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Mercury Fur


In a London ravaged by riots and scattered with hallucinogenic butterflies, brothers Elliot and Darren survive the only way they know how – by organising sinister...

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Running time: 2hrs 30mins


In a London ravaged by riots and scattered with hallucinogenic butterflies, brothers Elliot and Darren survive the only way they know how – by organising sinister...

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Running time: 2hrs 30mins

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Trafalgar Studios, London
14 Whitehall,London,SW1A 2DY

Mercury Fur

In a London ravaged by riots and scattered with hallucinogenic butterflies, brothers Elliot and Darren survive the only way they know how – by organising sinister ‘parties’ realising their clients’ darkest fantasies. But as they prepare a derelict flat for the next Party Guest, it becomes clear that the success of this particular party will guarantee not just their safety but their salvation.

The hit, sell-out production of Philip Ridley's masterpiece transfers to the West End.

***** 'The story’s savagery and tenderness touch us instantaneously, and there is not a weak dramatic moment over the course of two hours. The Greenhouse Theatre Company have hit the ground running with this, its debut production. Superb... a remarkable play in an excellent production.'

**** 'A molotov cocktail of blood and starlight... as thrilling as it is repulsive... This Mercury Fur makes you bristle all over.'
Time Out

'Grabs you from the first second and strangles you until its climax. Raw and relevant...one of the most affecting pieces of theatre we've seen this year.'

***** 'This production boasts a cast of actors who are perhaps giving some of their finest performances to date.'
New Current

**** 'A thoroughly absorbing and disturbing watch. Ridley’s divisive monologues are expertly treated, as is the lyricism and linguistic playfulness of his dialogue.'

'Utterly spellbinding whilst being repulsively brilliant...the sheer force of Mercury Fur left me breathless. Audible gasps and tension passed through the audience with such force that I’m sure I held my breath for the first time in a theatre in a long, long while. Unrelenting and ruthless...a production that punches above its weight and knocks the wind out of you. It’s not often I leave a production and think, “Yes, this is why I do what I do” but Mercury Fur did it. We don’t give out star ratings at A Younger Theatre, but this would certainly be 5/5. Gripping, gruesome, as addictive as it is repelling, it’s a tremendous remount of Ridley’s masterpiece.'
A Younger Theatre

Long-listed for 2 Off West End Awards (Including Best Production)

Directed by Ned Bennett. Designed by James Turner. Produced by The Greenhouse Theatre Company.

Post Show Events Information:

Philip Ridley Performs his Poetry Cycle – Lovesongs for Extinct Creatures
Wednesdays 6, 13 & 20 June

Philip Ridley's energetic and highly emotional performances of his own poems have become something of a cult sensation over the past few years. Here he reads from his most popular sequence which charts the story of a love affair from wanting love, to finding love, through to losing and then grieving for that lost love. It is an experience not to be missed.

Acting Ridley
Tuesday 19 June

With so many Ridley plays about in London so far this year we’re offering the rare opportunity to talk to actors from several of his different recent London productions: Frank C. Keogh (Darren) and Sam Swann (Naz) from Mercury Fur are joined by other actors recently involved in Philip Ridley’s other plays.

Directing Ridley
Tuesday 12 June

With so many Ridley plays about in London so far this year we’re offering the rare opportunity to talk to the directors from several of his different recent London productions: Ned Bennett, the director of Mercury Fur is joined by other directors of Philip Ridley’s work.

Philip Ridley’s New Writing
Monday 18 June

A rare and exciting post-show preview performance of a piece of Philip Ridley’s new writing performed by members of the cast of Mercury Fur.

Interview with Philip Ridley
Thursday 7 June

An opportunity to find out more about Philip Ridley and his work from the playwright himself. Plus you can ask your questions too.

Cast & Director Q & A
Monday 11 June

An opportunity to ask questions about Mercury Fur to the full cast and director of the production. Find out more about the rehearsal process, the life of this production from fringe to west end and all the other gory details!

Mercury Fur

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Mercury Fur Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Trafalgar Studios Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Click here to download it 

Access Performances

To get the access discount for these shows you must join the ATG Access Membership Scheme; call 0844 8717677, email trafalgarbox@trafalgarentertainment.com or visit the box office in person

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

Trafalgar Studios 1 & 2 are accessible for Wheelchair Users. The main entrance to the theatre is on Whitehall. The Foyer, Foyer Bar and Box Office are on street level. Please note, Trafalgar Studios are only able to accommodate small wheelchairs - up to 25” or 65 cm width and 43’’ or 110cm length (no mobility scooters) due to size and weight restrictions (225 kg max) on our lifts.

For Studio 1 you can enter the foyer step free, take the lift to the lower level then a stair lift brings you to the front of the auditorium. The Wheelchair Spaces are in the front row and are clear view.

For Studio 2 access is step free into the foyer, take the lift to the lower level then there is level access into the auditorium. The Wheelchair space is again in the front row & clear view.

If Wheelchair Patrons would rather transfer into a seat then the wheelchair can be stored during the performance and brought back to you at the end of the show.

Please allow enough time (20 minutes) for wheelchair patrons to get to their seats. 

The infrared hearing loops now work in Rows F-H in Studio 1 (best reception in more central seats); in Studio 2 best reception is in A17-22, B24-29 and C34-39. Devices are at the Box Office, £10 deposit is required. There are two devices available: Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

Guide Dogs are permitted in the auditorium or can be looked after by staff during the show.

The disabled toilet is on the lower level in the Studio Bar and can be reached by Wheelchair Users from the foyer and from both auditoriums.

Trafalgar Studios Information

Trafalgar Studios
  • If you're driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park's Theatreland Parking Scheme saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. Our nearest Q-Park car park is Trafalgar and the next nearest is Chinatown.
  • See the Access page for information
  • Enjoy one of Trafalgar Studio's great bars.
  • A cloakroom is available at this venue.
Trafalgar Studios

14 Whitehall



By bus: 3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453

Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7632

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 020 7206 1174

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 0207 321 5400


Trafalgar Studios makes the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.


Trafalgar Studios Box Office Opening Hours

Mon-Sat, 10:30am to 7.45pm

Trafalgar Entertainment Group

Trafalgar Studios is owned and operated by Trafalgar Entertainment Group, a live entertainment business launched in 2017 by Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire DBE. For more information on the company and its flagship venue Trafalgar Studios, see www.trafalgarentertainment.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Mercury Fur Group Bookings

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Groups Booking line: 0333 009 5385 Calls charged at local rate.

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