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The Hills of California
The Hills of California


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

Financial Times

‘Sam Mendes’ beautifully paced production surfs time, place and mood and is gloriously acted’

Financial Times

‘Devastatingly moving, bitterly funny, tender, cruel and wise’

The Stage

‘Jez Butterworth is back and he’s still remarkable’

Time Out

‘Laura Donnelly shines in Jez Butterworth’s bold drama… A fine female cast powers this smart new play’

The Telegraph

‘Witty, closely observed study of family relations and of the cycle of birth and death, impeccably performed by both young and older cast members’

Evening Standard

‘Four sisters soar in new Jez Butterworth play’


About the show

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.

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.

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.

The Hills of California is now playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited run.