EIF: A Little Life


Evenings: 6pm / Matinee: 2pm
Running time (approx.): 4 hours 10 minutes


Tickets bookable via Edinburgh International Festival
Box Office: 0131 473 2000

Edinburgh International Festival

A Little Life

Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove adapts Hanya Yanagihara’s novel for the theatre, crafting a deeply moving performance of epic proportions.

No novel has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A Little Life by American author Hanya Yanagihara. How does one live with immense trauma and pain? How can you help someone who doesn’t want to be helped? In A Little Life, we follow four men, bound tightly together by friendship, over a period of more than thirty years.

Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove adapts Yanagihara’s novel for the theatre into a deeply moving performance of epic proportions. Dutch actor Ramsey Nasr won the Louis d’Or (Best Male Performance) for his portrayal of central character Jude.

Performed in Dutch with English subtitles


Tickets from £26*

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Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Based on the novel by Hanya Yanagihara

Ivo van Hove Concept & Direction

Cast includes Marieke Heebink, Maarten Heijmans, Hans Kesting, Majd Mardo, Ramsey Nasr, Bart Slegers and Steven Van Watermeulen


All tickets are sold via the Edinburgh International Festival.

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