Posted on 19 December 2012

Hampstead Downstairs: What the audience thinks

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‘When Edward Hall started at Hampstead in 2010 he immediately set about finding a way of opening the Michael Frayn Space as a public performance space for unperformed work’ says Greg Ripley-Duggan, Executive Producer of Hampstead Theatre.

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Posted on 19 December 2012

An Introduction to new voice Colette Kane

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I Know How I Feel About Eve by Colette Kane kicks off the Downstairs 2013 season.

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Posted on 13 December 2012

A Cup of Tea with... Tu i Teraz actor Anna Elijasz

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We caught up with Anna Elijasz between rehearsals about moving from Poland to attend drama school, what attracted her to the play and playing a prince.

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Posted on 10 December 2012

Tu i Teraz (Here and Now): A Writer's Introduction

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Inspirations: Stories told, untold and imagined

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Posted on 29 November 2012

Ignorance/Jahiliyyah: What the audience thinks

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‘Just seen one of the best plays of my life – Ignorance by Steve Waters….

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Posted on 27 November 2012

A Cup of Tea with... Ignorance/Jahiliyyah's Dan Rabin

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We caught up with Dan Rabin about the intimacy of Hampstead Downstairs, taking on two characters and his love of open spaces.

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Posted on 23 November 2012

A Cup of Tea with... Ignorance/Jahiliyyah's Andy Apollo

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We chatted to Andy Apollo over a cup of tea between performances about his dream roles, playing a ‘bigoted jerk’ and his critically acclaimed turn as a dragon.

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Posted on 21 November 2012

Ignorance/Jahiliyyah: Production Photos

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Posted on 13 November 2012

'Searching for Qutb': Steve Waters writes about his Ignorance/Jahiliyyah research trips

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‘Searching for Qutb’

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Posted on 12 November 2012

'The audience can expect electric performances': Nathan Curry talks about directing Ignorance/Jahiliyyah

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We speak to Nathan Curry between rehearsals about directing Steve Water’s new play, his career highlights and the importance of Ignorance/Jahiliyyah in today’s political climate.

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Posted on 9 November 2012

Ignorance/Jahiliyyah: In Rehearsals

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Posted on 25 October 2012

Blue Sky: Production Photos

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Posted on 9 October 2012

Blue Sky: An Actor’s View

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So we’re two weeks into the rehearsal process, and so far so good.

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Posted on 9 October 2012

Donny's Brain: What the audience thinks

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Join the lively and sophisticated audience that avidly follows the work of Hampstead Downstairs.

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Posted on 9 October 2012

A cup of tea with... Donny's Brain actor Ryan Early

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We grabbed actor Ryan Early between performances for a chat about the play, his dream roles and drying up mid-monologue.

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Posted on 28 September 2012

Blue Sky: An introduction from writer Clare Bayley

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So, rehearsals started today for Blue Sky.

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Posted on 26 September 2012

A cup of tea with... Donny's Brain actor Skye Lourie

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We grabbed a cup of tea and a chat with actor Skye Lourie (pictured) about her professional stage debut in Donny’s Brain.

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Posted on 25 September 2012

Interview: Anna Ledwich

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We caught up with Donny’s Brain director Anna Ledwich about rehearsals, her ideal play and the recent Australian take-over of Hampstead Theatre.

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Posted on 24 September 2012

A cup of tea with... Donny's Brain actor Emily Joyce

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We grabbed actor Emily Joyce between rehearsals for a chat about the play, Doctor Who and falling off stage mid-show.

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Posted on 20 September 2012

Donny's Brain: An Onstage Version of The Vow?

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Our Hampstead Downstairs season kicks off with Rona Munro’s Donny’s Brain, a funny and poignant play exploring the unimaginable consequences of brain trauma on human relationships.

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Posted on 14 September 2012

Donny's Brain: In Rehearsals

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Donny wakes in hospital, unable to recall the car accident, confused because the love of his life, Emma, isn’t at his bedside… and unable to recognise the strange woman in the room who can’t stop weeping.

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Posted on 5 September 2012

Interview: Rona Munro talks about returning to Hampstead with Donny's Brain

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Photo: Carol Ann Crawford and Frances Tomelty in The Maiden Stone by Rona Munro (1995) taken by John Haynes

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Posted on 30 August 2012

Donny's Brain: Full Casting Confirmed

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We’re excited to announce the full cast for Rona Munro’s Donny’s Brain, our first Hampstead Downstairs show this season.

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Posted on 21 August 2012

Bill Paterson nominated for The Stage Best Actor Award

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We’re delighted that Bill Paterson has been nominated for The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence for his role in Tom Holloway’s And No More Shall We Part at the Traverse Theatre.

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Posted on 18 August 2012

Hampstead Downstairs Autumn Season announced

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Hampstead Downstairs / The Peter Wolff Trust are excited to present two new plays by award winning writers Rona Munro and Steve Waters.

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Posted on 10 August 2012

The Peter Wolff Trust - a tribute

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The Peter Wolff Trust was created in 1998 to support unknown and yet to be established British Playwrights and to encourage and nurture their talent.

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Posted on 9 August 2012

Who is PENTABUS?

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Hampstead Downstairs is delighted to welcome back Pentabus Theatre following their critically acclaimed production, For Once, last summer.

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Posted on 16 May 2012

5 minutes with NICK WHITBY

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The Complaint opens Downstairs 17 May.

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Posted on 28 April 2012

The Will Mortimer Interview: NIGEL GEARING

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Hampstead Theatre’s Literary Manager, Will Mortimer, talks to Nigel Gearing, who has adapted Blue Heart Afternoon for the stage:

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Posted on 31 January 2012

Public booking now open for spring season

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Public booking now open for spring season

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Posted on 9 January 2012

And No More Shall We Part opens this week

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Hampstead Downstairs/ The Peter Wolff Trust Present

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