Ustinov Studio

The Truth About Harry Beck

Natural Theatre Company
  • 28 September - 2 October
The Truth About Harry Beck

Event Information

Evenings 8pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 3pm

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Tue 28 Sep — Sat 2 Oct

The play about the London Tube Map. Yes, really – a play that uncovers the inner anorak in all of us with a whirlwind of facts about transport, modern history and navigating a new way forward.

Harry Beck survives the unemployment of the 1930s by occasionally working at London Transport, where he finds a solution to a problem that no-one knows they have – a better design for a transport map. Yet – this beautiful design is not accepted with open arms… and so begins Beck’s obsession with making it perfect. But perfection comes at what cost?

Harry and Nora Beck take you through a wikipedic journey of real-life characters, seemingly unconnected facts and their own relationship with the iconic map.

Join The Natural Theatre Company in their 50th year in this entertaining story of passion, dedication and obsession with getting it right.

Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 2 October 2021

Evenings 8pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 3pm

Tickets £18.50

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies


The Natural Theatre Company

Written and directed by Andy Burden

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