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The Normal Heart
The Normal Heart Tickets

The Normal Heart Tickets

10 Sep 2021 - 6 Nov 2021
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The Normal Heart Information

Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, in a co-production with Fictionhouse. Directed by Dominic Cooke, Kramer's largely autobiographical play about the AIDS crisis in 1980 New York has not been performed professionally in London since its European premiere in 1986. The Normal Heart tickets are available on London Theatre now.

The Normal Heart is set in early 1980s New York, and explores the impact of the AIDS crisis. Channelling his anger at the systems in place, writer and activist Ned Weeks aims to unite the gay community to talk about their rights to survive. Ben Daniels will play Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart at the National Theatre. 

The Normal Heart was first performed in London at the Royal Court in 1986. After an acclaimed off-West End run, The Normal Heart transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre, with cast members winning Olivier Awards. The Normal Heart is at the Olivier Theatre from 23 September.

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Run time

2 hours 45 minutes (inc. interval)

Opening date

September 10th, 2021

Closing date

November 6th, 2021

Booking from

October 18th, 2021

Booking until

November 6th, 2021


Olivier Theatre


Larry Kramer's searing, urgent drama, set (and written) at the height of the AIDS crisis, returns to London

Cast and creative

By: Larry Kramer
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast list: Ben Daniels, Dino Fetscher, Robert Bowman, Richard Cant, Liz Carr, Daniel Krikler, Daniel Monks, Elander Moore, Luke Norris, Henry Nott, Freddie Stabb and Danny Lee Wynter.
Design: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting: Paule Constable
Costume: Lisa Duncan
Sound: Carolyn Downing

Our review

Photo credit: Ben Daniels and Dino Fetscher in The Normal Heart (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

It is astonishing to think that Larry Kramer's largely autobiographical play debuted in 1985, right in the midst of the AIDS crisis. No wonder it feels like a missive from the battlefield, blood and shrapnel clinging to every word. Staged during a different kind of plague (in fact, this revival was delayed by the pandemic), it takes on new meaning, too, but this is first and foremost a terrible cry from history.The play's standout character is the late Kramer's avatar: infuriating activist Ned...

Latest The Normal Heart News & Features

Photo by David Reiss

As soon as Dino Fetscher went on one of his first vacations post-lockdown, he scored an audition for The Normal Heart at The National Theatre, a play he had read in drama school and is very close to him."If I really want to get a job, all I need to do is book a holiday," Fetscher jokes over Zoom. "And then without a doubt, I get a job that clashes with the dates."Fetscher ultimately landed the role of Felix Turner, a closeted reporter in 1980s New York who falls in love with Ned Weeks, inspired...

Photo credit: Ben Daniels (Photo by National Theatre)

UPDATE: In an article from The Guardian, The Normal Heart will open at some point in 2021. Details on performance dates and on sale dates are to be announced.Following Death of England: Delroy and Dick Whittington, Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart will be at the National Theatre in 2021. Performances will be staged in-the-round.First performed in 1985, The Normal Heart deals with the rise of HIV/AIDs in New York City in the early eighties. Kramer's autobiographical play transferred to London's...

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