based on Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend
adapted by Ben Power
songs by PJ Harvey and Ben Power
It begins like this. With the dusk and the storm and the Thames…
A storm rages and, in the darkest part of the night, a body is pulled from the swirling Thames.
Across the city, two young women confront an uncertain future. In Limehouse, Lizzie Hexam struggles to break free of the river and its dark secrets. On the other side of town, Bella Wilfer mourns a lost marriage. The appearance of the mysterious John Rokesmith has the potential to change their lives for ever. Will they sink or swim?
This romantic and propulsive thriller is a hymn to the city and the river that runs through it. Directed by Ian Rickson (Translations) and adapted by Ben Power (The Lehman Trilogy), with original songs throughout, the genius of Dickens meets the fierce musical imagination of acclaimed singer-songwriter, PJ Harvey.
This production is supported by the National Theatre’s Official Hotel Partner Edwardian Hotels.
Ami Tredrea trained at LAMDA.
Adaptation and lyrics
Music and lyrics
Set and Costume Designer
For the National Theatre: Romeo and Julie, Top Girls, Barber Shop Chronicles (also on international tour; Knight of Illumination Award), Beginning (also in the West End) and Cleansed.
Tingying Dong grew up in Beijing and studied in the Netherlands before moving to the UK. She trained at LAMDA and is a sound designer, composer and theatre-maker.
For the National Theatre: The Crucible (West End; sound system design), Much Ado About Nothing, The Corn is Green, Paradise, Romeo and Juliet (also for Sky Arts), War Horse (Tony Award; also West End, Broadway and on tour), Antony and Cleopatra, Julie, John, Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Yasmin Hafesji is a theatre director from London. She has directed new plays, reimagined classics, devised work, and youth theatre across the UK.
Monday – Thursday evenings and all matinees:
£20, £36, £46, £66, £86, £96
Friday & Saturday evenings:
£20, £39, £49, £69, £89, £99
Previews 10 – 15 April:
£20, £30, £36, £46, £56, £76
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Please note the 6.30pm start time on the following performances: Tue 14 May, Tue 28 May, Thu 6 Jun and Thu 13 Jun.
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No Chilled performance available.
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Are planned to be available for performances of London Tide from 7pm, Wednesday 24 April.
Photo by Spencer Murphy