Let The Right One In at the Royal Exchange

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Let The Right One In at the Royal Exchange
Image courtesy of Johan Persson.

Let The Right One In at Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre 22 October — 19 November 2022 Tickets from £10.00 — Book now

Let The Right One In is an unforgettable vampire story that has earned cult status around the world. Now, as part of the Royal Exchange’s thrilling 2022 programme, it plays out on the theatre’s iconic in-the-round stage.

Dark and visceral, cool and elegant, Jack Thorne’s adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel first premiered in June 2013 at the Dundee Rep Theatre in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland. Transferring to London’s Royal Court Theatre later in 2013, the production went on to win the South Bank Sky Arts Award for theatre in 2014.

An unforgettable vampire story that has earned cult status around the world.

A deeply moving piece of theatre – as enchanting as it is brutal – Let The Right One In tells a chilling and beautiful coming-of-age vampire love story. In a world where adults are failing them, two young people are drawn to each other. Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate on the edge of town and Eli is the young girl who has moved in next door. She doesn’t leave the flat by day and never goes to school. Each sensing a kindred spirit – a powerful and unlikely friendship begins. However, when a butchered body is discovered in a nearby forest, Oskar begins to unpick the truth about Eli and their peculiar bond is stretched to breaking point.

A deeply moving piece of theatre – as enchanting as it is brutal…

Sharp and reflective, Let The Right One In asks the audience to recognise and value the humanity in all of us. Directed by Bryony Shanahan, we can’t wait to see how this compelling story translates onto the Royal Exchange stage.

Let The Right One In at Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre 22 October — 19 November 2022 Tickets from £10.00 Book now

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