The Events (2015)

Written by David Greig / Directed by Ramin Gray

David Greig’s hit  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

More US dates to be announced soon.

The Events was originally a co-production of Actors Touring Company, London, Brageteatret, Drammen, Schauspielhaus Vienna and the Young Vic Theatre, London.


★★★★★ "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

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

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

''A solemn, searching and ultimately very moving play about a faith-shattering act of violence.''

Ben Brantley, New York Times



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The official trailer.

2 of 4

Interview with the director and composer.

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Lesley Hart - Claire

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Clifford Samuel - The Boy