Rockets and Blue Lights
On the set of a new film about Victorian artist JMW Turner, young actress Lou is haunted by an unresolved history. Meanwhile, in 1840 Londoners Lucy and Thomas try to come to terms with the meaning of freedom.
Moving between London past and present, we embark on a powerfully personal voyage through time.
Directed by Miranda Cromwell, and first staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, this astonishing and fiercely political new play by Winsome Pinnock was named winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award.
We can’t wait to welcome you for live performances
We're proud to be See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre, so you can feel confident and safe knowing that staff, artists and audiences are COVID-secure based on the latest government guidelines.
You can also rest assured that our theatres and public areas are well ventilated and undergo enhanced cleaning between every show.
In advance of your visit, you will receive an email with a specific arrival time.
Due to the layout of the Dorfman theatre and audience proximity to performers, please note that we need audiences to wear a face covering throughout, including during the performance. This is to support the continued welfare and safety of performers, staff and audiences. If you are exempt, we would appreciate you advising front of house staff on arrival.
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Please note: this production features flashing lights. It also contains provocative language, some violent scenes, acts of racial violence, and moments and themes that some people may find distressing; you can find out more in our Help centre.
Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund