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Watch on the Rhine Tickets

Watch on the Rhine Tickets

About Watch on the Rhine

Summer 1940. On a peaceful morning in her Washington D.C. living room, widow Fanny Farrelly anxiously awaits the return of her daughter and her German husband, fleeing Europe with their children.

As night falls, dark secrets emerge, and this American sanctuary becomes even more dangerous than what they left behind.

Known for her success on Broadway (The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour) Lillian Hellman was also a brilliant activist, ahead of her time. WATCH ON THE RHINE is her masterpiece political thriller, given a timely revival by director Ellen McDougall.

Show warnings: please note this section contains spoilers

The play contains references to concentration camps, shooting, bombing and refugees all in the context of WWII.
There are also references to gambling, bribery and murder.
There are scenes of physical violence.

Run time

2 hours 30 minutes (incl. interval)

Start date

December 16th, 2022

End date

January 4th, 2023



Audiences Say
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Funny, Slow

5 reviews on Show-Score

Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing
85 / 100
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining
85 / 100
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Clever
83 / 100
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Watch on the Rhine cast and creative team

By: Lillian Hellman
Director: Ellen McDougall
Cast list: Patricia Hodge, Kate Duchêne, Caitlin FitzGerald, John Light, Carlyss Peer, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Mark Waschke, David Webber, Finley Glasgow, Tamar Laniado, Chloe Raphael, Bertie Caplan and Henry Hunt
Design: Basia Bińkowska
Lighting: Azusa Ono
Sound: Tingying Dong


41 Earlham Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9LX UK


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Cambridge Circus Stop D) 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176

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Access performances

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Monday 23 January 7.30pm
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 28 January 2.30pm, touch tour at 1pm
BSL PERFORMANCE: Saturday 21 January 2.30pm


Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

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