South Bank London

Till the Stars Come Down

This new play is a passionate and hilarious portrayal of a larger-than-life family dealing with a changing world.


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24 Jan - 16 Mar 2024

Ticket Information

Tickets from £20

Location Info

National Theatre, London, UK

It’s Sylvia and Marek’s wedding and you are all invited.

Over the course of a hot summer’s day, a family gathers to welcome a newcomer into their midst. But as the vodka flows and dances are shared, passions boil over and the limits of love are tested.

What happens when the happiest day of your life opens the door to a new, frightening and uncertain future?

Directed by Bijan Sheibani (A Taste of Honey, Barber Shop Chronicles), this new play by former National Theatre writer-in-residence Beth Steel (The House of Shades) is a passionate, heartbreaking and hilarious portrayal of a larger-than-life family struggling to come to terms with a changing world.

Staged in the round, this sharp and witty new play mixes the personal and the political with the story flowing across one day and one (eventful) wedding.

What the critics say:

"Beth Steel’s new drama is dazzlingly performed and full of pain, joy and laughter in a deft production by Bijan Sheibani" - The Guardian

"A funny, heartbreaking piece of writing, wonderfully acted, tenderly directed" - TimeOut

"Stellar cast shines in uproarious family drama" - The Standard

"Finally - an authentic working-class drama" - The Times

"An excellent ensemble, sweep the audience up in the delightfully detailed trials and tribulations of the day. But underneath the frills and frosting, this is a serious state-of-the-nation play about a changing Britain." - Financial Times

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