The Most Precious of Goods

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Winter 1943, somewhere in war-torn Eastern Europe: a poor woodcutter’s wife finds a little bundle thrown in the snow from a moving goods train. It contains something for which she has always yearned, but…

Jean-Claude Grumberg’s best-selling French language novella, The Most Precious of Goods, is story-telling at its most profound and has been translated into 20 languages. 

Told with a fairy tale-like lyricism, this gripping story of love and hope, set against the terrible backdrop of the Holocaust, reminds us that humanity can be found in the most inhumane of places.

Samantha Spiro (Merrily We Roll Along and Hello, Dolly! (both Olivier Award Winner Best Actress in a Musical), Sex Education, One Life) stars with a live score performed by acclaimed cellist Gemma Rosefield, Design: Carly Brownbridge, Projected Photography: Judy Goldhill, Lighting: Matt Eagland and Casting Director: Amy Ball.

The Most Precious of Goods is translated from the original French by Nicolas Kent who also directs this British premiere production. 

22 Jan - 3 Feb
Marylebone Theatre
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Marylebone Theatre

Marylebone Theatre 35 Park Road London NW1 6XT UK

The Marylebone Theatre is London’s newest cross-cultural, performance space.

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Underground and Train

The nearest underground stations are Marylebone, accessible via Bakerloo line, and Baker Street served by the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. Both stations are only 5 minutes' walk from Marylebone Theatre. Marylebone Theatre is 5 minutes' walk from Marylebone train station. Euston and Paddington train stations are 25 minutes walk from Marylebone Theatre. King's Cross St. Pancreas station is 15 minutes by tube from Baker Street station.


The following bus routes stop right in front of Marylebone Theatre: 13, 113, 139, 189, 274, N113.


There is a café in the building where you can purchase hot drinks, alcohol and snacks.

Bringing food and drinks inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.

Access Information

Assistance dogs are allowed inside the theatre. Please read carefully the description when booking the tickets, as some plays might have trigger warnings and might not be suitable for guide dogs.

There is an unreserved disabled parking space on the street opposite the theatre on Park Road. Please note that this is unreserved.

Yes, the auditorium has completely level access from the street.