Let The Right One In

  • A stage adaptation by Jack Thorne based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Directed by Bryony Shanahan.
  • 9 July 2020 - 8 August 2020
  • The Theatre

'They say he killed them like pigs. Hung them up and watched the blood drain. I’m not lying. Like a pig' 

Lonely at home and viciously bullied at school, Oskar retreats into solitude with only his Rubik's cube and imagination to keep him company. But then Eli moves in next door. Oblivious to cold weather, she never seems to eat, and some days she looks strangely old. Hanging out on the jungle gym, and practising Morse code through the walls, the two teenagers forge an unlikely friendship. When a butchered body is found in a nearby forest and the truth about Eli slowly unfolds, their bond is stretched to breaking point.

One of the most extraordinary cult novels and films of the 21st century now makes its Manchester stage debut. Directed by Bryony Shanahan, the Royal Exchange’s new Joint-Artistic Director, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is a compelling vampire coming of age story.

Presented in association with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd



  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 9 July - Saturday 8 August 2020

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm. View all times & dates


    PRODUCTION INFO: This production contains depictions of murder and violence and strong language. It may also contain loud music, flashing lights and theatrical haze.

    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £19.00. Half Price Previews: Thursday 9 July, Friday 10 July, Saturday 11 July, Monday 13 July (all 7.30pm) View all ticket prices

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  • Creative Team
  • A stage adaptation by Jack Thorne based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist

    DIRECTOR Bryony Shanahan

    DESIGNER Amelia Jane Hankin

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    Saturday 1 August, 5.00pm *
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    Pre-show introduction to the play, led from the stage and featuring company members.
    Thursday 16 July, 10.30am - 12 noon. Tickets £6 / Concessions £4
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    Join the cast of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN in a Q&A
    Friday 31 July, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
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    AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 1 August, 2.30pm

    BSL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 29 July, 7.30pm

    CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES: Saturday 25 July, 2.30pm and 7.30pm


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