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The Glow

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2 hrs 10 mins

Delve into some spooky Victorian spiritualism on this exciting new play at the Royal Court Theater by Alistair McDowall.

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why watch the glow

You will be transported to an asylum in 1863, at the peak of the Victorian era. Peer into a locked windowless cell, where you will meet a nameless woman who has no memory of how she got in there. Mrs. Lyall, a medium who attempts to communicate with spirits, is in need of a new assistant. The woman with no name seems to be the perfect fit. As time goes on, however, the woman starts to remember her past and also discovers new powers. Is either of them ready for what’s to come?

Alistair's McDowell has been called one of the most exciting playwrights to come out of England in the past few years. He won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011 for Brilliant Adventures, which kickstarted his playwriting career. Intended to catch people off guard, he aims to play with people’s expectations by presenting something familiar and then unraveling it. The play is directed by Vicky Featherstone, the artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre, and Fisayo Akinade, Tadhq Murphy, Ria Zmitrowicz, and Rakie Ayola.

Immerse yourself into the Victorian era of the supernatural with The Glow. Enjoy a spooky summer play that is equal parts scary and spectacular, at West End’s Royal Court Theater.

Great For

Victorian Era Fans | Supernatural Drama Enthusiasts

show details

Genre: Play

Duration: To be confirmed

Audience: To be confirmed

No. of Shows a Week: 8

Opening Date: 25 Jan 2022

Closing Date: 5 Mar 2022

Theatre Name: Royal Court Theatre

Theatre Facilities: Accessible toilets

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Fisayo Akinade

Rakie Ayola

Tadhg Murphy

Ria Zmitrowicz


Alistair McDowall


Vicky Featherstone

Set Designer

Merle Hansen

Lighting Designer

Jessica Hung Han Yun

Additional Tips

  • All visitors are required to wear face masks at all times throughout the venue.
  • Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

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