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Paul Auster's City of Glass

Based on the first novel of The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and the graphic novel by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli

Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan bring this seminal American novel to life in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation.

'It was a wrong number that started it.'

When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious call seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a thriller of his own. He falls under the spell of a strange and seductive woman, who engages him to protect her young husband from his sociopathic father. As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality.

Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or could the quest provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?

This bold, technically ground-breaking production uses stagecraft, projection, magic and illusion to immerse audiences in the dizzying, disorientating and ultimately transcendental story that helped establish Auster’s reputation as 'one of America’s greatest living novelists' (The Guardian)

'the most exciting purveyors of video for theatre in the world' - The Herald on 59 Productions

A 59 Productions, Lyric Hammersmith, HOME and Karl Sydow production

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No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

Suitable For Children


Where Do I Go

Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, London, W6 0QL

The Lyric Hammersmith is a 20-minute tube ride from Central London and easily accessible by car and by bus. It is a two-minute walk from the tube and bus stations. The entrance to the Lyric, opposite the fountains on Lyric Square, is ground level with lift access inside to all floors.

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*Please note the production contains nudity*


1 hour 42 minutes

When Can I Go


Thursday 20 April – Tuesday 25 April 2017

Evening performance 7.30pm


Thursday 27 April – Saturday 13 May 2017

Evening performances 7.30pm (no performance Monday 01 May)

Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (from 29 April)

Wednesday Matinees at 1.30pm (from 03 May)

No performances on Sundays

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Latest customer reviews

  • Unusual thester

    28 April 2017

    Well done with lots to provoke thought

    Joyce Robbins Confirmed ticket purchaser