The Pianist Of Willesden LaneDuration 1h30

St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA

The acclaimed World War Two drama The Pianist Of Willesden Lane returns to the St James Theatre for a six-week season this autumn.

Featuring some of the world’s most beloved piano music played live on a Steinway concert grand piano, the play tells the story of a young Jewish pianist, Lisa Jura, who aspires to make her concert debut in 1938 Vienna.

But new ordinances issued under the Nazi regime result in Lisa being torn from her family and sent to Blitz-beset London via Kindertransport. A tale of family, hope and survival, Lisa fights to pursue her dream and play at the Musikverein concert hall.

Based on performer Mona Golabek’s family story, this is a moving evening not to be missed.

Cast & Creatives

Mona Golabek
Mona Golabek & Lee Cohen
Adapted by
Hershey Felder
Hershey Felder
Hershey Felder
Jaclyn Maduff
Lighting Designer
Christopher Rynne & Jason Bieber
Erik Carstensen

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St James Theatre

12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
0844 264 2140 (Calls cost 2p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
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Off-Street Parking available at Eccleston Bridge Place, SW1V 1QB

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
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Access description
The theatre is fully accessible. Wheelchair users can enter through the main doors and use an elevator located next to the St James Bar.
Hearing impaired
There is an audio loop for the hard of hearing.
15 wheelchair spaces available. Please inform the box office at the time of booking.
Disabled toilets
There are two unisex wheelchair toilets: one by the box office on the ground floor and one on the lower basement floor beside the cloakroom.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens