Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White - Tickets on Sale

Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White - Tickets on Sale

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London

Available from 1 June 2024 to 29 June 2024
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Book tickets for Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White live in London!

From the creative mind behind Florence, Trouble in Mind and Gold Through The Trees, award-winning American playwright Alice Childress brings Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White to London's West End in 2024!

Directed by Monique Touko following the smash-hit success of School Girls: the African Mean Girls play, Wedding Band is set to be the next Broadway blockbuster.

"Stunningly, immediately real," - Seattle Times

Alice Childress brings a star-studded cast to the wonderful West End

Set in the heart of the USA in 1918, interracial marriage was still illegal in the Deep South. 

Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker, are rebelling against society and defying all odds with their secret love. 

Facing vicious judgement from society, close friends and even closer family members, Julia and Herman finally find their ambition and lust for life as their dreams of spending their future together start to become reality. 

That is, until, Herman falls victim to the Spanish flu. 

Follow Julia as she faces decisions that will change her life, and hopefully save Herman's.

"An unforgettable piece of theatre," - Seattle Weekly

A searing and powerful masterpiece live in London theatres

Wedding Band is a searing and powerful masterpiece that offers a stark reflection of the reality in which Alice Childress penned the play during the Civil Rights era. 

Exploring themes of race, class and the devastating consequences of unjust laws on ordinary human lives, this moving and emotive drama will impact every audience member that steps foot into the theatre.

Please note: There are content warnings for this production due to themes, behaviour and language of the play. Please check 'More Info'.

"Its strength lies in the poignancy of its star-crossed lovers," - New York Times

Book tickets now for Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White in London for one of the best theatre experiences and stage productions in the West End!

United Kingdom W6 0QL

How to find us

Address: Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL


By Tube:

  • Hammersmith Tube Station: Two minutes walk away


  • Margravine Road
  • Lochaline Street
  • Yeldham Road
  • Biscay Road

Car drop off points are also located on Lyric Square in Beadon Road.

Yes, the Wedding Band stage performance in London's Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is wheelchair accessible, and hosts a variety of accessible showings:

  • Monday 17th June, 7:30pm: Audio Description
  • Wednesday 19th June, 2:30pm: Matinee, Chilled Performance
  • Friday 21st June, 7:30pm: British Sign Language
  • Tuesday 25th June, 7:30pm: Open Captions

Yes, Alice Childress' Wedding Band stage show has an age restriction of 14+ due to language and actions depicted throughout the performance.

Wedding Band: A Love Hate Story in Black and White will be held in the Main House at London's Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, and the performance has a run time of 150 minutes.

Yes, there are a handful of content warnings for this specific production.

  • The play is set in a particular time and play in history when 'anti-miscegenation laws' which banned inter-racial marriage were in place.
  • Racist language and actions are depicted and described throughout the play.
  • Anti-semitic language is also used throughout the performance. 

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