Let The Right One In

by  Jack Thorne

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m, 3f

An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story adapted from the best-selling novel and award-winning film.

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Let The Right One In

by  Jack Thorne

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.

An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story adapted from the best-selling novel and award-winning film.

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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"Let The Right One In will wring your heart while scaring the mortal stuffing out of you [...] both the bleakest and most compassionate of vampire stories. It provides the surface frissons you expect from portraits of the undead, with graphic bloodletting and a couple of great 'gotcha' (in the neck) moments." - The New York Times 

"It is this sensual, innocent, exploratory relationship that defines this beguiling stage adaptation [...] a characteristically polished and poetic piece of work." - The Guardian 

Videos

  • Royal Court Theatre: 2014 Trailer
  • Abbey Theatre: 2017 Trailer
  • Abbey Theatre: Let the Right One In - Behind The Scenes
  • Abbey Theatre: An Interview with director John Tiffany
  • Abbey Theatre: First Day of Rehearsal
  • Abbey Theatre: The Audience Reacts
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Blackeberg, Stockholm
  • Additional Features: Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

6m, 3f
OSKAR
JONNY
MICKE
HAKAN
TORKEL
KURT
MUM
ELI
HALMBERG
JOCKE
MR AVILA
NILS
DAD
JANNE
JIMMY
STEFAN 
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Jack Thorne

Jack Thorne

Let the Right One In premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in November 2013 under the direction of John Tiffany.

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