The West End transfer of Let The Right One In has been confirmed. The acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production will, as expected, run at the Apollo theatre from 26 March.
Theatregoers younger than 21 will benefit from the introduction of a £21 allocation of tickets as the show’s producers, which include Marla Rubin Productions and Bill Kenwright, are eager to work with Nimax Theatres, which owns the Apollo, to ensure as wide an audience as possible can see the South Bank Sky Arts Award-winning show.
Other audience-encouraging initiatives include not adding a per-ticket booking fee, £15 day seats and an arrangement with the Royal Court, where the show played to much acclaim before Christmas, that will allow the Sloane Square venue to sell an allocation of £35 tickets to the West End transfer.
Vampire tale Let The Right One In is based on the Swedish novel and hit film by John Ajvide Lindqvist that tells the story of bullied child Oskar who is befriended by the neighbourhood’s troubled new girl Eli. In the wake of a spate of brutal killings around their home, the pair foster a deep connection, but when the truth about Eli emerges Oskar’s loyalty is tested beyond all imagination.
The production’s transfer, which marks the first time the National Theatre of Scotland has performed in the West End, will feature a re-design by Christine Jones that promises to extend the world of the play into the auditorium.
As revealed by Nimax Theatres Chief Executive Nica Burns earlier this month, the upper gallery of the Apollo Theatre will be roofed in to allow for further renovation work at the Shaftesbury Avenue venue.