The Hills of California


Received nominations for Best Actress (Laura Donnelly) and Best New Play at the Olivier Awards 2024

THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA plays at Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End for a strictly limited season.

This house. It’s called “Sea View”.  It’s just I’ve looked out of every window, and you can’t. You can’t see the sea.

Following their multi-award-winning triumph The Ferryman, Jez Butterworth, writer of Jerusalem, resumes his partnership with Sam Mendes, director of The Lehman Trilogy, to bring you THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA.

Book your THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA theatre tickets with LOVEtheatre today!

Please note: Latecomers will not be permitted.

What is The Hills of California about?

Blackpool, 1976. The driest summer in 200 years. The beaches are packed. The hotels are heaving. In the sweltering backstreets, far from the choc ices and donkey rides, the Webb Sisters are returning to their mother’s run-down guest house, as she lies dying upstairs.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from Sat 27 Jan – Sat 15 Jun 2024

Running Time

2hrs 50mins (incl. interval)

Cast & Creatives

Jez Butterworth (Writer), Sam Mendes (Director), Rob Howell (Designer), Natasha Chivers (Lighting Designer), Nick Powell (Composer, Sound Designer and Arranger), Ellen Kane (Choreographer)

Laura Donnelly, Leanne Best, Ophelia Lovibond, Helena Wilson, Bryan Dick, Shaun Dooley, Corey Johnson, Richard Lumsden, Natasha Magigi, Nancy Allsop, Sophia Ally, Alfie Jackson, Lara McDonnell, Lucy Moran, Nicola Turner.

Age Guidance: 16+

Content Warnings: Includes themes of an adult and sensitive nature.


Booking Period

Sat 27 Jan - Sat 15 Jun 2024

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:00PM
Tuesday 7:00PM
Wednesday 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Thursday 7:00PM
Friday 7:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM, 7:00PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Charing Cross


14, 19, 24, 29, 38 and 176

Nearest Car Parks

Q-Park Trafalgar in Spring Gardens, Q-Park Chinatown and Q-Park Soho


Financial Times

'Jez Butterworth’s magnificent, moving new play… Rich, funny, brilliantly layered drama'

Evening Standard

'A closely observed study of family relations, impeccably performed, expertly conducted by Mendes'

Mail on Sunday

'It’s a play of beauty, heat and pain, all built on a shattered dream'

The i

'The West End is infinitely the richer for its presence'

The Telegraph

'A fine female cast powers this smart new play'

Daily Express

'The best performances across a whole West End cast we’ve seen in recent years'

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