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About People, Places & Things

The original production of the modern classic People, Places & Things returns to the West End for a limited run. It is a powerful exploration of addiction, led by its original Olivier-winning star, Denise Gough. Book People, Places & Things tickets on London Theatre today.

The Olivier Award-nominated play People, Places & Things was first performed at the National Theatre in 2015, followed by a West End transfer and a limited run at New York’s St Ann’s Warehouse (six Drama Desk Award nominations).

Duncan Macmillan’s incisive play is directed by former Headlong artistic director Jeremy Herrin (A Mirror, Wolf Hall, This House), and the stylish production is designed by Bunny Christie (Guys & Dolls, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

Denise Gough won Olivier and Critics’ Circle Awards for her performance as Emma, an actress who struggles to distinguish reality from fantasy and takes refuge in drugs and alcohol. One of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, Gough won a second Olivier Award for her performance in Angels in America at the National Theatre, and was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway transfer. On screen, Gough was nominated for a Best Actress BAFTA TV Award for ITV’s Too Close, and is known for her role as Dedra Meero in Star Wars prequel spinoff Andor.

London Theatre’s five-star review of the 2016 West End run admired how Gough “steals this fierce, uncompromising play with a heart-stopping intensity” and observed that “the play, though it is undeniably harrowing and hard to watch at times, is so full of empathy and feeling that — like the 12 Steps themselves— it works when you embrace it.”

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Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.

Start date

3rd May, 2024

End date

10th August, 2024


Ages 14+.

Production note
Contains strong language and themes of addiction, depictions of substance abuse, and references to suicide. Strobe lighting effects and the smoking of herbal cigarettes will be used. No Latecomers admitted.
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551 Reviews

Katie 335834

Katie 335834

109 Reviews | 6 Followers
Must see, Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like amazing performances and hard hitting plays

Don’t see it if You want something upbeat



548 Reviews | 136 Followers
Intense, Intelligent, Outstanding lead

See it if you like hard-hitting theater that works on all cylinders, smart script, bolt of energy direction, creative design & exceptional lead actor.

Don’t see it if topics of drug & alcohol abuse are not your thing, or can't take loud music & other sensory-stimulating stage effects. But it's a must-see.

Catherine 352

Catherine 352

106 Reviews | 11 Followers
Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you like an insightful and intellectual drama. Would resonate to those who have disillusioned by reality.

Don’t see it if you are sensory sensitive. There is a long sequence of flashing lights with loud noises. If you are not for a wordy play with sad themes.

Viki Robb-Leech

Viki Robb-Leech

39 Reviews | 1 Followers
Great staging, Edgy, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are into modern theatre, current affairs and new epic theatre tech.

Don’t see it if You have triggers surrounding drugs and alcohol abuse

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Our Review

'People, Places & Things' review — Denise Gough's performance is nothing short of extraordinary

5 of 5
15 May 2024, 08:16
Read our five-star review of Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things, now in performances at the Trafalgar Theatre until 10 August.

Stars on stage


14 Whitehall, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2DY


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
Night bus numbers: (Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381 (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551 Car park: The nearest Q-Park carpark is CHINATOWN, Newport Place WC2H 7PU. Directions from tube: (5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

More information about People, Places & Things

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is People, Places & Things about?

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the original production of Duncan Macmillan’s lacerating play People, Places & Things starring its original lead, the Olivier Award-winning Denise Gough. She returns to the role of Emma, an actress who is addicted to drugs and alcohol but can’t bring herself to let go of them. London Theatre gave the West End run a glowing five-star review in 2016.

Where is People, Places & Things located?

Trafalgar Theatre. The address is London, Greater London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2DY.

Where is People, Places & Things playing?

People, Places & Things is playing at Trafalgar Theatre. The theatre is located in 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY.

How long is People, Places & Things?

The running time of People, Places & Things is 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.

How do you book tickets for People, Places & Things?

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What's the age requirement for People, Places & Things?

The recommended age for People, Places & Things is Ages 14+..

How much do tickets cost for People, Places & Things?

Tickets for People, Places & Things start at £44.

Who wrote People, Places & Things?

Duncan Macmillan is the writer of People, Places & Things.

Who directed People, Places & Things?

Jeremy Herrin is the director of People, Place & Things.

Is People, Places & Things good?

Yes: Denise Gough reprises her Olivier Award-winning lead role in Duncan Macmillan’s gripping study of addiction, in a remount of the original production by Jeremy Herrin.

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