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People, Places and Things

People, Places and Things Tickets

4.6/5 - based on 18 reviews
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  • Opens: Friday, 3 May 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 10 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 20min. Incl. intermission.
  • Starring: Denise Gough
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Denise Gough

Are you ready for a dramatic deep-dive into addiction? Duncan Macmillan's smash hit play returns to the West End to impress audiences all over again with its compelling portrayal of one woman's battle to sober up and accept herself.

Accomplished writer Macmillan is known for his success on Lungs, Every Brilliant Thing, Don Juan Comes back From the War and more. It’s once more directed by Jeremy Herrin, who directed the original 2015 National Theatre production. The stars are aligned and the verdict is out: it’s un-missable.

Why you should book People, Places and Things tickets

  • Olivier-winning actor Denise Gough will reprise her role in the West End run.
  • The production snapped up six Drama Desk Awards, a WhatsOnStage Award, and a Critic's Circle Award before its run at the Wyndham's Theatre where it was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play.
  • A powerful piece of theatre that will really grab your attention.

A harrowing emotional rollercoaster

The plot presents the action from the addict’s point of view, the booze and drug-addicted actor Emma. We follow her as she breaks down on stage then checks into rehab, detoxes and goes into therapy, where she refuses to share her pain and rejects any form of role play or soul-baring. Will Emma’s experience with addiction and attempts at recovery break her - or make her?

The creative team is as strong as the storyline. Tony-winning Bunny Christie reprises her innovative set design, which draws you in to give the action an intimate edge. The on-stage seating brings the emotions closer to deliver a transfixing portrayal of the agonies of addiction.

Costume designer Christina Cunningham, lighting designer James Farncombe, composer Matthew Herbert, sound designer Tom Gibbons, video designer Andrzej Goulding, movement director Polly Bennett, and casting director Jessica Ronane complete the team, with original casting by Wendy Spon.

People, Places and Things offers a gripping portrayal of addiction and recovering, enabling audiences to experience a poignant exploration of human struggles. With an Olivier-award winning actor at its helm, this production promises an unforgettable West End experience for a limited time only.

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People, Places and Things Ticket Information

  • Opens:

    Friday, 3 May 2024

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 10 August 2024

  • Running time:

    2hr 20min. Incl. intermission.

  • Age restrictions

    Ages 14+.

  • Important Information

    Contains strong language and themes of substance abuse & addiction. Strobe lighting effects will also be used

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to People, Places and Things 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.

Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -

Next Performances for People, Places and Things at the Trafalgar Theatre

Friday 3rd May 2024 7:30pm
Saturday 4th May 2024 7:30pm
Monday 6th May 2024 7:30pm
Tuesday 7th May 2024 7:30pm
Wednesday 8th May 2024 7:30pm
Thursday 9th May 2024 7:30pm

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People, Places and Things reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 18 reviews

What to expect:

  • Recommended for:
  • Teenagers (83%)
  • Couples (83%)
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Latest customer reviews

Please note the reviews below are from an old production of People, Places and Things.

A huge disappointment

Reviewed on 17 June 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Mind blowing

Didn't know much about it before going. Stunning sound, light, set design and a brilliant lead performance. Laughter and tears. Goosebumps quality.

Reviewed on 08 June 2016 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Please go

Gripping, thought provoking and emotionally challenging insight into this world. Tugged on heartstrings and created a cathartic moment or two

Reviewed on 02 June 2016 by , Bewdley, United Kingdom

Fast moving and unremittingly powerful....

This play will speak to those with experience of addiction and those who love them. It pulls no punches nor offers any neatly sown up solutions. We are cleverly taken on board the mad merry-go-round of denial with the leading character and witness the trail of dashed hopes, broken relationships and decent into near insanity for both her and those who love her...a triumphant tour de force.

Reviewed on 31 May 2016 by , Belfast, United Kingdom

Thought provoking

Reviewed on 23 May 2016 by , Reigate, United Kingdom


Adult teenagers only - very hard hitting about the effects of drugs and alcohol - totally amazing lead lady!

Reviewed on 20 May 2016 by , Isfield, United Kingdom

Creative, original and superb acting

Reviewed on 15 May 2016 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 11 May 2016 by , Breakfast Point, Australia

Great show, amazing acting, staging, sound etc

People, places and things is a sensational play, beautifully acted and staged. Denise Gough is just amazing, I find it hard to comprehend that she is able to keep up the level of emotion and energy needed to perform this play night after night but that is of course what Denise does time after time? Thoroughly deserves The Olivier Award for Best Actress. Keep up the great work cast and crew, you are all amazing.

Reviewed on 10 April 2016 by , Dereham, United Kingdom

Fantastic show - a must see

A truly believable performance from the lead actress and fantastically choreographed scenes. This is a must see and definitely lives up to the hype.

Reviewed on 01 April 2016 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 01 April 2016 by , Grazeley, United Kingdom

Great acting but story has been seen over and over again

Reviewed on 01 April 2016 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 29 March 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Different to what I would see

Reviewed on 21 March 2016 by , London, United Kingdom


The best show seen so far in 2016! Would highly recommend it!

Reviewed on 20 March 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

18 Apr
Emmie Newitt

Rehearsal images released for PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

by Emmie Newitt | Thursday, April 18 2024, 09:53

Duncan Macmillan's smash hit play returns to the stage next month!

people places and thingsSinéad Cusack and Denise Gough in rehearsals for People, Places & Things in the West End. Credit Marc Brenner

Rehearsal images released for PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS
11 Mar
Emmie Newitt

PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS returns to the West End

by Emmie Newitt | Monday, March 11 2024, 09:59

Duncan Macmillan's smash hit play will return for a strictly limited 14-week run at the Trafalgar Theatre.

people places and things west endProduction images from 2016 West End production. Photo by Johan Persson.

PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS returns to the West End
04 Mar
Phil Willmott

The National Theatre bring their latest hit to the West End

by Phil Willmott | Friday, March 4 2016, 13:14

People, Places and Things - National Theatre If anyone tells you that the West End is dumbing down point them in the direction of the Wyndham’s Theatre which is about to play host to a revival of the National Theatre's production of PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS.

It’s not a musical, it’s a serious and entertaining new play and such is the appetite for quality drama in London’s theatreland that the run has had to be extended. It’s now booking until 18 June 2016.

The National Theatre bring their latest hit to the West End
28 Oct
Oliver Mitford

People, Places and Things transfers to Wyndham's in the West End

by Oliver Mitford | Wednesday, October 28 2015, 13:27

People, Places and Things - Wyndham's Theatre The acclaimed National Theatre production of Duncan Macmillan’s new play People, Places and Things has announced its transfer to the West End in March next year.

A co-production with Headlong, People, Places and Things opened at the Dorfman Theatre at the Royal National Theatre in September 2015 and received four and five star reviews, as well as selling out for the majority of the run.

People, Places and Things transfers to Wyndham's in the West End