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The Two Popes Tickets

The Two Popes Tickets
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About The Two Popes

From the writer of the Academy Award-winning Bohemian RhapsodyDarkest Hour and The Theory of Everything comes the play that sparked a major motion picture.

Nine years ago, Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world by resigning, the first Pope in 700 years to do so. What drove this archconservative to break with sacred tradition and make way for a former tango club bouncer and football-loving reformer with the common touch, to become Pope Francis?

Starring Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson, this gripping and entertaining new play from Anthony McCarten premiered at Royal & Derngate, Northampton in 2019 and was adapted into the multi-award-winning film for which McCarten was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Awards. 

Directed by James Dacre with original music by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning composer Anne Dudley.

The Two Popes is a fascinating and humorous story that shines a light into one of the world’s most secretive institutions. At its heart lies a timeless question: in moments of crisis, should we follow the rules or our conscience?

Rose Theatre in association with Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham and Oxford Playhouse present a Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Anthology Theatre co-production in association with Tara Finney Productions

Run time

2 hours 25 minutes (incl. interval)

Start date

9th September, 2022

End date

23rd September, 2022


The Two Popes cast and creative team

By: Anthony McCartern
Director: James Dacre
Cast list: Anton Lesser, Nicholas Woodeson, Lynsey Beauchamp, Leaphia Darko, Malcolm James, Angela Jones
Design: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting: Charles Balfour
Sound: David Gregory


24-26 High Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1HL, Kingston, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, KT1 1HL

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