Two new Downstairs shows announced

Posted on 22 July 2016.

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Two new Downstairs shows announced

Priority Booking for Friends and Patrons is now open for R and D and Kiss Me. Public Booking opens Tuesday 2 August 10.30am. Click here to find out more about becoming a Friend.



By Simon Vinnicombe

22 September - 22 October

‘Apparently “April” is non generational and neutral, but the presence of spring suggests hope and light and the possibility of a new beginning’

David sets his best friend Lewis up on a blind date with April. April is like no woman Lewis has ever met before. She is beautiful, kind and intelligent. In fact, she seems perfect, perhaps even too perfect to be real…

Simon Vinnicombe’s absorbing Hampstead debut asks what’s more powerful: science or the soul? And when it comes to our obsession with ‘research and development’, how far is too far in the search for ‘progress’?

Simon’s previous credits include Cradle Me and Year 10 (both Finborough), Wisdom (Manhattan Theatre Club) and A Night with the Apathists (Union Theatre).





By Richard Bean

27 October - 3 December

‘Are you allowed to kiss me? What are the parameters?’

A desperate woman. A man with an unusual job. And a forbidden kiss that changes everything.

Richard Bean’s new play is a beautiful and unorthodox love story about two people struggling to escape the guilt and ghosts of the past, set against the shifting world of London post-World War I.

Multi-award winning writer Richard Bean returns to Hampstead for the first time in almost 10 years following In The Club. His other plays include One Man, Two Guvnors, Great Britain, Made in Dagenham and the recent sell out hit The Nap, which starred Jack O’Connell.




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