For a limited season of just 36 performances, Ralph Fiennes stars in the world premiere stage adaptation of T.S. Elliot's FOUR QUARTETS at the Harold Pinter Theatre from November 18th 2021.
Ralph Fiennes provides a tour de force performance in a play that was sadly to be T.S. Eliot’s final masterpiece and offers four different and fascinating meditations that are interwoven on the nature of faith, time, and the eternal search for spiritual enlightenment. The play was written mostly during World War II when the temporary closure of the playhouses during the Blitz interrupted Eliot’s work. Having been inspired during such unique circumstances, Four Quartets contains a collection of some of the most unforgettable and exquisite reflections of surviving periods of national crisis that can still very much resonate in society today.
Address6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Directions from nearest tube
(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.
(Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night Bus Numbers
(Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
Within Congestion Zone
There are four different levels in the theatre that all have their own merits whether it be in the form of low cost or perfect view. The best views of the stage are probably located in the centre of the stalls and dress circle, while the cheapest seats are unsurprisingly in the royal circle and balcony located on the third and fourth tiers respectively. When looking for value for money for tickets at the Harold Pinter Theatre it is strongly recommended to study the seating plan in detail prior to purchase as there are a number of seats on each level that feature restrictions from both overhangs from other sections and also pillars.
There are seats that feature restrictions to the view of the stage in all four sections of the theatre. The front of the stalls offer a pretty much perfect view while some of the seats in the rows at the back are slightly impaired by two pillars and also the overhang from the dress circle which should always be reflected in the price. There are some seats in the dress circle on the sides of the centre section of the auditorium that are also affected by supportive pillars so it is highly recommended to study the seating plan prior to purchase to avoid these if possible.
When booking tickets at the Harold Pinter in the top two tiers it is worth noting that the balcony is quite high up and perhaps not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo, and the royal circle does not have much of a rake in the seating and there are minor restrictions due to the safety rail that affect some seats in the front rows. All seats that feature any restriction to the view of the stage should always be priced accordingly so when studying the seating plan it can sometimes pay dividends to look for cut off points in the different price bands to maximise the value of your purchase as occasionally two seats either next to each other or directly behind each other can have a big difference in the ticket price yet have more or less exactly the same view.