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Let The Right One In

February 17 - March 19, 2017

  • Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd and Bill Kenwright

  • A stage adaptation by Jack Thorne

  • Based on the Swedish novel and screenplay of the film by John Ajvide Lindqvist

  • Directed by John Tiffany

  • Supported by the Scottish Government International Touring Fund

  • Hubbard Theatre

  • Contains adult content, explicit language, and violence. Recommended for Fearless 15 Year Olds, mature teens and up.

  • The Run Time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.


"Extraordinarily imaginative . . . the play contains one of the single scariest moments ever seen onstage. Yet at its heart, Let The Right One In is a stirring love story." — TheaterMani

"A romance and a fairytale and a thriller and a chiller and a pretty thoughtful meditation on difference."  — The Guardian

From the director and playwright of 2016’s spectacular smash Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes this spellbinding piece of theatrical storytelling. Supernatural thriller Let The Right One In is a brutal and tender vampire myth told through the turbulence of a coming-of-age romance. Oskar, a lonely boy from a broken home, is bullied at school and longing for friendship. Eli, the young girl who moves in next door, doesn’t attend school and rarely leaves home. When a series of mysterious killings plagues the neighborhood, these two young misfits, sensing in each other a kindred spirit, forge a deep connection. But the shocking truth about one of them tests their young friendship—and love—beyond all imaginable limits. Tony and Olivier Award-winning director John Tiffany (Black Watch, Once) directs this major new production which was adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne following the international success of the original Swedish novel and subsequent film.

"Killingly staged by John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett . . . the most compassionate of vampire stories . . ." — The New York Times

"Let The Right One In is about kids in great danger . . . thrilling and terrifying—just like childhood." — Time Out New York

Photo: Lucy Mangan in Let The Right One In. Photo by Lawrence Peart.



Lead Sponsor

Honorary Producers

Creative Team

Jack Thorne


John Tiffany


Steven Hoggett

Movement Director

Christine Jones

Set and Costume Design

Chahine Yavroyan

Lighting Design

Gareth Fry

Sound Design

Jeremy Chernick

Special Effects Design

Vicki Manderson

Associate Movement Director

Justin Martin

Associate Director (Rehearsals)

Jessica Richards

Associate Director (Tour)

Brett J. Banakis

Associate Set Designer

Aileen Sherry

Associate Costume Designer

Rebecca R.D. Hamlin

Alley Theatre Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast

Jo Freer

as Oskar's Mum

Stephen McCole

as Halmberg, Mr. Avila

David Mara

as Kurt, Jocke, Nils, Dad, Stefan

Angus Miller

as Torkel, Janne, Jimmy

Ewan Stewart

as Hakan