Mon - Sat, 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm
Opening Night: Wed 23 Feb, 7pm
Socially Distanced Performances
Tue 8 Mar, 7.30pm - Relaxed performance
Wed 9 Mar, 2.30pm
Wed 9 Mar, 7.30pm
Thu 10 Mar, 7.30pm - Captioned performance
Fri 18 Mar, 7.30pm - Audio Described performance
£10, £20, £35, £50
Previews: £10, £20, £27, £34
Public booking: Tue 21 Dec, midday
Boxers are like painters, both smear their blood on the canvas.
New York, 1984. Fifty-six-year-old Andy Warhol’s star is falling. Jean-Michel Basquiat is the new wonder-kid taking the art world by storm. When Basquiat agrees to collaborate with Warhol on a new exhibition, it soon becomes the talk of the city.
As everyone awaits the ‘greatest exhibition in the history of modern art', the two artists embark on a shared journey, both artistic and deeply personal, that re-draws both their worlds.
Paul Bettany (The Avengers, Wandavision) is the iconic Warhol and Jeremy Pope (Hollywood, Choir Boy, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations) plays the magnetic Basquiat in the world premiere of Anthony McCarten’s thrilling new drama, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah.
This show contains themes of racism, mental illness, death, and grief. There are references to drugs and guns, as well as use of strong language and racist language.
Artwork design by Emilie Chen
Writer Anthony McCarten
Director Kwame Kwei-Armah
Set & Costume Designer Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson
Sound Designer Emma Laxton
Casting Isabella Odoffin CDG
Projection Designer Duncan McLean
Composer Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Assistant Director & Production Dramaturg Olivia Nwabali
With Sofia Barclay, Paul Bettany, Alec Newman and Jeremy Pope
Relaxed Performance: Tue 8 Mar, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 10 Mar, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Fri 18 Mar, 7.30pm