Timothée Chalamet’s West End debut was canceled two years after it originally opened.
That call me by your name star, 26, was set to star alongside 87-year-old Eileen Atkins in Amy Herzog’s play 4000 miles at London’s Old Vic, first announced in 2019.
The production was one of the theater’s best-selling shows of all time. However, the April 2020 opening was delayed in March 2020 due to the pandemic, with a date promised at the time for reopening in the future.
On Thursday (5 May) ticket holders were informed about this via email 4000 miles would not return.
“Following the postponement due to the pandemic, and despite tremendous efforts by everyone involved, we have now sadly and reluctantly come to the conclusion that we cannot reschedule the show at a time convenient for all involved,” the statement read.
“It’s been a long road to get to this point, and although we’ve struggled for two years to make it work, it’s proved impossible.”
They continued, “It’s hard to believe that it’s almost two years to the day that we should have taken the stage at The Old Vic for the first preview, sharing our show with an extremely eager audience (4000 miles was one of the best-selling shows ever scheduled at this theater).
The Old Vic added that they have struggled financially during the pandemic, as the theater “lost all of its income overnight and went almost two years without it.”
Refunds are available, but the theater asks ticket holders to donate the value of their ticket to keep the venue running.
Matthew Warchus was set to direct 4000 mileswhich follows a 21-year-old who disappears while biking across the United States with his best friend, only to reappear at his grandmother’s Manhattan home after weeks of silence.
The play debuted on Broadway in 2011 and was nominated for a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/news/timothee-chalamet-4000-miles-cancelled-refund-b2072104.html 4000 Miles: Timothée Chalamet’s debut in the West End was canceled two years after it opened