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Ustinov Studio

The Realistic Joneses

by Will Eno, directed by Simon Evans
  • 6 February - 7 March
The Realistic Joneses

Event Information

Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.45pm
Thurs Matinees: 2.30pm (not 6 Feb)
Sat Matinees: 2.30pm
Press Performance: Wed 12 Feb 7pm

Post Show Discussion: Thurs 20 Feb after evening performance

Showing from Thu 6 Feb — Sat 7 Mar

“A tender, funny, terrific new play… Humane, literate and slyly hilarious… brought me a pleasurable rush virtually unmatched by anything I’ve seen this season” New York Times

★★★★ “Teasingly funny yet poignant” Daily Telegraph

“You could find yourself wondering, long into the night after this haunting play is over, how well you know the people closest to you, or indeed, yourself’” Hollywood Reporter

Named as one of the “25 best American plays since Angels in America” by the New York Times, The Realistic Joneses is a hilarious, quirky and touching portrait of marriage, life and squirrels.

Will Eno’s play begins in a suburban backyard one bucolic evening where Bob and Jennifer Jones, and their new neighbours, John and Pony Jones, find they have more in common than their identical homes and last name.

The couples find they are drawn to each other and their desperate attempts to connect evolve into a funny, intimate and profound meditation on life.

The Realistic Joneses appeared on Broadway in 2014, where it received a Drama Desk Special Award and was named Best Play on Broadway by USA Today, and best American play of 2014 by The Guardian. Will Eno’s play The Open House was on both TIME Magazine and Time Out New York’s Top Ten Plays of 2014 and was staged in the Ustinov Studio in 2017.

Director Simon Evans has worked at the Trafalgar Studios, the Donmar Warehouse, the National Theatre and the Bush where his recent credits include Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing), Killer Joe, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The Dazzle. He is also a two-time recipient of the Close Up Magician of the Year award.

Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.45pm
Thurs Matinees: 2.30pm (not 6 Feb)
Sat Matinees: 2.30pm
Press Performance: Wed 12 Feb 7pm

Post Show Discussion: Thurs 20 Feb after evening performance

Tickets: £23.50 / £18.50 Discounts
Preview Performances 6 – 11 Feb, Press Performance on 12 Feb and Mondays: All seats £15

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

by Will Eno,

Directed by Simon Evans

Casting Director – Ginny Schiller CDG

The Realistic Joneses is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here