The Talented Mr Ripley

Presented by The Faction

Young nobody Tom Ripley is despatched to Italy to retrieve rich millionaire playboy, Dickie Greenleaf. What nobody realises is that Tom Ripley is a con-man, fantasist and, soon to be, murderer.

The multi award-winning Faction revive their critically acclaimed, sell out production of Patricia Highsmith’s extraordinary psychological thriller about ambition, escapism, and murder.

All performances of The Talented Mr Ripley will be captioned by The Difference Engine mobile phone captioning software. If you would like to use the captions please download free the Difference Engine App for iPhone and Android before the performance.

Theatre & Performance
Varies13 — 17 Mar
Crescent - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 30m
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About the company

The Faction

The Faction is an award-winning ensemble reinventing classics for the 21st century.

We have been training and collaborating together since 2008. Our shared history and continual development gives our work a unique theatrical and physical language that is inhabited by every ensemble member. The collective voice and kinetic energy of our ensemble resonates with our audiences in all of our work.

The text is our launchpad. We interrogate the written word as an ensemble, embracing everyone’s perspective, searching for new details, and always making unexpected discoveries.

Our signature stripped-back aesthetic places the actors at the centre of the empty space, and the ensemble’s innovative and dynamic physicality creates the world of the play. By releasing these texts in exciting and unexpected ways, we provoke the imagination of our audience members, inviting them to see these plays as if for the first time.

Classic texts have epic scale, intimate detail, rich language, powerful imagery, and enduring themes. These classics are both subjective and universal, relevant to our own experience and applicable to everyone.
They speak to all of us – here and now


Jason Eddy
Christopher Hughes
Vincent Jerome
Natasha Rickman
Emma Jay Thomas
Marcello Walton
Christopher York

Creative Team
Mark Leipacher -- Director
Max Pappenheim -- Sound Designer
Rachel Pryce -- Stage Manager
Rachel Valentine Smith -- Producer

Press & Reviews

"A dark, exciting journey through one man’s murderous mind...”
Time Out

“Christopher Hughes as Tom Ripley is astonishing.”
The Stage

London Theatre 1