It has now been confirmed that London’s Apollo Theatre, which was forced to shutter after part of the ceiling collapsed on audience members on December 19, will reopen with Let The Right One In. Directed by Tony winner John Tiffany, the production marks the National Theatre of Scotland’s West End debut and will begin performances at the Apollo on March 26, following the show’s critically acclaimed run at the Royal Court Theatre. Press night is set for April 7.
Based on the Swedish novel and cult-hit film by John Ajvide Lindqvist and adapted by Jack Thorne (Mydidae), the show follows Oskar, a lonely boy from a broken home. He’s bullied at school and is longing for friendship. Eli is a troubled girl who’s just moved in next door. She never goes to school and is compelled to fill an eternal emptiness. When a series of brutal killings plagues the neighborhood, these two young misfits make a deep connection, sensing in each other a kindred spirit. But the shocking truth about Eli tests Oskar’s loyalty and love beyond all imaginable limits, in this chilling tale of loneliness, love and legend.
Rebecca Benson and Martin Quinn will reprise their roles as Eli and Oskar. Other cast members include, Graeme Dalling, Angus Miller, Cristian Ortega and Susan Vidler. The creative team includes Olivier Award-winning associate director Steven Hoggett and design by Tony winner Christine Jones.