Joshua Harmon’s new play Admissions is set to transfer to the West End next month, starring actor Alex Kingston at Trafalgar Studios. Having premiered on Broadway last year, Admissionsis set in the admissions department of a US school with its sights set on Ivy League status. It centres around the head of the department Sherri and her husband who is also the school’s headmaster. Directed by Daniel Aukin, it will run at Trafalgar Studios One from 28th February, with tickets now on sale.
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 will run at Trafalgar Studios from 28th February 2019, with tickets now on sale.
The play will star 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.
Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York's Lincoln Center, producers of Oslo.
Sherri is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about it.
When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend - who 'ticks more boxes' - is accepted, Sherri's personal ambition collides with her progressive values.
Piercing and provocative, Admissions dares to question whether the race to the top is ever simply black and white.