Lyonesse Tickets

Lyonesse Tickets

Lyonesse: What to expect - 1
Lyonesse Tickets

About Lyonesse

Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James star in Penelope Skinner’s world premiere of Lyonesse at The Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End for a strictly limited season. Book your Lyonesse tickets on London Theatre now.

Lyonesse follows a talented actress named Elaine who disappeared mysteriously from public life 30 years ago. Now, this reclusive figure is mounting a comeback, and she wants to begin by telling her story to the world. To do that, she needs Kate, a young film executive. Kate travels to Elaine’s remote home in Cornwall for the interview. However, this sharply topical play promises to examine who really tells our stories and how women, in particular, rarely get to own the narrative.

Lyonesse is an exciting new work by British writer Penelope Skinner. She made an explosive debut in 2008 with Fucked at the Old Red Lion Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival, and she has continued to challenge audiences. For example, her comedy The Village Bike at the Royal Court starred Romola Garai as a sexually frustrated pregnant woman.

Ian Rickson, former artistic director of the Royal Court, directs Lyonesse. His extensive work includes Translations at the National Theatre, Jerusalem in the West End, Hamlet at the Young Vic, and The Seagull on Broadway.

The show stars two amazing actresses. Playing Elaine is Kristin Scott Thomas, a BAFTA winner for Four Weddings and a Funeral, an Olivier Award winner for The Seagull, and an Oscar nominee for The English Patient. She also played Elizabeth II in West End drama The Audience. Lily James, star of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Downton Abbey, and Cinderella will play Kate. On stage, she has starred in Romeo and Juliet and All About Eve in the West End.

See this talented team assemble for an intriguing new show. Book your Lyonesse tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2h 50m (incl. interval)

Start date

17th October, 2023

End date

23rd December, 2023




Production note
Themes of trauma, and strong language. The production is not able to guarantee the appearance of any specific actor due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.

Lyonesse cast and creative team

By: Penelope Skinner
Director: Ian Rickson
Cast list: Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, James Corrigan, Doon Mackichan, Sara Powell
Design: Georgia Lowe
Costumes: Georgia Lowe
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Tingying Dong
Other info: Original music by Stephen Warbeck


6 Panton Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4DN


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

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Assisted Performances

Captioned - 18th November 2.30pm

Audio-Described - 30th November, 7.30pm

BSL Interpreted - TBC

Frequently asked questions

What is Lyonesse about?

See Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James star at the Harold Pinter Theatre in Penelope Skinner's emotional and witty new play. When a young film executive travels to Cornwall to help with the comeback of a faded actress after thirty years out of the spotlight, it becomes clear that we don't always have control over our own narratives. Book tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Lyonesse?

Lyonesse runs for 2h 50m (incl. interval)

Which theatre is Lyonesse at?

Lyonesse is at London's Harold Pinter Theatre.

What is the age recommendation for Lyonesse?


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