Love StoryDuration 1h30

Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, United Kingdom WC2B 5LA

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Love Story is Chichester Festival Theatre's new musical adaptation of the hugely-popular American romantic novel and 1970 film.

Love Story tells the tale of two very different young people: Oliver Barrett IV went to Harvard and Jenny Cavilleri to Radcliffe. He was rich, she was poor. He was sporty, she played music. But they fell in love.

Swiftly after publication, Erich Segel's debut novel was made into a film starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw which became one of the best-loved romantic films of all time.

This new musical adaptation of Love Story has a score by composer Howard Goodall and a book by Stephen Clark, the writer of musicals Martin Guerre and Zorro.

Cast & Creatives

Emma Williams, Michael Xavier, Peter Polycarpou, Richard Cordery, Gary Milner, Paul Kemble, Lillie Flynn, Christopher Killick, Jamie Muscato, Rebecca Trehearn
Erich Segal
Rachel Kavanaugh
Music by
Howard Goodall
Lyrics by
Howard Goodall & Stephen Clark
Book by
Stephen Clark
Adam Spiegel, Stephen Waley-Cohen, Michael Ball

Duchess Theatre

Catherine Street, London, United Kingdom WC2B 5LA
0330 333 4815
Official site
Nearest tube
Covent Garden (250m)
Nearest bus
1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341
Nearest train
Charing Cross (625m)

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown or Q-Park Trafalgar. Single yellow lines in Russell Street.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0330 333 4815 Minicom: 020 7087 7835
available for all disabled people and their companions. Dependent on production, please contact for more details.
Limited mobility
F1 and F22 in the Stalls have the most leg room. Staff will also try to find suitable seating on the night.
Access description
One shallow step up from Catherine Street on a slight slope - lower to the right. facing main entrance. 10 steps up to the Dress Circle (3 steep steps between each row). 20 steps down to the Stalls. Staircases have handrails on both sides, and some steps are highlighted. Auditorium open 30 mins prior to performance.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser Infra-red system with 6 headsets. Avoid the first 3 rows in the Stalls and the boxes as the signal is not very strong there.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium if you are seated in an aisle seat or a box. Staff will also dog-sit in manager’s office for a maximum of 2 guide dogs per performance.
Steps to all parts of the auditorium. Wheelchair users who need to remain in their chairs can use AAT Major stair-climber which lowers chairs to the stalls level, where there are spaces at N1 and N29. Please note, the stair-climber is not stored in site so advance notification is essential. Alternatively, if you are able to transfer from your chair, theatre staff will be able to assist you to any aisle seat in the Dress Circle, which is up 12 steps. Your chair will be stored in a cloakroom by the Stalls. Staff are happy to help. F1 and F22 in the Stalls have the most leg room. Staff will also try to find suitable seating on the night.
Women’s and men’s by Stalls, plus men’s 8 steps up and women’s 17 steps up from the Dress Circle.
Disabled toilets
One adapted toilet at Stalls. Door opens inwards.
2 licensed bars. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. No steps from the Box Office into the Foyer Bar, through a set of double doors. There is another bar 3 steps down from the Stalls. Moveable seats.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens