★★★★★ “Stunning revival” The Guardian

★★★★★ “A remarkable portrayal of a family in crisis” The Stage

★★★★ Niamh Cusack is magnetic” The Times

★★★★ In an outstanding debut, Kasper Hilton-Hille’s Henry unravels” Daily Mail

★★★★ “A perfect weighted balance of comedy and tragedy… Superb” Time Out

★★★★ “Niamh Cusack is phenomenal” Observer


It’s a different world with different rules

Niamh Cusack leads a revival of Polly Stenham’s astounding 2007 debut.

When Mia is expelled from boarding school, her mother Martha isn’t interested. Martha prefers to hang out with her son Henry. And now her estranged husband Hugh, who’s run off to Hong Kong with his new girlfriend, is charging back threatening to sort things out. What is there to sort out? Everything is fine.

Polly Stenham’s blazing debut play exposes the secret lives of the rich with anarchic humour. That Face won the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award, the TMA Best New Play Award, and the Critics’ Circle Award. This is its first major London revival.

Niamh Cusack plays Martha. Cusack’s illustrious career includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time(National Theatre / West End) and My Brilliant Friend (Rose Theatre Kingston / National Theatre).

An older woman in a nightgown leans against the foot of a bed and a young man in a brown shirt on the bed crouches behind her and holds onto her arms.
Show Info


This production contains adult themes throughout. There is use of strong and racist language. There are themes of alcoholism, drug misuse, addiction, violence and coercive behaviour.

This production contains haze and herbal cigarettes are smoked on stage.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm (Wed 13 Sep at 7pm)
Thu & Sat 2.30pm (from Thu 14 Sep) 

Post-show discussion led by the OT
Thursday matinees

Audio Described performance
Tue 26 Sep 7.30pm

Captioned performance
Thu 28 Sep 7.30pm

Relaxed & Distanced performance
Tue 3 Oct 7.30pm

To book accessible seats, and for audio described and captioned, please call the box office on 020 8940 3633 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm) or email If you’re on our Access List, you can log in and book online.

No booking fees. Prices increase based on demand. Book early to secure your seats at the best prices.

Under 30s £15 tickets on all seats for all performances – subject to availability.

£15 access tickets – find out more

£15 tickets available for members of theatre unions and guilds


Niamh Cusack in a grey shirt

Niamh Cusack

Sarita Gabony in a white shirt

Sarita Gabony

Kasper Hilton-Hille in a grey shirt

Kasper Hilton-Hille

Dominic Mafham in a white shirt

Dominic Mafham

Ruby Stokes in a black shirt

Ruby Stokes

Director Josh Seymour
Designer Eleanor Bull
Lighting Designer Jamie Platt
Sound Designer George Dennis
Movement & Intimacy Director Ingrid Mackinnon
Casting Consultant Sarah Murray
Assistant Director Chani Merrell