On the Run: Let The Right One in comes to Houston's Alley Theatre

Posted by: Staffon 2017/2/25 7:40:00 626 reads Alley Theatre presents the internationally acclaimed production
Let the Right One In
presented by the National Theatre of Scotland.
February 22 and continues through March 19, 2017 in the Hubbard Theatre.

From John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the director and playwright of 2016’s spectacular smash Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes this spellbinding piece of theatrical storytelling.

Supernatural thriller Let the Right One In is a brutal and tender vampire myth told through the turbulence of a coming-of-age romance.

Oskar, a lonely boy from a broken home, is bullied at school and longing for friendship. Eli, the young girl who moves in next door, doesn’t attend school and rarely leaves home.

When a series of mysterious killings plagues the neighborhood, these two young misfits, sensing in each other a kindred spirit, forge a deep connection. But the shocking truth about one of them tests their young friendship—and love—beyond all imaginable limits.

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director John Tiffany (Black Watch, Once) directs this major new production which was adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne following the international success of the original Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and subsequent film.

Let the Right One In is presented by the National Theatre of Scotland by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd and Bill Kenwright and supported by the Scottish Government International Touring Fund.

The Let The Right One In cast includes Graeme Dalling (Iris Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, Etch Theatre: Bulldog) as Jonny, Andrew Fraser (Òran Mór: King John, Macrobert, Stirling:The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot) as Micke, Jo Freer (National Theatre of Scotland: The House of Bernarda Alba, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off) as Oskar’s Mum, Stephen McCole (National Theatre of Scotland: Black Watch, The Wheel) as Halmberg/Mr. Avila, Lucy Mangan (Guttersnipe Theatre: MOONFACE) as Eli, David Mara (National Theatre of Scotland: The James Plays) as Kurt/Jocke/ Nils/ Dad,/Stefan, Angus Miller (Citizens, Glasgow: Trainspotting , Horsecross Arts:Macbeth) as Torkel/Janne/Jimmy, Cristian Ortega (The Lyceum: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Dundee Rep Little Red and the Wolf) as Oskar, Ewan Stewart (National Theatre of Scotland: Beautiful Burnout, In Time o’ Strife) as Hakan.


The National Theatre of Scotland is dedicated to playing the great stages, arts centres, village halls, schools and site-specific locations of Scotland, the UK and internationally. As well as creating ground-breaking productions and working with the most talented theatre-makers, the National Theatre of Scotland produces significant community engagement projects, innovates digitally and works constantly to develop new talent. Central to this is finding pioneering ways to reach current and new audiences and to encourage people’s full participation in the Company’s work.

With no performance building of its own, the Company works with existing and new venues and companies to create and tour theatre of the highest quality. Founded in 2006, the Company, in its short life, has become a globally significant theatrical player, with an extensive repertoire of award-winning work. The National Theatre of Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government. www.nationaltheatrescotland.com.

Tickets to Let the Right One In are on sale now and start at $30. Discounted tickets for designated performances are available for any student, regardless of age, with a valid student ID for $16 in designated sections. Tickets can be ordered online (alleytheatre.org) or by phone (713.220.5700).

Let the Right One In contains adult content, explicit language, and violence. It is recommended for fearless 15 year olds, mature teens, and up.