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Award-winning author Joshua Harmon’s play Admissions gets its UK premiere starring Alex Kingston this February following a successful run on Broadway in 2018.
Set in the admissions department of a New England prep school, the play follows Sherri who, alongside her husband who is also the school’s headmaster, has managed to drag the school into the 21st century. But just as the institution has prestigious Ivy League status in its grasp, the personal interests of the couple clash with their professional values.
The play is written by Joshua Harmon, whose previous theatre work includes the plays Bad Jews and Significant Other.
Admissions is running at Trafalgar Studios from 28th February 2019, with tickets now on sale.
The play stars Alex Kingston, who is best known for starring in the NBC US TV series ER, and guest starring in Doctor Who. On stage she starred in the West End production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Garrick Theatre in 2008, and she played Lady Macbeth opposite Kenneth Branagh as part of Manchester International Festival in 2015.
Tickets for Admissions are on sale now.