Due to phenomenal demand, and after selling out tickets for its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, A LITTLE LIFE is transferring to London’s Savoy Theatre for an additional limited run.

James Norton (Happy Valley, Grantchester) stars in the theatrical event of 2023 as visionary director Ivo van Hove (Network, Hedda Gabler) stages the English language premiere of A LITTLE LIFE, his acclaimed production of the million-copy bestseller by Hanya Yanagihara (To Paradise, Booker Prize Shortlist for A Little Life).


The much-anticipated play also stars Luke Thompson (Bridgerton, Hamlet), Omari Douglas (It’s A Sin, Constellations), Zach Wyatt (The Witcher, I and You), Elliot Cowan (The Crown, 2:22 A Ghost Story), Zubin Varla (Tammy Faye, Equus), Nathalie Armin (Force Majeure, The Doctor), and Emilio Doorgasingh (Best of Enemies, The Kite Runner).


A LITTLE LIFE follows four college friends in New York City: aspiring actor Willem, successful architect Malcolm, struggling artist JB, and prodigious lawyer Jude. As ambition, addiction, and pride threaten to pull the group apart, they always find themselves bound by their love for Jude and the mysteries of his past. But when those secrets come to light, they finally learn that to know Jude St Francis is to understand the limitless potential of love in the face of life.

Booking Information

This production includes strong language, nudity, sexual violence, physical and emotional abuse, self-harm, and suicide.


3 Hours 40 Minutes with one interval

Good To Know

This production includes strong language, nudity, sexual violence, physical and emotional abuse, self-harm, and suicide.
These themes are not just suggested but will be portrayed throughout the production realistically and emotively, which some viewers may find upsetting. It is intended for mature audiences and viewer discretion is advised.
For useful support resources on these themes, please visit the production’s Content Warning & Resources webpage.

Additional Details & FAQ

Cancellation Policy

No refund or exchanges are available after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Recommend for ages 16+

This production includes strong language, nudity, sexual violence, physical and emotional abuse, self-harm, and suicide.

Where Do I Go

Savoy Theatre 




4.0(12 reviews)
  • Kerry Yates

    Jul 28, 2023

    The 3 hours went in a flash, the story had your head and emotions going all directions! Sadness, joy, empathy, anger. The acting was superb!! Every single person was brilliant. I was captivated from the off. I have told every one I know to go and see it. Best play I have ever seen. Well done to all involved, the writers, the stage crew and most of all the amazing actors making us feel we were living the nightmares with them.

  • Jannie Aiello

    Jul 27, 2023

    I was so glad that I had read the book when it first came out, because it was so harrowing, it prepared me for the the play. The whole cast played their roles brilliantly and how they were able to portray the sheer horror of the subject matter in such a believable way was outstanding. It was an exceptional portrayal of abuse and the inability to heal. It was spoilt in some way by members of the audience walking in and out during the performance, filming on their phones and being, in some cases noisy.

  • Stacy S.

    Jul 27, 2023

    I had serious reservations about seeing "A Little Life", knowing about the subject matter and how depressing it would be. However, I left the theatre thinking it was one of the best plays I'd ever seen. Although the play could have been shortened a bit, the performances were mighty and intense, particularly James Norton (how does he go through such intensity every night?) but also the rest of the cast; and the set was fantastic (is the prepared food actually eaten?). A very disturbing but brilliant evening at the theatre.

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