The Sunset Limited
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The Sunset Limited

A gripping exploration of redemption, faith and free will


Two men meet on a subway platform; the chance encounter instantly changing the trajectory of both their lives.

Thrown together, their conversation quickly turns to the most essential and existential questions facing humanity. While their beliefs seem irreconcilable, the answers they seek could mean the difference between life and death.

Multi award-winning writer Cormac McCarthy‘s gripping play explores redemption, faith and free will – can you be your brother’s keeper is he doesn’t want to be kept? His celebrated other works include The Road, All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men.

Critic reviews

Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton are excellent in this static and plotless existential treatise, but still can’t transcend its dramatic limitations

The Guardian

Cormac McCarthy’s dense, bleak drama packs a punch

Time Out

Thought-provoking and technically impressive, but frustratingly elliptical as a piece of drama


Performances of wrenching feeling

London Theatre

Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton give great performances in Cormac McCarthy’s tedious play about faith and nihilism

The Stage

Shot through with dry wit and gallows humour

The Times

Fine performances in intellectually strenuous play

Evening Standard

Cormac McCarthy two-hander that drips with sadness and tenderness

The Telegraph

This seemingly naturalistic – or, more likely, intentionally surrealist – play draws parallels to Samuel Beckett

The Upcoming

What initially appears to be a fight of wit and persuasion transforms into a real insight into severe mental illness

A Younger Theatre

The Sunset Limited is so thematically laden that it becomes all too easy to forget about the characters, indeed it becomes difficult to empathise or care about either of them

Theatre Weekly

All talk, no theatre

The Arts Desk

The Sunset Limited is a compelling 90 minute-er


Despite the efforts of both actors, one feels that The Sunset Limited may be the Cormac McCarthy road not taken for many

Broadway World

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 16 Jan - Sat 29 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

* Sold Out *


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