The Pianist of Willesden Lane

The Pianist of Willesden Lane Tickets

St James Theatre
West End
1 hour 30 minutes

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna's storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream - as she is torn from her family and set onto the Kindertransport to London.


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Adapted by Hershey Felder; Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.
Hershey Felder, with Samantha F Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Robert M. Birmingham
Hershey Felder
Christopher Rynne and Jason Bieber
Hershey Felder and Trevor Hay
Jaclyn Maduff
Cast list: 
Mona Golabek
Other info: 
Projection design by Andrew Wilder
The Pianist of Willesden Lane Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
Available from: 
Friday, 30 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Sunday, 16 October, 2016
Sunday, 16 October, 2016
12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
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Latest The Pianist of Willesden Lane News & Features

The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Pianist of Willesden Lane extends booking to 22 October 2016

Hit play The Pianist of Willesden Lane has announced that it has extended its booking at the St James Theatre in Victoria by six performances, running until 22 October 2016 due to popular demand.

Monday, August 15, 2016
Top London Theatre Drama this September

With summer now firmly upon us and many theatrical eyes looking north to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to provide top drama, September brings with it not only its usual back-to-school vibe but also a whole host of exciting new plays to London's West End and beyond. Whilst musicals have been the focus of much of 2016, London is gearing up to welcome a number of excellent plays that are bound to suit a wide variety of tastes.

Our Review

There's something fundamentally remarkable about Lisa Jura's story of resilience and the overwhelming power of music. Though the plot sounds like a Hollywood film, the fact that it's a true story and one that is told skilfully by her own daughter, Mona Golabek not only makes it all the more compelling but also provides a sense of attachment that makes for an utterly moving piece of theatre.... Read more

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