When Wyndham’s Theatre opened in 1899, it marked the highest point in the stellar career of Covent Garden theatrical legend Charles Wyndham. Owned and built by the actor, its opening performance saw Wyndham play the role of another local legend, David Garrick, in a play of the same name.
The country’s greatest actors have continued to grace its stage. In recent years, the likes of Kenneth Branagh, Jude Law, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi and David Tennant have all appeared in a lively programme of plays that veers between serious drama and colourful comedy.
CURRENT PRODUCTION: THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM
Multi award-winning stars Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins lead The Height Of The Storm, a new drama by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller.
André and Madeleine have been in love for over fifty years. This weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? A woman from the past turns up, but who is she? And why does André feel like he isn’t there at all?
The Height Of The Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Zeller, one of the most exciting playwrights of our time and the mind behind the Olivier Award-winning The Father. Zeller’s other recent West End hits include The Mother and The Truth.
Anna Madeley plays the couple’s daughter, Elise, while Amanda Drew plays their other daughter, Anne. Madeley most recently starred as ‘Mary’ opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Sky’s Patrick Melrose, while Drew previously starred in The Father. The BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Lucy Cohu plays The Woman, and James Hillier plays The Man.
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