The Graduate

adapted by Terry Johnson

from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry & Calder Willingham by special arrangement with Studio Canal

produced in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leicester Curve

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Iconic characters from Charles Webb’s novel and the classic film are brought to life in this hilarious black comedy and moving coming-of-age story.

Benjamin returns from college to high expectations of a bright future in aspirational, middle-class America. The only trouble is, the thought of that future makes him sick to his stomach. When he meets another disillusioned soul in his parents’ best friend Mrs Robinson, their illicit relationship takes them on a thrillingly destructive course that threatens everyone’s future happiness.

Featuring a memorable soundtrack of sixties songs, don’t miss this stylish new production by acclaimed director Lucy Bailey.

Catherine McCormack, playing Mrs Robinson, has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. She is best known for her starring roles in the multiple Academy Award-winning film Braveheart with Mel Gibson, and Spy Game with Brad Pitt, as well as receiving an Olivier Award nomination for her role in All My Sons at the National Theatre, alongside Julie Walters.

Starring opposite her is Jack Monaghan as Benjamin, who has played the lead role in the record-breaking West End production of War Horse, as well as featuring in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror and Richard Curtis’ film About Time.


Director – Lucy Bailey

Designer – Mike Britton

Lighting – Chris Davey

Sound – Mic Pool

Video Designer – Ian Galloway

Movement Director – Liam Steel

Casting – Joyce Nettles


Catherine McCormack – Mrs Robinson

Jack Monaghan – Benjamin Braddock

Emma Curtis – Elaine Robinson

Richard Clothier – Mr Robinson

Rebecca Charles – Mrs Braddock

Tom Hodgkins – Mr Braddock

Elsie Diamond – Ensemble

Daniel Crowder – Ensemble