WIT

Pulitzer-prize winning WIT is a striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and the complex relationship between knowledge and love. We welcome back Julie Hesmondhalgh to play Vivian Bearing in director Raz Shaw's return to the Royal Exchange.

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  1. 08 RET WIT Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
    08 RET WIT Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
  2. ★★★★

    "A genuinely life-enhancing play"

    The Guardian
  3. ★★★★

    "its final radiant moment is breath-takingand had the first-night audience on its feet"

    The Independent
  4. Pulitzer-prize winning WIT starring Julie Hesmondhalgh
  5. ★★★★

    "glorious"

    The Times
  6. ★★★★

    "an almost unbearably moving evening"

    The Telegraph
  7. 05 RET WIT Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
    05 RET WIT Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
  8. ★★★★

    "about as glorious and cathartic as theatre gets"

    The Stage

    ★★★★
    "Julie Hesmondhalgh is emotional dynamite"

    The Observer
  9. 04 RET WIT Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
    04 RET WIT Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
  10. ★★★★★

    "WIT is a beautiful play full of grace and redemption and an emotionally absorbing piece of theatre that redefines empathy and compassion."
    Frankly My Dear

    "It’s a play about death that makes you want to live, and the full house standing at the end were clearly both moved and energised."

    Manchester Theatre Awards
  11. 012 RET WIT L-R , Jenny Platt (Susie Monahan R.N)Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
    012 RET WIT L-R , Jenny Platt (Susie Monahan R.N)Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
  12. 01 RET WIT L-R Esh Alladi (Jason Posner M.D.), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
    01 RET WIT L-R Esh Alladi (Jason Posner M.D.), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Vivian Bearing) Photo Jonathan Keenan
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