Here Lies Love

a revolutionary musical experience from DAVID BYRNE and FATBOY SLIM

The Public Theater production

‘Killer beats. Excellent ensemble. As much fun as I've had in a theatre all year.’ Time Out

Here Lies Love. Imelda Marcos with a microphone against a vivid coloured background

Here Lies Love

Fresh from taking New York by storm, this revolutionary musical experience by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim arrives at the National Theatre for a strictly limited run.

‘A life-giving, roof-raising, booty-shaking blast of pure joy.’

Here Lies Love traces the astonishing journey of Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines, from her meteoric rise to power to descent into infamy and disgrace.

The new Dorfman Theatre is transformed into a pulsating club for this immersive theatrical event; Alex Timbers’ production combines heart-pounding beats with adrenaline-fuelled choreography and a remarkable 360-degree staging.

Dress comfortably, and come ready to dance!

Suitable for 14yrs+

Find out more on the official website for Here Lies Love at the Public Theater, New York City.

Important information for audiences

Standing tickets

  • Actors and pieces of set move through the performance space in the Pit; standing audiences will move with them.
  • Dancing is encouraged! Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.
  • Coats and bags must be left in the cloakroom before entering the auditorium.

Seated tickets

  • Seated tickets are available in the Circle and Gallery. Wheelchair spaces are available in the Circle; for information about accessible seating, please call 020 7452 3000.

Performance notes

    The show contains loud music, smoke and haze and strobe lights.

  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Three Days poster with title_v2
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • National Youth Theatre: Consensual.  2 teenagers in school uniform, one with her hand over the boys mouth
  • National Youth Theatre: Wuthering Heights, Title in black, over a photo of a young woman dancing in a nightclub
  • National Youth Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, Title in white, over a B&W photo of a V for Vendetta mask
  • Husbands and Sons. Photo of Anne-Marie Duff
  • The Comedy of Errors. Watercolour illustration
  • As You Like It. Photo of Rosalie Craig
  • Waste. Image: Charcoal on paper a man's head, smudged, by Valentin van der Meulen. ‘Untitled 07’. 2013.
  • I  Want My Hat Back. Cartoon animals in black agaist an orange background
  • Evening at the Talk House. A decomposing dessert on a cake stand
  • Here We Go, shadowy, blurred figures, blue against a white background
  • - a grinning cartoon cat
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Photo of Sharon D Clarke by Seamus Ryan
  • Iphigenia in Splott
  • Cleansed. Photo: Untitled by Birgit Kahle
  • The Solid Life of Sugar Water
  • Les Blancs / The Whites
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • The Suicide. Photography by Jay Brooks