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The City and the Town

When Ben returns home to his father’s funeral after 13 years away, he is confronted with uncomfortable truths about the past, present and future of the community and the family he grew up in and left behind.

"Tricky thing memories – not always the way you remember them."

Anders Lustgarten’s new play is a funny, eclectic, and uniquely political piece of theatre that brings a fresh perspective to some of the political divides and problems facing our country today.

Anders’ previous work includes Lampedusa (Hightide/Soho Theatre), The Seven Acts of Mercy (RSC) and The Secret Theatre (Globe). Directed by Dritero Kasapi (Artistic Director of Sweden’s National Touring Theatre, Riksteatern) whose previous UK work includes the acclaimed Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone (Traverse, Young Vic and UK tour).

Produced by Riksteatern and Matthew Linley Creative Projects

Important Information

Content Warnings:
Language: Strong language (swearing)
References to: sex, violence, extreme right wing / nationalist views and ideology 

Age Restrictions

Age Recommendation: 11+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 25th February 2023.

Show times for each day are below.














Wilton's Music Hall Details

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Fenchurch Street

London Underground Icon Tube lines: District, Cirle And DLR

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Tower Hill Or Shadwell

Directions Icon Directions from Tower Hill Or Shadwell :

From Tower Hill (11 mins) on the District and Circle lines. Leave by the main exit and turn left. Walk past the Roman wall and cross Minories at the traffic lights.

Parking Icon Car park: Very limited parking in Ensign and surrounding streets with a permit scheme in some streets by day but this does not operate after 5.30pm on weekdays or at weekends

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Wilton's Music Hall



Wilton's Music Hall Location

1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB
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The City and the Town

Wilton's Music Hall, London

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes (incl. interval)

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