov at 7:30 PM
  • BSL Interpreted Performance: 11 Nov at 2:30 PM
  • Show timings for Lyonesse may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Kristin Scott Thomas plays Elaine alongside Lily James as Kate
  • Writer: Penelope Skinner
  • Direction: Ian Rickson

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is suitable for ages 14+.
  • This production contains themes of trauma and strong language.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Lyonesse Tickets

Book online tickets for Lyonesse play in London.

Booking Period: From 17 Oct to 23 Dec 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Lyonesse voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Harold Pinter Theatre

The Harold Pinter Theatre, formerly known as the Comedy Theatre, is a West End theatre that first opened as the Royal Comedy Theatre on Panton Street in the City of Westminster on 15 October 1881. It was conceived by Thomas Verity and constructed of painted (stucco) stone and brick in just six months. It was popularly known as the Comedy Theatre by 1884. The name was changed to the Harold Pinter Theatre back in 2011 in honor of Pinter’s work for the Comedy Theatre.

Seating Capacity: 799

Harold Pinter Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN, United Kingdom

Tube: The closest tube station is the Piccadilly Circus

Train: The nearest train station is Charing Cross Station

Bus: Bus numbers servicing the area include 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, or 176 to Leicester Square or Haymarket

Available Facilities: Bar, Restrooms, Cloakroom

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Wheelchairs Available, Access Performances, Access Parking, Visual & Hearing Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lyonesse Tickets

How do I buy Lyonesse tickets at West End?

Buy your Lyonesse tickets online for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do the Lyonesse tickets cost?

The cost of the Lyonesse tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted Lyonesse tickets on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted Lyonesse tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Lyonesse tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute Lyonesse tickets?

You can easily buy last-minute Lyonesse tickets online.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Lyonesse tickets?

Booking Lyonesse tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Lyonesse?

Lyonesse opens on 17 Oct 2023 at Harold Pinter Theatre.

What age is Lyonesse appropriate for?

Lyonesse is suitable for ages 14 and above.

Where is Lyonesse playing in London?

Lyonesse is playing at Harold Pinter Theatre in London and opens on 17 Oct 2023.

How long does Lyonesse run for?

The running time of Lyonesse is to be confirmed.

What is Lyonesse about?

Lyonesse weaves a thrilling narrative, delving into the vital role of storytelling and the profound influence of crafting our own narratives.

Who are the main stars of Lyonesse?

The main stars of Lyonesse are Kristin Scott Thomas (Mission: Impossible, Gosford Park) as Elaine, alongside Lily James (Cinderella, Pam & Tommy) as Kate.

What is the dress code while attending Lyonesse?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Lyonesse?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Lyonesse. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Harold Pinter Theatre?

Harold Pinter Theatre has multiple facilities including a bar, cloakroom, and toilets available for the audiences during Lyonesse.

Can I take pictures or videos of Lyonesse inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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