Why Watch Dear Evan Hansen
A story of love, loss, and the desire to be accepted, Dear Evan Hansen strikes a special chord with teenage and adult audiences. Perhaps one of its most striking features of the musical is its ability to instantly make viewers connect with the protagonist – a teenager suffering from social anxiety. When it first opened on Broadway in December 2016, it received rave reviews and high praise from the community. Shortly after, at the 71st Tony Awards, it was nominated for nine awards including ‘Best Musical’, ‘Best Score’, and ‘Best Actor in a Musical’, six of which it managed to win! The story and music is the brainchild of Oscar and Golden Globe-winning team of songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, in association with writer Steven Levenson. The West End production will be directed by four-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Obie Award-winning American stage director Michael Greif.
17-year old Evan Hansen is unable to connect with anyone around him, not even his mother Heidi. The teen’s life is painfully colorless apart from his love for Zoe from the wealthy Murphy family. Evan’s therapist recommends that he write letters to himself expressing his deepest fears and insecurities. Although everyone refuses to acknowledge Evan’s existence, he somehow manages to get Zoe’s brother Connor to sign the cast wrapped around his broken arm. In an unfortunate turn of events, Connor commits suicide with one of Evan’s letters in his pocket, thereby trusting Evan into the spotlight. How will Evan respond to this unforeseen series of events? Would it be immoral of him to use the direness of the situation to win Zoe’s heart? Join Evan on his quest to connect with those around him and live the life he always hoped he would.
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Know Before You Go
There is a strictly-enforced limit of 6 tickets per person, per booking period. Any bookings over this limit will be automatically cancelled. Multiple customer bookings will also be cancelled.
This production is suitable for patrons above the age of 12.
The Noel Coward Theatre has a seating capacity of 872.
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. It is recommended that you arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the performance.