Posted on 31 December 2014

A Cup of Tea with... Elephants' Adam Buchanan

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We catch up with Elephants’ Adam Buchanan over a cup of tea about embarrassing on stage moments, alternative career paths and having a pint with Sir Ian McKellen.

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Posted on 5 December 2014

Edward Hall introduces Tiger Country

Posted in: Main Stage

Tiger Country has long felt like unfinished business.

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Posted on 2 December 2014

IdeasTap: Indira Varma interview

Posted in: Main Stage

From Game of Thrones to Silk, computer games to her current role in Nina Raine’s Tiger Country, Indira Varma has worked across a lot of different media to play very different roles.

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Posted on 1 December 2014

Tiger Country: Behind-the-scenes video

Posted in: Main Stage

We go behind-the-scenes into the Tiger Country rehearsal room and chat to Writer/Director Nina Raine and Medical Consultant, and inspiration behind the main character, Jyoti Shah about reviving Nina’s action-packed hospital drama and learning to act like a surgeon.

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Posted on 28 November 2014

A Cup of Tea with... State Red's Samuel Anderson

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

State Red’s Samuel Anderson talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor Faye Johnson about party tricks, reuniting with the other History Boys and Doctor Who.

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Posted on 27 November 2014

Evening Standard: Shaun Evans interview

Posted in: Main Stage

Shaun Evans: ‘The handsome stranger?

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Posted on 20 November 2014

A Cup of Tea with... Elephants Director Tamara Harvey

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We chat to Elephants Director and Hampstead Theatre regular Tamara Harvey between rehearsals about life advice, Alan Ayckbourn and an excess of sprouts.

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Posted on 17 November 2014

A Cup of Tea with... Elephants Writer Rose Heiney

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We speak to Writer Rose Heiney about her debut play Elephants, her Christmas obsession and brussels sprouts.

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Posted on 11 November 2014

Tiger Country: Indira Varma researches her role

Posted in: Main Stage

Photo: Indira Varma with theatre staff from Queen’s Hospital, Burton-on-Trent

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Posted on 7 November 2014

Wildefire: An interview with Maria Aberg

Posted in: HT Blogs

Wildefire Director Maria Aberg talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about collaborating with Roy Williams, her interest in the ‘construction of feminine identity’ and deconstruction of Shakespeare

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Posted on 6 November 2014

The Telegraph: Nina Raine Interview

Posted in: Main Stage

While Nina Raine was researching her new play, she found herself identifying a little too closely with the medical profession.

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Posted on 30 October 2014

Edward Hall introduces Wildefire

Posted in: HT Blogs

Wildefire was one of the first plays I had the pleasure of commissioning when I took over Hampstead.

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Posted on 28 October 2014

Evening Standard: Roy Williams interview

Posted in: Main Stage

Roy Williams’s new play, Wildefire, for Hampstead Theatre, focuses on the way the Met works in the current climate of mistrust — being a police officer looks like the worst job you could do right now, he tells Johanna Thomas-Corr.

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Posted on 24 October 2014

A Cup of Tea With... Four Minutes Twelve Seconds Actor Jonathan McGuiness

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We chat to Jonathan McGuiness about Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, life advice and favourite London haunts.

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Posted on 21 October 2014

A Cup of Tea With... State Red Writer Atiha Sen Gupta

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We talk to State Red Writer Atiha Sen Gupta about her playwriting heroes, Roy Williams and humanising headlines.

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Posted on 17 October 2014

Hampstead's Literary Manager talks about Hampstead Downstairs Autumn Season 2014

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

Hampstead Theatre’s Literary Manager Will Mortimer talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about the Autumn Season and the ethos behind Hampstead Downstairs

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Posted on 17 October 2014

Wildefire: Behind-the-scenes video

Posted in: Main Stage

We go behind-the-scenes into the Wildefire rehearsal room and chat to Writer Roy Williams, Director Maria Aberg and lead actor Lorraine Stanley about Roy’s new police thriller and the challenges of bringing it to the stage.

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Posted on 14 October 2014

Ham & High interviews Greg Ripley-Duggan

Posted in: Interviews with cast and creatives

Hampstead Theatre plotting to become one of world’s leading playhouses, top producer declares By Tom Marshall, Ham & High

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Posted on 13 October 2014

10 Questions with Roy Williams

Posted in: Main Stage

We challenged Olivier Award nominee Roy Williams to answer 10 questions on everything from his new police drama Wildefire to special powers.

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Posted on 3 October 2014

WhatsOnStage: Roger Allam interview

Posted in: Main Stage

As he returns to Hampstead Theatre in the UK premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, Roger Allam reflects on his illustrious career and the ‘creeping corporatisation’ of art By Theo Bosanquet, WhatsOnStage

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Posted on 18 September 2014

YOUR interview with Seminar's Roger Allam

Posted in: Main Stage

We gave our online followers the opportunity to ask Roger Allam any questions they wanted – and the tweets came in thick and fast!

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Posted on 10 September 2014

YOUR interview with Roger Allam: submit questions now

Posted in: HT Blogs

Have you ever wanted to ask Roger Allam anything?

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Posted on 10 September 2014

Video: Meet the Downstairs Writers

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

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Posted on 29 August 2014

Getting To Know You: Jo Boniface, Sales Manager

Posted in: HT Blogs

We talk to Jo Boniface to find out what a day in the life of a Sales Manager looks like, from selling tickets and fixing printers to helping customers and dealing with the ‘Pied Piper’.

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Posted on 26 August 2014

Downstairs Autumn Season: Interview with the Writers

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We interview two of the Downstairs Autumn Season Writers to find out more about Four minutes twelve seconds and Elephants.

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Posted on 17 July 2014

Getting To Know You: Liberty Oberlander, Development Manager

Posted in: HT Blogs

We talk to Liberty Oberlander to find out what a day in the life of a Development Manager looks like, from raising money and looking after Patrons to raiding the prop store and actors doing the conga.

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Posted on 1 July 2014

Ham & High: Beth Steel interview

Posted in: Main Stage

Beth Steel’s Wonderland sees Hampstead Theatre venture below ground By Bridget Galton, Ham & High

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Posted on 13 June 2014

Edward Hall introduces Wonderland

Posted in: HT Blogs

One of the occupational hazards of running a New Writing theatre is that family holidays are the sole opportunities for play reading marathons… Thus, the Christmas before last, I made my farewells at the theatre and set off for home with a huge pile of scripts under my arm.

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Posted on 12 June 2014

Writing Wonderland: An interview with Beth Steel

Posted in: HT Blogs

Wonderland Writer Beth Steel talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about the inspiration behind her new play and bringing such an ambitious story to stage

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Posted on 28 May 2014

A Cup of Tea With... In The Vale Of Health's Jamie Ballard

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We grabbed Jamie Ballard between a sold out run Downstairs and a transfer to the Main Stage to talk playing Hamlet, Andrew Scott and favourite cheeses.

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Posted on 27 May 2014

Video: Meet the Wonderland cast

Posted in: Main Stage

Meet the cast of Beth Steel’s new play Wonderland and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their research trip which took them 140m underground down a coal mine at the National Coal Mining Museum.

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Posted on 21 May 2014

In The Vale Of Health rehearsal diary: Part Four

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

Part Three: Missing Dates By Laurence Cook, In The Vale Of Health Associate Director

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Posted on 6 May 2014

A Cup of Tea With... In The Vale of Health's Laura Rees

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We chat to Laura Rees over a cup of tea about In The Vale Of Health, Maxine Peake and alternative careers.

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