4.3 (19) · Contemporary

Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York's Lincoln...

“It's not often that a play receives the full spectrum of responses from critics. This provocative comedy has had everything from 5 star to 1 star reviews, so you know that at the very least it's going to be an interesting night. Set in the US, Admissions follows a family of white liberals whose principles and personal ambitions clash when their son doesn’t get into Yale, but his best friend, who is black, does. Hypocrisy, privilege and prejudice are all in the mix in this sharp comedy starring Alex Kingston.”


Sherri is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about it.

When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend - who 'ticks more boxes' - is accepted, Sherri's personal ambition collides with her progressive values.

Critic reviews

A painfully predictable, screamingly schematic play from Bad Jews writer Joshua Harmon, starring Alex Kingston

The Stage

An astute but improvable skewering of liberal hypocrisy

The Telegraph

A frequently furious debate play that swirls around issues of entitlement, white privilege and positive discrimination

London Theatre

A fiery reduction of the divisions that fuel national conversations of access and privilege

The Upcoming

Provocative, bracingly funny and persistently challenging, this is a drama with claws

Broadway World

Covering race, class and educational bias, this is a play guaranteed to make white liberals shift uneasily in their seats

The Guardian

US college drama on educational prejudice needs some revision

Evening Standard

It's a clever production of a script which doesn't deliver on its final A-grade


Alex Kingston stars in this woeful American comedy

Time Out

What a punch to the kidneys for liberal snoots. Peppery, provocative, riveting stuff

The Sunday Times

Despite his best intentions Harmon’s play fails to make the case for more nuanced thinking

Financial Times

Date & time

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Thu 28 Feb - Sat 25 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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