Second Half Productions have today announced that Sam Holcroft’s (Rules for Living) critically acclaimed new play A Mirror will transfer to the West End from January 2024.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies; People, Places & Things,), the sold-out hit which originally premiered at the Almeida Theatre in August 2023, will run for 13 weeks at the Trafalgar Theatre, with previews from Monday 22 January 2024 and press night on Thursday 1 February 2024. Tickets are on general sale from 10am on 30 November 2023.
BIFA Award-winner and BAFTA award-nominee Samuel Adewunmi (You Don’t Know Me; Trouble in Bluetown) makes his West End debut as Adem, starring alongside Olivier Award-winner Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting; Elementary) and Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education; Scenes with Girls) who will reprise their roles as Čelik and Mei in the West End transfer. Geoffrey Streatfield (Watch on the Rhine; Anatomy of a Scandal) also returns as Bax.
Nominated for Best New Play at the 2023 Evening Standard Awards, Sam Holcroft’s A Mirror is a powerful and entertaining exploration of censorship, authorship, free speech and art as a form of resistance, set against the backdrop of an authoritarian state. A Mirror is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
The production will feature set and costume design by Max Jones, lighting design by Azusa Ono, composition and sound design by Nick Powell and fight direction by Jonathan Holby. Casting is by Jessica Ronane CDG.
Jeremy Herrin says: “I’m overjoyed that we get to share Sam Holcroft’s A Mirror with even more people at the Trafalgar Theatre next year, following our initial sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre. Sam’s timely and darkly comedic play, boasts big ideas, live music and terrific performances, and I’m delighted to be working with Johnny Lee Miller, Tanya Reynolds, Geoff Streatfeild and our new cast member Samuel Adewunmi to bring this hugely entertaining and thought-provoking play to life in the West End. It’s a wild ride that’s not to be missed.”
A Mirror will run at the Trafalgar Theatre for 13 weeks from 22 January 2024, with opening night on 1 February 2024. Tickets start at £20 with 10,000 seats available at £50 and under throughout the run. Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on 30 November with priority booking open from 28 November. For further information visit:www.amirrorwestend.com
A Mirror is produced by Second Half Productions with co-producers the Almeida Theatre, Rodeo Productions / Tilted, Winkler & Smalberg and Trish Wadley Productions.