Written by Don DeLillo
Directed by Theodora Tavener
Performed in The Linbury Studio

'I’m on when no-one’s watching.'

Acute, poetic, and wickedly funny, Valparaiso explores the hyper-reality of fame and the media’s violation of private life. When a young businessman accidently ends up in Valparaiso, Chile on a trip to Valparaiso, Indiana, his seemingly simple mistake turns his life upside down. As the world’s attention turns to him, the mundane details of his existence are granted extraordinary significance – but will this bring him transcendence or tragedy?

Written in 1999 by one of the giants of American fiction, and only ever performed once in the UK, Don DeLillo’s play feels more pertinent than ever to our contemporary experience.

Read an interview with Director Teodora Tavener

Thursday 29 August - 8.45pm

Friday 30 August - 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).

Industry Booking

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.

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

Director – Theodora Tavener

Set & Costume Designer – Mimi Donaldson

Lighting Designer – Rajiv Pattani

Sound Designer – Ellis Bloom

Technical Stage Manager – Michaela Field

Naomi Asaturyan

David Barnes

Sanda Bourenane

Adam Wadsworth