The Theatre Royal Haymarket is renowned for wonderful theatre and for playing host to the best actors, writers and directors in its three hundred year history. In 2007, we were delighted to launch a new future for the venue with the establishment of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company.
The inaugural season was led by the celebrated theatre and opera director, Jonathan Kent whose productions included Wycherley’s The Country Wife, Edward Bond’s The Sea, and Marguerite – a world premiere from the composers of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Martin Guerre.
Season Two was artistically led by Sean Mathias who directed the acclaimed sell-out production of Beckett’s Waiting For Godot starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, followed by Samuel Adamson’s adaptation of the Truman Capote novella, Breakfast at Tiffanys. Due to the phenomenal success of Waiting For Godot, Mathias chose to revive his production of Godot, starring Sir Ian McKellen alongside Roger Rees, Matthew Kelly and Ronald Pickup which toured Australia and New Zealand, taking the Haymarket to previously uncharted territories.
Our Third Season was led by Sir Trevor Nunn. Nunn directed the phenomenally successful Flare Path, as part of the Rattigan centenary, starring Sienna Miller, James Purefoy and Sheridan Smith, Sir Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker followed by The Tempest starring Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Lyndurst, and finally James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter starring Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley.