Cast announced for Jez Butterworth’s The Hills of California in West End

The Webb Family, The Hills of California.
The Webb Family, The Hills of California. Credit: Oliver Rosser

Casting has been revealed for new Jez Butterworth play The Hills of California in the West End.


Reuniting writer Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem) and director Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) after their success together on The Ferryman, The Hills of California will run at Harold Pinter Theatre from 27 January to 15 June 2024. Book tickets here

Laura Donnelly (The Ferryman, The Nevers, Outlander), Leanne Best (Sweat, Ripper Street, Line of Duty), Ophelia Lovibond (Minx, W1A, The Effect) and Helena Wilson (Vogue World, Jack Absolute Flies Again, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern) lead the cast as the Webb family.

They are joined by Bryan Dick, Shaun Dooley, Corey Johnson, Richard Lumsden, Natasha Magigi, Nancy Allsop, Sophia Ally, Alfie Jackson, Lara McDonnell, Lucy Moran and Nicola Turner.

This house. It’s called ‘Sea View’. It’s just I’ve looked out of every window, and you can’t. You can’t see the sea.

Blackpool, 1976. The driest summer in 200 years. The beaches are packed. The hotels are heaving. In the sweltering backstreets, far from the choc ices and donkey rides, the Webb Sisters are returning to their mother’s run-down guest house, as she lies dying upstairs.

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The production features design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design, composition and arrangements by Nick Powell, choreography by Ellen Kane, musical supervision an arrangements by Candida Caldicot, casting direction by Amy Ball, young person’s casting direction by Verity Naughton and associate direction by Zoé Ford Burnett.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.

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