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The Hills of California

by Jes Butterworth

Directed by Sam Mendes

Harold Pinter Theatre, London

April 2024

Laura Donnelly as Veronica 
with her young daughters
Harold Pinter Theatre
Photograph by Mark Douet

Published 1st May 2024

Jodi and I review The Hills of California by Jez Butterworth, currently playing at the Harold Pinter theatre in London’s West End, directed by Sam Mendes. Do not be misled by the title; we are not in sunny California, but in the back streets of Blackpool, where four daughters come together to say goodbye to their dying mother. The play is a portrait of lost dreams, of deeply ingrained patterns of love and hurt within a family, and of suppressed and mutable memories.

A new Jez Butterworth play is a theatrical event. Does it live up to our high expectations?

The Hills of California continues until 15th June 2024.

 

 

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