The Glow Tickets London Theatre

The Glow Tickets

“People find me. When it’s dark.”

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17 January 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“The latest from Alistair McDowall—whose sci-fi drama X was a thrill in Sloane Square and whose creepy Pomona has become as much a cult as Sarah Kane’s Blasted -- has been a long time coming, but should prove worth the wait. Director Vicky Featherstone has assembled a cracking cast --- Fisayo Akinade, Rakie Ayola, Tadhg Murphy and Ria Zmitrowicz—for story that begins in an asylum in 1863 where a nameless female amnesiac is selected to be a medium’s new assistant. What could possibly go wrong?”
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1863. An asylum.

A woman locked in a windowless cell, with no memory as to who she is, or how she arrived there.

When spiritualist medium Mrs Lyall requires a new assistant, this nameless woman seems the perfect candidate.

But as the woman’s past begins to reveal itself, so do new powers neither are prepared for.

“Matter may decay, but the spirit persists. The energy we exude remains.”

The Glow was the 2018 Pinter Commission, an award given annually by Lady Antonia Fraser to support a new commission at the Royal Court Theatre.

Critic reviews

A mind-bending, ambitious play, which attempts impossible things


Bizarre, beautiful and breathtaking

· The Arts Desk

Myth and history collide in a sci-fi spine-tingler

· The Guardian


· The Stage

If you surrender to it, it's utterly exhilarating and absorbing

· WhatsOnStage

Haunting and brilliant drama

· Time Out

An evening of tense, ethereal entertainment

· Londonist

A fresh, profound story that sticks in the mind

· The Upcoming

Confusing time-travelling drama tinkers with history

· The Telegraph

A beguiling, baffling ride for the mind

· Evening Standard

Alistair McDowall’s sci-fi epic is a game of two halves

· The Independent

A pacy and mysterious thriller through time

· London Theatre

A technical triumph, but a narrative failure

· Broadway World

A clumsy fantasy

· The Times
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Date & time

Show ended
Fri 21 Jan - Sat 5 Mar, 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm


Sloane Square SW1W 8AS London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
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