The Events (New York)

Written by David Greig / Directed by Ramin Gray

A co-production of Actors Touring Company, London, Brageteatret, Drammen, Schauspielhaus Vienna and the Young Vic Theatre, London.

David Greig’s daring new play asks how far forgiveness will stretch in the face of atrocity. Featuring local choirs and a soaring soundtrack, The Events tells of tragedy, obsession and our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable.

Voted Best Theatre of 2013 by critics in The Guardian

Winner of the Carol Tambor Award
Winner of The Scotman's Fringe First
What's On Stage, Best Play of 2013 nomination


★★★★★ "Probably the finest, most important thing Greig has written."

Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

No.1 Best Theatre of 2013. "Theatre has often attempted and failed to explore notions of madness and evil. The Events made only a glancing attempt, and was all the better for it."

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★★ "A poignant look at human tragedy."

Damon Smith, The Metro

★★★★ "A mighty play."

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★ "David Greig, too, once again considers the limits of our comprehension in The Events"

Ian Shuttleworth, The Financial Times

★★★★ "Builds to a rare emotional pitch."

Alice Jones, The Independent

★★★★ "Careful direction by Ramin Gray of an intense two-hander."

Libby Purves, The Times

★★★★ "A strangely uplifting work about living through grief."

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out