My Name is Lucy Barton

2 June - 23 June 2018 Choose Dates & Book

Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn’t seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life.

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout’s best-selling short novel, a haunting dramatic monologue, captivated readers in 2016.

Lucy Barton will be played by three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney, making her London debut.

“Deeply affecting, heartbreaking. A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships, weaving family tapestries with compassion, wisdom and insight.” The Observer

Laura Linney Photo: Jason Bell

Linney is simply superb

The Times ★★★★★

Elizabeth Strout’s novel works outstandingly on stage.

The Guardian ★★★★

A deeply affecting performance of real directness. Richard Eyre's production is exquisitely modulated.

Independant ★★★★

Rona Munro has skilfully and faithfully adapted Strout’s novel

Evening Standard ★★★★

This is special. A magical performance. Deeply sensitive and beautifully modulated. Extraordinary and wonderful. ★★★★★
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Ticket Prices
£55, £45, £35, £25, £15
Reduced prices for previews and midweek matinees
Premium tickets available

Young Bridge can access an exclusive allocation of £15 tickets (subject to availability)
£15 Days Seats available in person from the box office
Try your luck in the daily TodayTix lottery for the chance to book £20 tickets

Performance Schedule
Monday to Saturday 7.45pm & Saturday 2.30pm
The performance on Wednesday 6 June will start at 7pm

About 90 minutes, with no interval.

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Laura Linney
Lucy Barton
Laura Linney

Creative Team

Richard Eyre
Elizabeth Strout
Adapted by
Rona Munro
Bob Crowley
Lighting Design
Peter Mumford
Sound Design
John Leonard
Projection Design
Luke Halls