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Timothée Chalamet is doing a play at London’s Old Vic
Photography Gabriel Goldberg

Stop everything: Timothée Chalamet is doing a play in London

You! Heard! Me!

Save your Christmas money, clear your calendar, and book your train tickets: Timothée Chalamet is coming to London. The actor is set to star in Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play 4000 Miles, which is coming to The Old Vic in April next year. 

Directed by the theatre’s artistic director Matthew Warchus and also starring Eileen Atkins (The Crown), the play tells the story of family grief, and follows 21-year-old Leo as he cycles across America with his best friend. After weeks of no communication, Leo suddenly appears in the middle of the night at the Manhattan doorstep of his 91-year-old grandmother Vera, and the pair become unlikely roommates.

“Amy Herzog is one of my favourite living writers,” Warchus said in a press release, “she writes with a deceptively powerful simplicity, full of extraordinary grace, precision, and radiance. I’m very much looking forward to working with this exceptional cast on her gorgeous play which abounds with intimate beauty and truth.”

4000 Miles marks Chalamet’s debut on a London stage, and will follow the actor’s recent performance in Netflix original The King, as well as his upcoming roles in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and the sequel to Call Me By Your Name, based on André Aciman’s novel, Find Me.

The play will run from April 16 to May 23 2020, with tickets available from December 3 – given it’s likely going to be a struggle similar to Glastonbury, you better start preparing now.