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People, Places & Things

By Duncan Macmillan
a co-production with Gavin Kalin Productions, Mark Gordon Pictures/Eilene Davidson Productions, Seaview and Second Half Productions

Booking and details

3 May — 10 August 2024
Book tickets with ATG
The event location is

Trafalgar Theatre

14 Whitehall

Mon – Sat evenings at 7.30pm
Wed and Sat matinees at 2.30pm

All ticket sales are managed by ATG Tickets. For more information, visit the Trafalgar Theatre website.


Duncan Macmillan’s intoxicating hit play People, Places & Things, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies, This House) and designed by Tony Award®-winner Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), makes a triumphant return to London this May.

Denise Gough reprises her Olivier Award-winning role as Emma, a struggling actress whose life is spinning recklessly out of control.

Gough’s ‘explosive and fearless performance’ (Hollywood Reporter) has garnered acclaim in London and New York, with critics hailing her performance as ‘stunning’ (Time Out), ‘ingenious’ (The New York Times) and ‘unmissable’ (Evening Standard).

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

Strictly limited 14-week season begins 3rd May.

The original National Theatre and Headlong production.

Reviews for the original production in London and New York



A smiling woman in a faux fur coat sitting in a photography studio with lighting equipment and a camera tripod in the background.
Play Video

Watch an Interview with Denise Gough


Age recommendation: 14+
Contains strong language and references to drugs.
Strobe lighting effects will also be used.


Production team


Duncan Macmillan

Duncan Macmillan


Jeremy Herrin

Jeremy Herrin

Set Designer

Bunny Christie

Bunny Christie

Costume Designer

Christina Cunningham

Lighting Designer

James Farncombe

James Farncombe


Matthew Herbert

Matthew Herbert

Sound Designer

Tom Gibbons

Tom Gibbons

Video Designer

Andrzej Goulding


Polly Bennett

Polly Bennett


Jessica Ronane CDG CSA

Jessica Ronane CDG CSA

Original Casting

Wendy Spon

Ticket prices

Tickets from £20

Groups Rates

Monday to Thursday evenings
Groups of 10+ – £45 per ticket on Band A and B tickets
Exclusions: Weeks commencing 27 May, 22 July, 29 July and 5 August.
Thursday matinees
Groups of 10+ – £39.50 per ticket on Band A and B tickets
Exclusions: Weeks commencing 27 May, 22 July, 29 July and 5 August.


Education Rates

Groups 10+ – £25 per ticket plus 1 free teacher per 10 paying students (11th ticket)
Valid on seats in the Circle only on Monday-Thursday evening performances. Valid on seats in the Stalls on Thursday matinee performances.
Exclusions: Weeks commencing 27 May, 22 July, 29 July and 5 August.

Groups/Schools Bookings via Trafalgar: 0207 206 1174.

Calls to 02 & 03 numbers are charged at standard geographic rate and are included in any call plan minutes.

Assisted performances

Audio-described performances:

Saturday 13 July, 2.30pm & Thursday 25 July, 7.30pm

British Sign Language Interpreted performance:

Saturday 20 July, 2.30pm

Captioned performances:

Saturday 6 July, 2.30pm & Tuesday 16 July, 7.30pm

Access tickets are bookable via Trafalgar Theatre only.


Accessibility Assistance: 0333 009 5399

Type Talk / Text phone: 18001 0333 009 5399


Artwork photography by Matt Humphrey. Artwork design by Bob King Creative