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The Hills of California

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  • Booking until: Saturday, 15 June 2024
  • Running time: 3hr. Incl. 1 interval.
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The Hills of California in London

The Hills of California is a brand new play by Jez Butterworth, directed by Sam Mendes. It’s on stage at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre from 27th January 2024 for a strictly limited season. Their last joint venture, The Ferryman, proved a multi-award-winning play. Now Jez Butterworth, the writer of Jerusalem, and his regular creative partner Sam Mendes, director of The Lehman Trilogy, are back with a new play. The Producers are Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street.

All about The Hills of California – Sensitive adult drama

The run-down guest house is called Sea View, but whatever window you look out of there are no sea views. This place is far from the seaside fun, a run-down place. The town is Blackpool, a traditional seaside resort in the north west of England. The year is 1976, the hottest and driest summer for two centuries, and you can’t see the sand for the crowds.

The Webb Sisters have come home to their mum’s failing guest house, where she’s upstairs dying. Welcome to The Hills of California, a sensitive adult play for people aged 16 and over.

The Hills of California cast and creative team

Leading the cast is Laura Donnelly, whose work on The Ferryman, The Nevers, and Outlander thrilled audiences. She’s joined by Leanne Best of Sweat, Ripper Street, and Line of Duty fame. Ophelia Lovibond played starring roles in Minx, W1A, and The Effect, and Helena Wilson appeared in Vogue World, Jack Absolute Flies Again, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern. Together they play the Webb family.

The other cast members are Bryan Dick, Shaun Dooley, Corey Johnson, Richard Lumsden, Natasha Magigi, Nancy Allsop and Sophia Ally, plus Alfie Jackson, Lara McDonnell, Lucy Moran and Nicola Turner.

The creative team members are Rob Howell the Designer, Natasha Chivers the Lighting Designer, and Nick Powell the Composer, Sound Designer and Arranger. Ellen Kane is the Choreographer and Candida Caldicot the Musical Supervisor and Arranger, with Casting by Amy Ball CDG and Verity Naughton CDG as the Young Persons’ Casting Director. Zoé Ford Burnett is the Associate Director.

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The Hills of California Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 15 June 2024

  • Running time:

    3hr. Incl. 1 interval.

  • Age restrictions

    Ages 16+ (recommended). Includes themes of an adult and sensitive nature.

  • Important Information

    Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval.

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to The Hills of California are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

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The Hills of California reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing The Hills of California.


Emotional and funny, a must see…

Excellent play, very well written, directed and acted with an astute use of ‘song. Do see it

P Reviewed on 03 May 2024 by
London, United Kingdom


Just brilliant.

A Reviewed on 07 April 2024 by
London, United Kingdom


Great stage set, powerful acting

Excellent set. Interesting storyline with flashback scenes. Ending felt slightly open ended after all the passion shown through out.

C Reviewed on 03 April 2024 by
Morden, United Kingdom


Very good new play…needs cutting

Laura Donnelly was excellent. Supporting cast good also. Too long. Taking out 30 mins would only improve it. Some nice twists. Good accents throughout. Theatre very, very hot. Seating much too tight for today’s audience members. Uncomfortable, and because people were getting fidgety because the show was so long…the old seats creaked and groaned for the last 30 mins. Distracting. Standard of acting and technicals very high. Good, detailed set. Not much scope for lighting - but hit every mark. Sound very good. Enjoyable evening. (Play not as good as The Ferryman, in my humble opinion.) It needs a discerning dramaturg.

T Reviewed on 15 March 2024 by
Bettystown, Ireland


Fine piece of theatre

J Reviewed on 14 March 2024 by
Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Life playing out

Beautifully crafted; realistic unfolding of a family's drama played out sensitively but boldly.

C Reviewed on 09 March 2024 by
Herts., United Kingdom


Solid show; nostalgic

Wonderful themes around family dynamics, womens' experiences and holding on too tightly to our pasts. Funny and heart-wrenching, if somewhat underwhelming at the end. I wanted a little more intensity.

M Reviewed on 29 February 2024 by
San Francisco, United States Of America


A faultless & wonderful play

This play will receive loads of accolades & quite right too

L Reviewed on 03 February 2024 by
London, United Kingdom

08 Feb
Emmie Newitt

Production images released for THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

by Emmie Newitt | Thursday, February 8 2024, 09:50

Here's a first look at the new play by Jez Butterworth which has opened for its strictly limited season in London recently!

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Production images released for THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA
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by Emmie Newitt | Friday, November 17 2023, 11:55

Jez Butterworth's new generational drama that rifles through decades of one family's past opens in the West End for a limited season in 2024.

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New Jez Butterworth play THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA heading to the West End

by Emmie Newitt | Wednesday, October 11 2023, 10:45

The new play by Jez Butterworth will play for a strictly limited season in the West End from 27 January.

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New Jez Butterworth play THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA heading to the West End