Pigeon English

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9ND

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Award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan’s adaptation of the arresting Stephen Kelman novel Pigeon English is performed by the National Youth Theatre REP Company in the West End, showcasing the harsh reality of adulthood in modern Britain.

Centring on eleven year old Harri, who is walking the tightrope perilously close to manhood amidst a backdrop of grey concrete high rises, Pigeon English sees his world turned upside down in a story inspired by one of the most powerful events in modern history.

With matters spiralling quickly beyond his control, Harri’s life will never be the same again, in the West End premiere of this electrifying adaptation of the 2011 Man Booker prize shortlisted novel.

National Youth Theatre Associate Director Anna Niland illuminates the implications of adolescence in our current climate in this intense drama.

Cast & Creatives

Stephen Kelman
Adapted by
Gbolahan Obisesan
Anna Niland
National Youth Theatre REP Company

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9ND
0207 395 5405
Official site
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (250m uphill)
Nearest bus
14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

50% off parking at Q-Park Chinatown or Soho, just 4 minutes away.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7395 5405
Access discounts available.
Access description
15cm step into foyer. Box Office to left. 26 steps down to Stalls. 5 steps up to Dress Circle with 3 steep steps between rows. Staircases have highlights and handrails on both sides. Venue open 30 mins before performance.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser Infra-red system.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed inside auditorium - please ask for an aisle seat or row F in the Circle. Dogs can also be looked after by theatre staff with prior arrangement.
No spaces for wheelchair users. Transfer seating for 2 people is possible to row F in the Circle (up 5 steps).
No adapted toilets. Regular toilets on various levels.
Disabled toilets
No adapted toilet.
2 licensed bars. Stalls bar at back of Stalls, no seats. Dress Circle bar up 11 steps with moveable seats.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens