The Hills of California (West End)
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The Hills of California (West End)
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The Hills of California (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

88%
(564 Ratings)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Clever

About the Show

Jez Butterworth's new play about two sisters returning home to their dying mother.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (102)

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73 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a brilliantly told intense story

Don't see it if You want something fast paced

157 Reviews | 63 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Another Jez Butterworth masterpiece with gorgeous acting, direction, and an unforgettable story about mother and daughters.

Don't see it if You don't like family dramas. Read more

73 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if It's an all-round excellent piece of theatre, perfect storytelling, amazing performances, sublime staging.

Don't see it if It requires a bit of thought to stick with it, and it's a little long.

74 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Moving, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see something unique - an emotional relationship-based drama, touching on family, faith, ethics, care of and for others

Don't see it if you don't enjoy three act plays. Trauma is hinted at, then discussed more openly. End of life care and abortion are also mentioned. Read more

700 Reviews | 130 Followers
99
Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Riveting

See it if You want to see quite possibly the greatest play of all time by a playwright that delivers perfection every time out

Don't see it if You are in the mood for something light and fluffy. This is a very very heavy piece of theater but don’t miss it Read more

109 Reviews | 6 Followers
96
Must see, Absorbing

See it if You like serious plays where you learn a lot about the characters

Don't see it if You will be triggered or want something lighthearted

51 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a familiar ‘family secret’ play that has unexpected twists with great acting and really good staging to give the back story

Don't see it if You’ve recently lost a family member as it’s so realistic in the way families implode with grief

52 Reviews | 11 Followers
94
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Riveting story of 4 sisters, clever staging, very human story

Don't see it if don't like long plays

Critic Reviews (11)

BroadwayWorld
February 9th, 2024

"It is thought-provoking, heartbreaking and multi-layered, but it could be exceptional."
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The London Evening Standard
February 8th, 2024

"At heart, this is a witty, closely observed study of family relations"
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Time Out London
February 8th, 2024

"The performances are uniformly tremendous..."
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The Guardian (UK)
February 8th, 2024

"...centres female lives but overall it is an uneven drama, baggy in its pacing."
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 8th, 2024

"It’s smart, ambitious fare, no question, the cast serve it with aplomb"
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The Times (UK)
February 8th, 2024

"Jez Butterworth’s eagerly awaited new drama...close to sweeping us off our feet"
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WhatsOnStage
February 8th, 2024

" 'The Hills of California' is definitely epic and ambitious."
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The Stage (UK)
February 8th, 2024

“Devastatingly moving, bitterly funny, tender, cruel and wise”
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