After a super successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Laura Wade's smash hit play The Watsons is transferring to West End's Harold Pinter Theatre. The play ingeniously concludes Jane Austen's unfinished novel of the same name, making it imperative viewing for fans of the legendary author. The Watsons received unanimous critical acclaim for Wade's writing and her ability to capture Austen's trademark wit with her words. The play will open for a limited engagement from 8th May 2020 with a closing date set for 26th September 2020. If you enjoy classics with a fresh twist, The Watsons is the perfect show for you.
About the Show
The Watsons first debuted at the Chichester Festival Theatre before transferring to the Menier Chocolate Factory in Autumn 2019. The show enjoyed sold-out performances night after night. The Watsons received glowing reviews from professional critics and audiences alike, making the transfer to the much bigger Harold Pinter Theatre an anticipated event. The witty and humorous play is written by Laura Wade and adapted from Jane Austen’s unfinished novel. Wade has written plays including ‘Home, I'm Darling’, ‘Posh’, and more. ‘Home, I'm Darling’ won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Comedy, making Wade an overnight success and one of West End's finest playwrights. The Watsons is directed by Samuel West with Ben Stones handling design and Gregory Clarke working on sound design. The show features a talented ensemble including Grace Molony, Sam Alexander, Jane Booker and Louise Ford.
The Watsons is based on writer Jane Austen’s unfinished novel of the same name. Since Austen never got the chance to finish the plot, playwright Laura Wade picks up exactly where Austen left off. The story revolves around 19-year-old Emma Watson. Emma is new in town and looking for a rich husband and a good marriage. Faced with a life of poverty if she and her sisters don’t marry, Emma must act fast and find herself a suitable, rich husband. Will she pick the castle-owning Lord Osborne or the smooth-talking Tom Musgrave? Watch the play at Harold Pinter Theatre to find out!
Mon - Sat - 7:30 PM
Wed & Sat - 2:30 PM
The show runs from the 8th of May, 2020 until the 26th of September, 2020. The dates of the performance vary, so please check the show calendar to see the exact dates and timings.
2 hours 10 minutes, with no intermission
Grace Molony as Emma Watson
Paksie Vernon as Elizabeth Watson
Sam Alexander as Robert Watson
Louise Ford as Laura
Ralph Davis as Lord Osborne
Jane Booker as Lady Osborne
The Harold Pinter Theatre has a seating capacity of 785.
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The Watsons London Tickets
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Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for The Watsons London. In the interactive seat-map, select the date that you would like to watch the show and check out the seats available for that day. You can filter the seats as per your desired price range and purchase tickets directly.
The Watsons - Harold Pinter Theatre Ticket Prices
Dress Circle: £63 - £102
Royal Circle: from £33
Balcony: from £30
“It’s gleefully unruly and caustically self-mocking.”
“A beautiful bold production. A stunning play.”
– The Guardian
“Excellent. Jane Austen has never been quite as much fun.”
– The Times
The Watsons London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for The Watsons online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer to our detailed guide.
The Watsons On Stage London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Ian McKellen On Stage TKTS tickets for the show are currently unavailable.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
The Watsons On Stage London Lottery
Currently, no lotteries are available for this show. Keep a tab on this space for more details.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
The Watsons On Stage London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Harold Pinter Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Harold Pinter Theatre are currently unavailable for purchase.
Q: Is there a way to purchase The Watsons London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at Harold Pinter Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted The Watsons London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.