top of page
The Herd Web Banner (3).jpg


By Rory Kinnear

Directed by Dave King

Wed 20th - Sat 23rd March 2024 7.45pm (Sat matinee at 3pm)

Tickets £16/£14

The Herd is the brilliant debut play from award winning actor Rory Kinnear:


This play warrants nothing less than a box-office stampede” - The Telegraph


A rare drama about the realities of living with profound disability - funny, thought-provoking and deeply moving. 


A wise and truthful new play from Rory Kinnear that has many moments that bring the tears flooding to your eyes” - Chicago Tribune


Performed in real time, Carol is organising a small family party to celebrate her son Andy’s 21st birthday. Not that he’s counting. But Carol is. Counting the minutes until he arrives, counting the unexpected guests, counting the times that something like this has happened before…

Rory Kinnear’s extensive acting career includes the role of Bill Tanner in James Bond films and leading-man roles in Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello at the National Theatre.

Recommended for age 14+. Content warning: this play contains strong language.

Running time: 1hr 45mins with no interval

Doors open at 7pm/2.15pm

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern books.

Screenshot 2024-03-19 101746 cropped and angled.png
4 IMG_1214.jpeg
3 IMG_1229 cropped 3.jpeg
2 IMG_1247 square.jpeg

Enjoy a sneak preview of The Herd programme including Rory Kinnear explaining why & how he wrote the play, director Dave King writing about its themes and the rehearsal process, plus new photos of the cast in action.
Click here!

Alex Curley square bw.jpeg
Andrew Morris square bw.jpeg
David Warren square bw copy.jpeg
Kate square bw.jpeg
Mark Cairns square bw.jpeg
Pamela Warren square bw.jpeg

Cast from top left: Alex Curley, Andrew Morris, David Warren, Kate Strafford, Mark Cairns and Pamela Warren.

Your Visit

Bond Hall outside photo.jpg

Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, London, SW20 8RA

Food and Drink

Light refreshments will be available in the Lantern Hub before the performance (there is no interval). Please note alcohol is not permitted on site at any time.


The Lantern Arts Centre is accessible by wheelchair-users and people with restricted mobility. Lifts are available for studios on the first floor, and there are two disabled toilets on the ground floor. When booking please add any requirements in the seating requests section.


There are no cloakroom facilities for storing bags and coats at the Lantern Arts Centre.


Concessions: over 60, unwaged, children under 16yrs and students. We offer complimentary tickets for carers accompanying those with disabilities. Please contact us for further information. Once you have booked your seat you will be emailed your e-ticket which will be scanned upon your arrival to the venue. If you are unsure about booking seats please call 0203 761 7070.

bottom of page