The Truth About Harry Beck

The Truth About Harry Beck

Natural Theatre Company > The Truth About Harry Beck

At The Cubic Theatre, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden.

from Wed 18th September 2024

Having performed at the Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio in 2021

The Truth About Harry Beck – the play about the London Tube Map. Yes, really – a play that uncovers the inner anorak in all of us with a whirlwind journey of facts about transport, modern history and navigating a new way forward.

Harry Beck survives the unemployment of the 1930s by occasionally working at London Transport, where he finds a solution to a problem that no-one knows they have – a better design for a transport map. Yet – this beautiful design is not accepted with open arms… and so begins Beck’s obsession with making it perfect. But perfection comes at what cost?

Harry and Nora Beck take you through a wikipedic journey of real-life characters, seemingly unconnected facts and their own relationship with the iconic map.

The Truth about Harry Beck is an entertaining story of passion, dedication and obsession with getting it right!

Join us on a celebration of our 50th year in this brand new show written and directed by our Artistic Director Andy Burden.