The Ballad of Truman Capote

Theatre (new writing, drama)

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From three-time Booker-nominated author Andrew O’Hagan (Mayflies), a cautionary tale of literary life, a hilarious a brilliant new play. New York's Plaza Hotel, 1966: the American writer Truman Capote throws the party of the century. As A-list guests arrive, Capote retires to his suite to drink martinis and gossip with himself about celebrity life and the meaning of self-invention. In a bantering oral ballad, he focuses on his Alabama childhood and creating a new kind of art form with In Cold Blood.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access to box office via ground level entrance; then up one floor in a standard passenger lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

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Bea 95 days ago

Utterly superb, so pleased to have seen such a masterful piece of acting.

Megan McCaslin 100 days ago

Thought-provoking, brilliantly written and acted. Don't miss. Fabulous show.

John O'byrne 101 days ago


Howard Becke 109 days ago


William (Billy) Weems 110 days ago

I'm from Capote's home state, and have read and followed his work extensively. Excellent performance.

Joseph Ohanlon 113 days ago

Great performance, wonderful script. The hour went by too quickly.

Russell 113 days ago

Excellent performance by Patrick Moy of a brilliant script by Andrew O'Hagan. Grab a ticket while you can.

Ash Mowat 117 days ago

Outstanding performance of brilliantly written piece, depicting the genius, wit, cruelty and self destructiveness of a famed flawed writer. Laughter in the dark and a must see piece of sublime theatre.

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Camden New Journal (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

An enjoyable hour in the com­pany of this iconic figure.

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Around The Town Chicago 96 days ago

his quick wit that entertains his public provides levity in the play, which keeps the audience involved

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 99 days ago

A fascinating slice of biography.

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ButterWort (3/5 stars) 99 days ago

enjoyable and includes ironic, witty jokes

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Lisa In The Theatre (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

Patrick Moy is exceptional as Capote.

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 102 days ago

A poetic and passionate tribute

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West End Best Friend (4/5 stars) 106 days ago

It's a wonderful performance, the storytelling captivating the audience throughout as he embodies this unique man. A fascinating insight, told with a fragility and calm.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 109 days ago

Revealing the man behind the 'Party of the Century'.

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Bouquets & Brickbats (3/5 stars) 111 days ago

It’s a curiously tantalising piece

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

Capote’s reflections on his writing are fascinating, and Moy’s acting is enchanting enough to make his theatre-goers hang onto his every word.

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