Bluets Tickets

Bluets Tickets

Bluets: What to expect - 1
Bluets Tickets

About Bluets

Maggie Nelson's critically acclaimed prose and poetry hybrid book, Bluets, has been adapted for the stage and is coming to the West End in a heart-touching play about depression, heartbreak, and the colour blue. Book Bluets tickets on London Theatre.

Bluets in London has an incredibly talented cast, including Ben Whishaw, who is the voice of Paddington in the Paddington movies; Emma D'Arcy, who played Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon; and Kayla Meikle, who played DS Liz Willan in The Girl Before.

"The Royal Court is a theatre I always feel excited to enter. I'm so thrilled to have this chance to perform there again with two performers Emma D'Arcy and Kayla Meikle I find just extraordinary,” Whishaw said in a statement. “I haven’t been on a stage since before the pandemic so I’m a little nervous — but very happy indeed to be sharing with people Margaret Perry’s completely beautiful adaptation of Maggie Nelson’s great, great book Bluets."

Bluets was originally developed at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg in 2019. Katie Mitchell (The Seagull, Anatomy of a Suicide) directed the original 2019 run and is now directing the West End show as well.

This first-person narrator play uniquely connects the audience to the characters' thoughts and feelings throughout the story of the narrator's love for blue and the feelings associated with the colour. They endure heartbreak and depression and draw inspiration from artists like Joni Mitchell and Andy Warhol.

The stripped-down set design allows the actor's talents to be on full display throughout the journey of love, loss, and desire centered around the enduring love for the colour blue.

Access Performances
Captioned performance - Friday 28th June 7.30pm & Saturday 29th June 1.30pm
Audio Described performance - Saturday 29th June 1.30pm (Tour Tour 12pm)

Run time

1hr 20min. No interval.

Start date

17th May, 2024

End date

29th June, 2024



Ages 14+.

Our Review

'Bluets' review – Ben Whishaw, Emma D’Arcy and Kayla Meikle excel in this dreamlike production

3 of 5
25 May 2024, 09:30
Read our review of new stage adaptation Bluets, directed by Katie Mitchell, now in performances at the Royal Court to 29 June.

Stars on stage


Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8AS


Location: Off-West End
Railway station: Sloane Square
Bus numbers: (Sloane Square Station Stop D) 19, 22, 137, 452

More information about Bluets

Frequently asked questions

What is Bluets about?

Bluets, based on Maggie Nelson's critically acclaimed book of the same name, is now in the West End starring Ben Whishaw (Paddington), Emma D’Arcy (House of the Dragon), and Kayla Meikle (The Girl Before).

Where is Bluets playing?

Bluets is playing at Royal Court. The theatre is located in Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS.

How long is Bluets?

The running time of Bluets is 1hr 20min. No interval.

How do you book tickets for Bluets?

Book tickets for Bluets on London Theatre.

What's the age requirement for Bluets?

The recommended age for Bluets is Ages 14+..

Who wrote Bluets?

Maggie Nelson wrote the book Bluets, and playwright Margaret Perry adapted it for the stage.

Who directed Bluets?

Multi-award-winning director Katie Mitchell stages Bluets.

Is Bluets appropriate for kids?

Bluets includes themes of loss and depression that young children may not understand.

Is Bluets good?

Bluets is based on the critically acclaimed book of the same name. Sophie Mackintosh in the the Guardian calls it “the book that changed my life.” The highly anticipated West End adaptation boasts a powerhouse cast and an award-winning director. This thought-provoking play isn’t one you want to miss.


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