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‘A needle-sharp comedy that packs a smart and timely punch.’
'The perfect play for our age of disagreement.' New York Times
Every child is welcomed at the progressive Eureka Day school in Berkeley, California – it's a point of pride for the parents on the Executive Committee.
But when a public health scare erupts, it turns out tolerance and togetherness are no match for mumps…
'If consensus was easy, everyone would do it.'
In Jonathan Spector's timely and hysterical comedy, polite debate descends into ideological warfare, as a democratic utopia tears itself apart.
Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, The Sessions, Mad About You) stars alongside Kirsten Foster (Life of Pi, West End), Mark McKinney (Superstore), Ben Schnetzer (Pride) and Susan Kelechi Watson (This Is Us), directed by Katy Rudd (Camp Siegfried, The Ocean at the End of the Lane).
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- Suitable For Children
Age guidance: 14 years +
Thu 06 Sep 7:30pm – Mon 31 Oct 7:30pm
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The Cut, London SE1 8NB
The Old Vic
Latest customer reviews
1 November 2022
I enjoyed the play. The first part was hilarious , the second part more subtle and complex.
Meg Errington Confirmed ticket purchaser
Eureka Day at the Old Vic
28 October 2022
Brilliant and hilarious! This play is so well written set within a woke school’s PTA meetings. The talented cast had perfect timing, giving the audience time to react to the outrageously funny text messages popping up on the drop down screen, a truly ‘laugh out loud’ scene for the entire audience. We loved it.
Sally Confirmed ticket purchaser
27 October 2022
Such a brilliant cast. Great evening lots of laughs .
Gwyneth Confirmed ticket purchaser
26 October 2022
Wow what a night!! Eureka Day is such an amazing play. Extremely well written, so funny and the whole cast was just excellent. Hats of to you all!! Go and see this play while you can. You will not be disappointed.
Bubbles_28@hotmail.co.uk Confirmed ticket purchaser
Great hilarious first half!
20 October 2022
Absolutely loved the first part of this play! The second part felt too serious…..
Stephanie Dowson Confirmed ticket purchaser
Brilliant and just how we all feel!
20 October 2022
Had no idea as a friend wanted go but laughed almost from the start! So appropriate and exactly the sentiment we all feel!! Lovely escape!
Francesca Todd Confirmed ticket purchaser
19 October 2022
Great acting really enjoyed it
Joan Golding Confirmed ticket purchaser
16 October 2022
Really didn’t know what so expect of this , but it was absolutely brilliant. Very funny , very topical with brilliant acting from all the cast . Shame it is such a short run as I would be recommending it to all my friends
Fiona Taylor Confirmed ticket purchaser
Hilarious and poignant
15 October 2022
Entertaining and thought provoking.
A.Moore Confirmed ticket purchaser
Outstanding performances all 'round!
6 October 2022
So glad we went to this performance. Where else can you cry with laughter but contemplate some larger societal issues!
Carol Confirmed ticket purchaser
29 September 2022
In the beginning I thought this is going to be everything I dislike. Half- finished sentences and interrupted conversations. However, as the play developed, I warmed to it. It was very well done. In Act 2 the personalities came alive with all their vulnerabilities. The set was simple and appropriate.
Mrs C E Ross Confirmed ticket purchaser
Good, but not great
23 September 2022
The play is a perfect portrait of the American society and all of its inclusivity language present nowadays. It also portraits quite well a school in California! It had it’s funny moments and seeing Helen Hunt was a great addition to the play. Unfortunately,I think the play is too immersed in the American culture and not all translates into a British (or international) audience. But the American audience loved it. It was made for them. The scene of the video call with the chat on the back was hilarious, but before, the play was quite boring. I ended up leaving at the interval as I thought nothing good be better than that scene. I loved that scene and wanted to leave on a high moment!
Debb Confirmed ticket purchaser
23 September 2022
Excellent production and so glad to have seen it. The cast were superb and will be booking to see it again.
Sally Brough Confirmed ticket purchaser
Clever, hilarious and topical
22 September 2022
Simian friend Confirmed ticket purchaser
Mind blowing and hilarious
22 September 2022
Loved the show brilliant from start to finish and all actors amazing
Lorraine Confirmed ticket purchaser
Fabulous Play and Acting
15 September 2022
This play captured perfectly the woke, politically correct conversations that characterize work and school interactions today in California and, judging from the largely British audience’s reaction, elsewhere as well. (And I write this as a progressive Californian.) The scenes in which the oh-so-woke school committee held a meeting with parents over Zoom about how to respond to a mumps outbreak without alienating the antivaxers had the audience falling out of their seats. The second act was appropriately more serious. Heartily recommend! Wish my friends back home could see it (though it could never be staged there.)
Martha from Palo Alto, CA Confirmed ticket purchaser