Walden Tickets London Theatre

Walden Tickets

A debut play by Amy Berryman

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Overview

After returning from a year-long Moon mission, Cassie, a NASA botanist, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods, where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.

WALDEN, a debut play by Amy Berryman, directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, Uncle Vanya), will star Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Fehinti Balogun (Juliet, Naked) and Lydia Wilson (The Duchess of Malfi) at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Following a year of extraordinary challenge, and as British theatre begins to re-emerge from the devastating impact of the enforced shutdown, SFP announces a season of new plays for a new world. The RE:EMERGE season will create a space for vital, new voices and fresh talent in the West End, working alongside some of the industry’s greatest theatremakers and artists. The extraordinary collection of plays curated by SFP alongside Ian Rickson – Artistic Director for the season - tackles urgent issues integral to rebuilding our society, including structural inequality, climate change and the economics of truth in an internet age. Supported by Arts Council England thanks to National Lottery funding, RE:EMERGE will celebrate and support the theatre-makers of the future, and provide vital work for the freelance community.

Critic reviews

A great play and well worth seeing

· West End Wilma

Sci-fi drama ‘Walden’ is topical, futuristic, and a bit overly ambitious

· London Theatre

Star-studded sci-fi debut with Gemma Arterton is bursting with big ideas

· Evening Standard

Arterton is terrific as Stella

· WhatsOnStage

Arterton and the brilliant Lydia Wilson star as Nasa scientist sisters in a gutsy climate change sci-fi

Time Out

The dramatic conflicts between the characters never quite catch fire

· The Arts Desk

Sheltering in place: Alice Saville reviews Amy Berryman’s log cabin drama, set against a backdrop of global climate crisis

Exeunt

The West End takes a giant leap as the stars shine again

· The Telegraph

Thought-provoking

· The Stage

Gemma Arterton’s sister act reaches for the stars

· The Guardian

Brilliant performances from the trio

· Broadway World

Ingenious piece of drama

· Theatre Weekly

Full of interesting ideas entangled in a heartfelt story

· A Younger Theatre
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Date & time

Show ended
Fri 22 May - Sat 12 Jun 2021

This event has socially distanced seating, meaning seats can only be booked in spread out blocks. This is to ensure guests are spaced at a safe distance from each other during the performance.

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Venue

Panton Street SW1Y 4DN London, UK · Get Directions
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