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Debbie Hicks presents
By Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard's poignant and intensely gripping play Ages of the Moon receives its long-awaited UK premiere, starring Christopher Fairbank (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) and Joseph Marcell (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air).

On a hot summer's night, deep in the American wilderness, Byron and Ames are reunited by mutual desolation. By the fading light of an eclipsing moon, the pair reflect on love and life over a bottle of whiskey - and as old rivalries flare, their forty-year friendship is put to the test at the barrel of a gun.

"Definitely see this play" - New York Times

Ages of the Moon by Sam Shepard reviews

4 reviews
Gareth Lane
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27 Oct 2019

Two old friends sitting on the porch of a run down shack drinking and chewing over past times whilst one waits to see a partial eclipse of the moon. Sam Shepard has built a world with words inhabited by two men creeping toward the end of their lives, misremembering and misinterpreting events long gone, the pain of remembering is tempered by the humour and affection they feel for each other . Christopher Fairbank and Joseph Marcell are pitch perfect in their interpretation of the two characters and their emotional journey, funny and moving. I was left with the sense that whilst we can predict to the minute the phases of the moon, our memories seem to slip from our grasp until the feelings they evoke become more important than the clarity of recollection.

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26 Oct 2019

This is how the play starts and this is how the play ends. There are 60 minutes of personal drama in a middle which is duly shared between two old buddies under the remains of their shaky memories. An hour well spent. All would be well if my bicycle was not vandalized outside. It was not in a script but for a bicycle thief, an hour is plenty to do his job.

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23 Oct 2019

outstanding dialogue between two men.

David Blazquez
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18 Oct 2019

Unbeatable actors, and well done the stage and the place. I would like more positive surprise in the script and less drama


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Launcelot Street Waterloo London

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking. 


90 minutes (no interval)

Good To Know

Show contains strong language and gunfire.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please print this voucher, it is your ticket of admission. Bring the voucher to the venue. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before the show starts.

Suitable For Children

Recommended age 14+

When Can I Go

17th October to 24th November 2019

Where Do I Go

The Vaults Theatre Entrance

Launcelot Street