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Alex Kingston returns to the West End stage in Admissions


Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ALEX Kingston is returning to the West End stage to star in the acclaimed hit comedy Admissions, which runs at Trafalgar Studios from February 28 to May 25, 2019, before embarking on a UK tour.

Written by Joshua Harmon, author of Bad Jews, and winner of Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play, Admissions comes to the West End direct from a hugely successful run at New York’s Lincoln Centre Theater.

Sherri (Alex Kingston) is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about it. When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend – who ‘ticks more boxes’ – is accepted, Sherri’s personal ambition collides with her progressive values.

Described as piercing and provocative, Admissions is 90 minutes long, but the debate will take you through the night.

Alex Kingston is a highly acclaimed, award-winning star of stage and screen. She is best known for playing Dr. Elizabeth Corday on ER and River Song in BBC’s Doctor Who. Other TV credits include Law & Order, Lost in Austen and most recently A Discovery of Witches. Her varied stage career has included roles in Macbeth opposite Kenneth Branagh and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest with Christian Slater, as well as frequent work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Produced by Simon Friend, Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Gavin Kalin in association with Anthology Theatre, Admissions is directed by Daniel Aukin. Further casting will be announced soon.

Following the Trafalgar Studios dates, Admissions will tour to Richmond Theatre (w/c May 27), the Cambridge Arts Theatre (w/c June 3), the Malvern Festival Theatre (w/c June 10) and the Lyric Theatre at The Lowry in Salford (w/c June 17, 2019).

Tickets: From £15. To book, call the box office on 0844 871 7632 or visit or

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2:30pm.

Also at Trafalgar Studios: Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night, a touching and exuberantly funny exploration of the rituals of family (until February 23, 2019).