In spring 2020, The Old Vic will present Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play 4000 Miles, directed by Matthew Warchus with Eileen Atkins and Timothée Chalamet in the lead roles, opening on 16 April 2020 with previews from 6th April.
‘It was to finish something I started. Micah and I started something. I finished it. That’s it. People want to make it really complicated but it’s not’
At the beginning of the summer 21-year-old Leo set out from the West Coast cycling across America with his best
friend. After weeks of radio silence, no one is more surprised than his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, when Leo
turns up on her Manhattan doorstep in the middle of the night.
His life just starting, hers nearly ended, in a faded Greenwich Village apartment their griefs collide.
‘A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama’ The New York Times.
Artistic Director and Director, Matthew Warchus, said ‘Amy Herzog is one of my favourite living writers – she writes with a deceptively powerful simplicity, full of extraordinary grace, precision and radiance. I’m very much looking forward to working with this exceptional cast on her gorgeous play which abounds with intimate beauty and truth’.
4000 Miles is part of Matthew Warchus’ Season 5 joining the forthcoming productions of A Christmas Carol,
Endgame (in a double bill with Rough for Theatre II) and Local Hero.
By Amy Herzog
Directed by Matthew Warchus
Starring Eileen Atkins and Timothée Chalamet
Mon 06 Apr 2020–Sat 23 May 2020