Casting announced for I Know How I Feel About Eve

Posted on 14 January 2013.

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Casting announced for I Know How I Feel About Eve

Hampstead Downstairs and The Peter Wolff Trust present
I Know How I Feel About Eve
By Colette Kane
Directed by Lisa Spirling
Designed by Polly Sullivan with lighting by Richard Howell and sound design by Richard Hammarton

Friday 25 January to Saturday 23 February 2013.

Would you do anything to recover the past and sell your soul to the possibilities of science?

Lisa Spirling directs Colette Kane’s sparkling new play, I Know How I feel About Eve, which opens the Hampstead Downstairs season for 2013.

Only a year ago Jo and Alex were a happy professional couple with everything they wanted. Now they are trying to return to their normal existence after a sudden and shocking loss.

In a bitter cycle of recrimination, sarcasm and longing from which there seems no escape, Jo feels compelled to find a solution and her unorthodox route leads to Gloria and an attempt to reverse the rules of nature.

I Know How I feel About Eve examines the potential effect of the evolution of modern science on our lives today and the controversial role it will play in future years to come.

Colette Kane makes her Hampstead debut. Her writing credits include Belong (Arcola), Ways To Look At Fish (Theatre503), Hatch (Liverpool Everyman), Gods Young Sand (Nabakov), Praise and Play and Dead Dog (Trafalgar Studios) and Scarlett and the Silent Disco (Liverpool Playhouse).

Director Lisa Spirling also makes her Hampstead Theatre debut. Her credits include Michael Frayn’s Here (Rose Theatre Kingston), Hundreds and Thousands (Soho Theatre Upstairs), Boeing Boeing (Alley Theatre Houston Texas), Terminal 4 Play (Theatre503, Latitude Festival), Cotton Wool (Theatre 503, Meyer Whitworth Award Winner), Idiot of Ants (Pleasance, Edinburgh/Tour), Beowulf (Storm on the Lawn Theatre Bath). Lisa was Associate director on Headlong’s Enron directing the West End recast and regional tour, ETT’s The Hypochondriac, and Neil LaBute’s In A Forest Dark and Deep at the Vaudeville Theatre. Lisa was the recipient of the prestigious Creative Residency Award at the Hospital Club.

The cast is Michele Austin (Gloria), Kirsty Bushell (Jo) and Chris Harper (Alex).

Michele Austin’s stage credits include The Riots (Tricycle), Sixty-Six Books (Bush), Wild Child (Royal Court), The Lost Mariner (Rough Cuts – Royal Court), Generations (Young Vic) and The Chain Play (Almeida). Television credits include Holby City (BBC), EastEnders (BBC), Outnumbered (BBC) and Silent Witness (BBC).

Kirsty Bushell’s stage credits include Belongings (Hampstead Downstairs/Trafalgar studios), Twelfth Night (RSC), 13 (National), Plenty (Sheffield Theatres), Danton’s Death (National Theatre), A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (Lyric Hammersmith), Peter and Vandy (Theatre 503), Edmund (Wiltons’ Music Hall), Pornography (Tricycle) and Angels in America (Headlong). Television credits include True Love (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC), Midsomer Murders (ITV) and Injustice (ITV).

Chris Harper’s stage credits include The Village Bike (Sheffield), A Kid Like Jake (Old Vic New Voices), Persuasion (Salisbury Playhouse), Saturn Returns (Finborough), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Arcola), After Miss Julie (Salisbury Playhouse), Man of the Moment (Northampton) and Private Fears in Public Places (Northampton). Television credits include Upstairs Downstairs (BBC), Doctors (BBC), The Roman Mysteries (BBC) and Life on Mars (BBC).

Hampstead Downstairs was created as a response to feedback from playwrights, regarding the lack of opportunities to stage new plays. Although there is no formal press night, a limited number of tickets each night will be made available to critics who wish to see the shows and write about them informally.

For press information please contact Clióna Roberts on 020 7704 6224 / 07754 75 65 04 or e-mail or

Dates: 25 January to 23 February 2013
Times: Monday – Saturday 7.45pm Saturday Matinees 3.15pm
Prices: £12, £10 concessions and access £6
First four performances – all tickets £5
For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Tel: 020 7722 9301
Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm
In person at Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU

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