The Sunset Limited

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Boulevard Theatre, London
The Sunset Limited
Boulevard Theatre, London
Our Review 4 / 5

Two men meet on a subway platform; the chance encounter instantly changing the trajectory of both their lives.  Thrown together, their conversation quickly turns to the most essential and existential questions facing humanity. While their beliefs seem irreconcilable, the answers they seek could mean the difference between life and death.

Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton star in The Sunset Limited, staged as part of the inaugural season at the Boulevard Theatre.

Multi-award-winning writer Cormac McCarthy‘s gripping play explores redemption, faith and free will. His celebrated other works include The Road, All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men. 

The London premiere of The Sunset Limited will be directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Terry Johnson, whose credits include West End hits Mrs Henderson Presents, La Cage aux Folles and The Graduate. 

Previews from |
16th January 2020
Opening date |
21st January 2020
Booking from |
29th February 2020
Available until |
29th February 2020
Closes |
29th February 2020
Run time |
90 minutes
Cormac McCarthy
Terry Johnson
Tim Shortall
Cast list:
Gary Beadle, Jasper Britton

Boulevard Theatre Venue Information

Boulevard Theatre, 6 Walker's Court, London, W1F 0BT
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Sunset Limited


We inevitably each bring a lot of baggage to this thing called life, just as we do to this thing called going to the theatre. And some plays speak to us (or about us) more personally than is perhaps comfortable, which makes them resonate all the more powerfully. Such is the case with The Sunset Limited, a play about a middle-aged college professor who is saved from the brink of throwing himself in front of a subway train by a stranger. Read more

Latest The Sunset Limited News & Features

Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton: "The Sunset Limited asks questions about belief and faith"
Tuesday, 21 January, 2020, 16:28
The lives of two men who find themselves together on a subway platform are the sole characters in Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 play The Sunset Limited. After a world premiere in 2006 and a subsequent film adaptation in 2011 starring Samuel L. Jackson, Terry Johnson directs the play’s London premiere at the Boulevard Theatre. Opening tonight at the Soho venue, we spoke with The Sunset Limited co-stars Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton about the big questions asked in the show,...
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Full casting announced for The Sunset Limited at the Boulevard Theatre
Monday, 25 November, 2019, 14:47
Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton Casting for the London premiere of The Sunset Limited has been announced, with performances at the Boulevard Theatre from January 2020. First staged in 2006, Cormac McCarthy’s play follows two men whose lives are changed when they meet on a subway platform, with different beliefs on life’s greatest existential questions that face humanity, in a gripping play on faith, free-will and redemption. Gary Beadle will play the role of...
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