Why Watch Admissions
Written by Joshua Harmon, whose previous play Bad Jews had rave reviews, Admissions is a satire on the left and the progressive ideals that we might blindly champion without fully understanding all their repercussions. Starring Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who), Admissions has previously enjoyed a successful run at New York’s Lincoln Theater, and now, this widely acclaimed play comes to the West End stage, where it sure to be just as successful.
Sherri-Rosen Mason is fighting to make her school’s student body more diverse and inclusive. As head of the Admissions Department of a New England prep school, she has managed to transform an expectedly “monochromatic” student body into one fit for modern times, ably assisted by her husband, who happens to be the headmaster of the school. However, issues present themselves too close to home when their own son begins applying at an Ivy League school – and it turns out that he doesn’t tick all the “appropriate” boxes. All their progressive ideas seem to go down the drain suddenly, and they begin questioning all the ideals they so held in high regard. Admissions explores the hypocrisy, conflicts, and contradictions that can sometimes come in the way of progressivism.
Fans of school stories | Fans of satire
For the show at Lincoln Theater:
Those sharp edges are a constant among almost all the characters in Joshua Harmon’s new play, a smart, provocative drama with a rich vein of humor that pulls the rug out from under liberal white America, letting nobody off scot-free.
The satire is largely aimed at the kind of pieties about inclusion that are espoused by woke white liberals.
– The New York Times
Know Before You Go
Trafalgar Studios 1 has a seating capacity of 380.
Strictly prohibited. If you’d like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.