The Vanishing Room

May 1824. London. Daniel is the youngest porter at England’s newest, most exclusive private club. Even on its opening night, the club’s powerful members are plotting to commit the greatest crime in literary history. To protect their reputations, a scandalous book is thrown into the fire, the course of history forever altered – and they’re only just getting started. But when Daniel discovers a member mysteriously dead in a bedroom, an unstoppable chain of events ignites that threatens to expose 200 years of the world’s most closely-guarded secrets. An epic, time-bending adventure spanning two centuries of history you were never supposed to know about, The Vanishing Room offers an exclusive invitation to a twilight world of whispered conversations, hidden societies and illicit power.

ETF presents the world premiere of this major international collaboration, from the team behind Secret Life of Humans. Co-produced with London’s multi-award-winning New Diorama Theatre and 59E59 Theatres, New York, this bold new show will receive its world premiere at The English Theatre Frankfurt, ahead of an extended runs in London and Off-Broadway in 2024.

Cast and creatives

Artwork by Guy Sanders

Poster by Igor Trkulja




Olivia Hirst & David Byrne


David Byrne. Associate Director Sayeedah Supersad


Composer, Sound Designer, VO Director


Anant Varman, Katy Brittain, Peter Clements, Annabel Smith, Jonny Khan, Christopher Ettridge