Written by John Logan
Directed by Paspawisa Jewpattanagul 
Performed in The Carne Studio Theatr

"One day, the black will swallow the red."

Abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko tries to finish a series of paintings while figuring his way out of the maze of art and life.

John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play reveals the story behind the creation of his infamous lucrative commission, the Seagram Murals, some of which can be seen at London's Tate Modern today. The play transports us back to the artist's New York Studio in 1958, to the moment when many of the canvases are still blank - before they become Red. Through the challenging moments between Rothko and his young new studio assistant Ken, we explore the relationships between the mentor and assistant, art and artist, artwork and viewer, and ultimately between a searching soul and a relentless changing world.

Read an interview with the Director Paspawisa 

Thursday 5 September - 8.45pm

Friday 6 September - 3.45pm & 7pm


You can book your tickets either online or by calling LAMDA's Box Office on 020 8834 0550 (Mon–Fri, 12–5pm).

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If you're a member of the industry, please email [email protected] to book your tickets.


£12 (£6 concessions)*

25% off full priced tickets if booking two or more shows.

Group booking: £9 each for groups of ten or more.

*Concession tickets are available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, people over 65 or under 18 and those in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

You will need to provide proof of eligibility for these concessions when collecting your tickets. Please drop us an email to [email protected] if you have any queries about what to provide. Tickets are strictly non-refundable and can only be exchanged subject to availability and an exchange fee. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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For access information, please call our Box Office on 020 8834 0550 or email [email protected]

How to find LAMDA

155 Talgarth Road
W14 9DA

By Tube
The nearest tube station is Barons Court, which is served by the District and Piccadilly lines

Director - Paspawisa Jewpattanagul

Set & Costume Designer – Zoe Brennan

Lighting Designer – Neil Brinkworth

Sound Designer – Alistair Lax

Technical Stage Manager – Ola Przytula

Joshua Merara

Joey Tyler