by Amy Herzog
11 April - 11 May 2013
It’s the middle of the night when 21 year-old Leo arrives on the doorstep of the West Village apartment where his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera lives. She’s an old Communist who lives alone, he’s a latter-day hippie, recently returned from a cross-country bike trip which ended traumatically. over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately connect. When Leo’s old girlfriend shows up and he begins to reveal the mysterious events of his journey, Leo and Vera discover the narrow line between growing up and growing old.
Peopled with nuanced, beautifully-drawn characters, Amy Herzog’s award-winning play has established her as a remarkable new talent.
Sara Kestelman plays Vera. She won a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her performance as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret in the London 1994 revival, and has performed extensively with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
4000 Miles was the recipient of two 2012 OBIE Awards, including Best New American Play. It had its 2011 world premiere at New york’s Lincoln Center Theater, playing to sold-out houses and receiving staggering accolades from critics. This will be its UK premiere.
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"An impeccable production ... Sara Kestelman is superlative" - Daily Telegraph
"Another triumph for the Ustinov ... breathtaking work in this gem of a venue" - Whatsonstage.com
"A glorious little play ... first rate cast" - The Times
It's a beautifully written play, and perfectly cast, with two superlative performances from Daniel Boyd and Sara Kestelman...It is one of those rare occasions when you think these aren't actors, they are real people, sharing a slice of their lives with us - Western Daily Press
A real treat, a cocktail of ascerbic wit, nuanced relationships and black humour ... Sara Kestelman is superb - Bath Chronicle
We were enthralled... another triumph for Bath’s off-Broadway space - Strawberry Line Times
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Directed by James Dacre
Designer - Simon Kenny
Assistant Designer - Katie Lias
Lighting Designer - Richard Howell
Associate Lighting Designer - Douglas Green
Sound Designer - Adrienne Quartly
Evenings: Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Thursday Matinees: 18th, 25th, April, 2nd, 9th, May 2.30pm
Saturday Matinees: 13th, 20th, 27th April, 4th, 11th May 2.30pm
Press Performance: Thursday 18th April 7pm
Post Show Discussion Thursday 25th April (After evening performance)
Tickets: £19.50 / £14.50 Discounts Preview Performances: (11th-18th April) and Mondays: All seats £10