Read our four-star review of Ivo van Hove’s crushing and poignant adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s best-selling novel, starring James Norton and Luke Thompson.
A Little Life - Harold Pinter Theatre Tickets
A Little Life - Harold Pinter Theatre Information
Ivo van Hove directs an all-star cast in Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life in the West End. A Little Life tickets are available on London Theatre now.
Acclaimed writer Hanya Yanagihara’s second novel A Little Life quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. The Booker Prize-nominated novel about four college friends in New York City earned unanimous praise — it was later shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Now, Yanigahara collaborates with Koen Tachelet and Ivo van Hove on bringing her novel to the stage.
An eight-strong cast will deliver a marathon performance in this gripping adaptation. The core group of friends is played by BAFTA-nominated Happy Valley actor James Norton plays Jude, joined by Bridgerton’s Luke Thompson as Willem, It’s a Sin’s Omari Douglas as JB, and The Witcher’s Zach Wyatt as Malcolm. Between this quartet, they’ve worked on groundbreaking television series. Now, they come together for a bold, visionary production for the ages.
What is A Little Life about?
Four boys lived together in college and moved to New York City after graduation in search of a brighter future. They’ve all got different dreams: an aspiring actor named Willem, a budding painter named JB, an agitated architect named Malcolm, and a successful lawyer named Jude. Their lives revolve around Jude, a mysterious character who only opens up to Willem, creating tension between the friends.
As the decades fly by, Willem, JB, and Malcolm always find themselves drawn to Jude and his past. Even though Jude’s highly successful, he’s haunted by a past that comes to define him forever. When secrets come to light, the foursome finally learn what it means to love.
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Captioned: Wednesday 7th June, 7pm
Audio Described: Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 7pm
BSL: Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 7pm
Strobe Lights used in the show.
Cast and creative
By: Ivo van Hove, Koen Tachelet, and Hanya Yanagihara, based on the novel of the same name by Hanya Yanagihara
Director: Ivo van Hove
Cast list: James Norton, Luke Thompson, Omari Douglas, Zach Wyatt, Elliot Cowman, Zubin Varla, Nathalie Armin, Emilio Doorgasingh
Set: Jan Versweyeld
Costume: An D'Huys
Lighting: Jan Versweyveld
Sound: Eric Sleichim