Welcome to 1930s depression-era America

9th September to 17th October . 7:30pm . Previews run 9th - 12th September
32.50 table seats (previews)25 standard (previews)20 restricted (previews)35 tables seats27.50 standard22.50 restricted

“Something's crackling at Wilton's, and this time it's not the wallpaper.”
WhatsOnStage ★★★★                                                    

The strains of jazz, swing and stride spill from every bar and fill the airwaves of Chicago. It’s 1936 and confidence trickster Johnny Hooker is set on revenge for the murder of his friend, Luther, by powerful and dangerous mobster, Doyle Lonnegan. Teaming up with the greatest con artist of them all, Henry Gondorff, together they plot to pull off The Sting, an outrageous and elaborate con trick designed to rob Lonnegan of his fortune. With a charismatic cast to lure you into this sleazy, sharp-suited underworld of con men and scams, with twists and surprises at every turn, you won't know who's on the level and who's on the take as you watch this ingenious and comic tale of deception unfold.  

This brand new adaptation, based on the successful 1973 film of the same title, will be in celebration of the end of Wilton's Capital Project. Directed by Peter Joucla, it follows in the footsteps of the sell-out success The Great Gatsby in 2012 and 2013.

A full length play by David Rogers
Based upon the screenplay “The Sting” by David Ward
Directed & Designed by Peter Joucla
Costume Designers Hilary Lewis & Claudia Mayer
Lighting Designer Jody Kelly

30s dress recommended!

They like it

  • the right flavour of seedy glamour

    The Times

  • The Sting is a fun curtain-raiser… The venue’s faded glamour is perfect for this 1930s tale of double-dealing in Chicago back-rooms and bars… an entertaining way to experience one of London’s most unique and atmospheric theatres

    The Stage

  • Come early and take a look around

    The building work to repair Wilton's is now completely finished. Come early, explore and enjoy the newly repaired spaces and discover previously hidden nooks and crannies. With 30's cocktails and music in every room, immerse yourself in the slick world of the big con.

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