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Sideways at St James Theatre

Posted 7th June 2016

Booking Period: 26 May – 9 July 2016

By Rex Pickett. Directed by David Grindley.

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 40 minutes

“Pacey and upbeat. The cast are uniformly excellent” 

“All four actors are superb. Sideways 2016 is a notable vintage.” 
Evening Standard

“Funny, charming and a must see for vino lovers”


Join best friends Miles and Jack on a hilarious journey into the heart of wine country with Sideways: The Play.

Based on his beloved novel, which inspired the Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film, Rex Pickett’s stage adaptation fizzes with comedy and heartfelt emotion, and goes down better than a well-aged Pinot Noir.

When a neurotic author, who is writing his way into a midlife-crisis, and an actor, who is marrying his way out of his, head out to Santa Barbara for a week of wine-tastings, they find out that there’s more to be savoured in California than a few new bottles. When Miles and Jack meet the equally strong and complex Maya and Terra, the four of them learn just how intoxicating a good glass of wine and good company can be – for better and for worse.

Following an acclaimed sold out premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, this brand new production of Sideways, directed by David Grindley (Journey’s End, The American Plan, Daytona) makes its UK premiere.

Contains strong language, nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.

VIP Seats with Wine Tastings  – Enjoy the ultimate Sideways experience

The St. James are partnering with some of the biggest wineries to provide a deluxe experience.

Tickets includes a ticket to Sideways and a post-show wine tasting in the restaurant:

13 June – Californian Red and Whites – £65
Hosted by Roberson Wines

17 June – Californian Red and Whites – £65
Hosted by Roberson Wines

24 June – Become a wine expert in 40 minutes – £65
With John Downes MW, Master of Wine and TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles.  John, one of only 340 Masters of Wine in the world is a corporate entertainer, speaker, television and radio broadcaster and writer on wine……….Adrian needs no introduction. John’s on a mission, to make wine simple, so join him and Adrian post show to enjoy two reds, two whites and a fun trip around the world of wine. Wines to be tasted are: Chablis ‘Cellier de la Sabliere’ 2015. Louis Jadot. Burgundy, France / Chardonnay 2013. Montes Alpha, Chile / Beaune 1er Cru 2013. Louis Jadot. Burgundy, France / Pinot Noir 2013, Montes Alpha, Chile.

Simply select the VIP Tasting Seats when booking online. Bookers will receive a confirmation email with details of the wine tasting event once booked.