The Lights

Written by Howard Korder
Directed by Philip Wilson
Performed in The Sainsbury Theatre

Young couple Fredric and Lillian each experience a dark journey from innocence to experience as they find themselves trapped in the shadows of an urban underworld. When department store clerk Lilian steals a watch for her down-and-out boyfriend, both are sucked into the crime and civic corruption of a city whose structure and society is crumbling. Korder’s exhilarating expressionist nightmare depicts a city haunted by hope, desperation, passion and the ghosts of its past.

An American screenwriter and playwright, Howard Korder’s plays include Boy's Life (which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) and Search and Destroy. He is co-executive producer and writer for Boardwalk Empire.

Content Warnings: strong language.

Tue 9 July – 7.30pm

Wed 10 July – 2pm

Thu 11 July –  7.30pm

Fri 12 July – 2pm

Sat 13 July – 7.30pm

Mon 15 July – 2pm

Tue 16 July –  7.30pm


Priority booking opens on 24 April (by phone) and general booking on the 30 April.

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

Price: £14 (£7 concessions)* 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.

Ticket Collection 

Please collect your tickets from our Box Office at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. You can find our full Box Office Terms and Conditions below:

Box Office Terms and Conditions

Refund policy

Credit/debit card payments are non-refundable under any circumstances other than card payment errors.


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.

Designer - Ruari Murchison

Spectator Four/ Waiter One/ Guard - King Boateng

Frederic - Branden Cook

Man in Overcoat/Spectator Five/Man With Pants/Scab Three - Akiel Dowe

Diamond - Michael DeFilippis

Customer/Woman with Junk/Spectator Two - Julia DelBarrio

Lilian - Rose Jackson-Smith

Erenhart - Arni Larusson

Kraus/Man Two/Spectator One/Bartender/Bill/ Scab Two - Samuel Morgan-Davies

Man in Chair/Speaker/Waiter Two/Foreman - Kiefer Moriarty-Short

Rose - Amy Vicary-Smith

Man One/Man with Camera/Young Waiter/Mr Barry/Scab One - Wyatt Warner

Stranger/Person/Manager/ Art - Matthew Yulish

Stage Manager - Katy Ross

Deputy Stage Manager - Rebecca Palser

Assistant Stage Managers - Louis Pezet, Charlotte Stephens-King & Millie Swinchen-Rew