The Old Man & the Pool


Mike Birbiglia is a true star” (The Times) and his hit show THE OLD MAN & THE POOL currently playing at Wyndham’s Theatre, has just won rave reviews.

THE OLD MAN & THE POOL is a hilarious reminder for all of us recovering from failing bodies and a flailing world that laughter is indeed the best medicine.

This tale of life, death, and a highly chlorinated YMCA pool resonates with audiences aged 12 to 112.

Mike’s here for a good time, not a long time so book your THE OLD MAN & THE POOL tickets with LOVEtheatre today – must end 7 October!

What is The Old Man & the Pool about?

Chronicling his coming-of-middle-age story Mike asks the big questions: Why are we here? What’s next? What happens when the items at the doctor’s office that you thought were decorative become functional?

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from Tuesday 12th September – Saturday 7th October 2023

Running Time

80 minutes, no interval

Cast & Creatives

Mike Birbiglia

Age Guidance: 12+

Save up to 63%

Booking Period

12 Sep - 7 Oct 2023

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:45PM
Tuesday 7:45PM
Wednesday 6:30PM, 7:45PM, 9:00PM
Thursday 7:45PM
Friday 7:45PM
Saturday 6:30PM, 9:00PM

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

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Wyndhams Theatre

Charing Cross Rd, Charing Cross, London WC2H 0DA

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Leicester Square, Charing Cross and Embankment


24, 29, 176

Nearest Car Parks

Bedford Street, Upper St Martin's Lane and Cambridge Circus


The Reviews Hub

'This is theatre at its purest and arguably its most effective. Birbiglia smashes to pieces the theory that neither humour nor humor can survive Transatlantic crossings.'

The Arts Desk

'Few comedians are such good company that you never want them to stop. The young Billy Connolly was one such; affable American Mike Birbiglia is another.'


'Perfectly crafted, exquisitely told, and very, very funny.'

London Theatre

'He draws everything back to his own life, keeping the audience in fits of laughter and tears along the way.'

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