Posted on 26 July 2023

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES FULL CAST FOR LAUREN GUNDERSON’S ANTHROPOLOGY, DIRECTED BY ANNA LEDWICH

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Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of anthropology - Lauren Gunderson’s gripping thriller about Artificial Intelligence - directed by Anna Ledwich from 7 September until 14 October.

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Posted on 22 June 2023

INTRODUCING OUR INSPIRE WRITERS FOR 2023

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The INSPIRE writers for 2023 have been chosen and their journey on our year-long writing programme is underway. INSPIRE is now in its fifth year at Hampstead Theatre and this new intake of writers will get the opportunity and encouragement to work on writing a new full-length play.

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Posted on 21 June 2023

WINNER OF THE INAUGURAL PHOEBE FRANCES BROWN AWARD ANNOUNCED

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Olivia Mace has been named as the winner of the inaugural Phoebe Frances Brown Award – a new writing prize set up in celebration of the memory and talent of the writer and actor who died in April 2022, aged 29.

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Posted on 9 June 2023

Re-Member Me Extended To 24 June

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Following praise from both critics and audiences alike Dickie Beau’s Re-Member Me has been extended to 24 June.

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Posted on 2 June 2023

Biscuits for Breakfast Company Support Camden Foodbank

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

The Biscuits for Breakfast company are giving their support to Camden Foodbank and encouraging audiences and members of the public to make a foodbank donation during the run of the show.

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Posted on 24 May 2023

DICKIE BEAU INTERVIEWED BY LYN GARDNER

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Dickie Beau: "I was never going to be offered the chance to play Hamlet, but there was still a pang"

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Posted on 24 May 2023

A THEATRE IN EVERY WAY THAT MEANS BUSINESS

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Producer and Chief Executive, Greg Ripley-Duggan talks to Matt Wolf

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Posted on 18 May 2023

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH INTERVIEWS GREG RIPLEY-DUGGAN

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When funding was withdrawn, all seemed lost for the off-West End venue – but now star names are stepping in to save it.

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Posted on 18 May 2023

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES FULL SEASON OF EIGHT NEW PRODUCTIONS

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Hampstead Theatre today announces a full season of eight new productions beginning on 7 September 2023 and running until 16 March 2024.

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Posted on 24 April 2023

DICKIE BEAU’S RE-MEMBER ME COMES TO HAMPSTEAD THEATRE

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Actor and artist Dickie Beau brings his remarkable show Re-Member Me to Hampstead Theatre for a strictly limited run from 25 May to 17 June.

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Posted on 19 April 2023

WILL YOUNG IN SONG FROM FAR AWAY

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Direct from a critically acclaimed run at HOME Manchester, world renowned performer Will Young stars in Song From Far Away, by Olivier award-winner Simon Stephens and Mark Eitzel, for a strictly limited London run at Hampstead Theatre from 28 June – 22 July.

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Posted on 28 March 2023

A CUP OF TEA WITH GARETH FARR

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We caught up with writer Gareth Farr to talk writing highlights, inspiration, and his new play, Biscuits for Breakfast which opens Downstairs 5 May.

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Posted on 1 March 2023

INSPIRE Writers’ Showcase Their Work

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Over the next three-weeks Hampstead Theatre will be showcasing work by the eleven playwrights who have been part of INSPIRE over the last year.

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Posted on 1 March 2023

BLACKOUT SONGS NOMINATED FOR AN OLIVIER AWARD

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Joe White’s play is nominated ahead of its return to Hampstead Theatre.

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Posted on 20 February 2023

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE’S FREE ACTING AND WRITING PROGRAMME FOR CAMDEN RESIDENTS

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Following the success of last year’s Community Creates programme, Hampstead Theatre will be running two ten-week programmes in acting and writing every Tuesday and Thursday starting in March. The programmes are free to attend for Camden residents.

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Posted on 16 February 2023

FULL CASTS ANNOUNCED AS HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS CONTINUES TO BE A HOME FOR NEW WRITING

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Hampstead Theatre today announces the casts for its Downstairs season of new writing featuring plays by Cordelia Lynn, Gareth Farr and Shomit Dutta.

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Posted on 9 February 2023

RUBY THOMAS ANNOUNCED AS SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE FINALIST

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RUBY THOMAS ANNOUNCED AS SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE FINALIST

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Posted on 2 February 2023

DAVID SUCHET RETURNS TO HAMPSTEAD STAGE

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In an extraordinary gesture of support for the venue, David Suchet is to return to the stage at Hampstead Theatre with his show, Poirot and More, A Retrospective 11 – 29 March.

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Posted on 31 January 2023

A CUP OF TEA WITH MICHAEL JOHN O'NEILL

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We caught up with writer Michael John O'Neill to talk inspiration, artistic influences, and his first full-length play, Akedah which opens Downstairs 10 February.

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Posted on 31 January 2023

WALEED AKHTAR ANNOUNCED AS PEGGY RAMSAY/FILM 4 PLAYWRIGHT'S SCHEME BURSARY WINNER

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Waleed Akhtar Announced As Peggy Ramsay / Film 4 Playwrights’ Scheme Bursary Winner

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Posted on 26 January 2023

BLACKOUT SONGS TRANSFERS TO THE MAIN STAGE

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Hampstead Theatre have today announced the return of Blackout Songs - Joe White’s compassionate and unflinching new play about love, addiction and memory, directed by Guy Jones.

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Posted on 12 January 2023

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PLAYS FOR 2023

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Hampstead Theatre today announces three new plays for its Downstairs space for Spring 2023.

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Posted on 29 December 2022

Message from our Chair, Irene Dorner

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Hampstead Theatre was born in a humble hut sixty years ago. Our mission was to create original theatre without creative restriction. We quickly attracted a generation of talent that helped to redefine British Theatre. From Harold Pinter testing out his early plays here to the likes of Mike Leigh, Michael Frayn and Terry Johnson – and more recently Beth Steele, Ruby Thomas and Roy Williams, all premiering their work here.

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Posted on 20 December 2022

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR LINCK & MÜLHAHN

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An epic love story inspired by the real life of an 18th century gender pioneer premieres at Hampstead Theatre. Maggie Bain and Helena Wilson feature in Linck & Mülhahn by Ruby Thomas, directed by Owen Horsley.

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Posted on 12 December 2022

Learn more about Bijan Sheibani director of Sons of the Prophet

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Learn more about Olivier Award-winning director Bijan Sheibani and how he has found directing Sons of the Prophet.

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Posted on 12 December 2022

Statement regarding future plans

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Hampstead Theatre today outlines future plans for the theatre. The ambition is to keep Hampstead Theatre open. To continue to create original theatre without creative restriction. To challenge, influence and shape the future of British Theatre.

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Posted on 7 December 2022

Hampstead Theatre suffers a 100% cut in Arts Council Funding

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Hampstead Theatre announced today that, in the light of the 100% cut in its Arts Council grant of £766,455, the theatre will need to change direction and can no longer continue solely as a new writing theatre. As a consequence, very sadly, Roxana Silbert has decided to step down as Artistic Director.

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Posted on 6 December 2022

A Cup of Tea with Owen Horsley

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We caught up with director Owen Horsley to talk inspiration, artistic influences, and Linck and Mülhahn which opens on the Main Stage 27 January 2023.

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Posted on 14 November 2022

A CUP OF TEA WITH TOM JACKSON GREAVES

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We caught up with The Art of Illusion director Tom Jackson Greaves, to talk advice, artistic influences, and his play opening at Hampstead Theatre on 17 December.

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Posted on 4 November 2022

Hampstead Theatre's statement in response to the Arts Council England decision

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

Hampstead Theatre is disappointed and saddened by Arts Council England’s decision to cut the theatre’s funding. We will now consider how best to ensure the future of a company which nurtures and supports so many writers and which has for so long been an essential part of British theatre. In the meantime, our current programme of new plays will continue as announced and we thank all our supporters for their ongoing commitment to our work.

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Posted on 3 November 2022

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE ART OF ILLUSION

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Hampstead Theatre today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Alexis Michalik’s critically acclaimed, The Art of Illusion. Having premiered in Paris in 2014, where it is still playing today, this new staging translated by Waleed Akhtar and directed by Tom Jackson Greaves opens at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs on 17 December and runs until 28 January.

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Posted on 28 October 2022

James Roose-Evans 1927 - 2022

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Everybody associated with Hampstead Theatre will be saddened by the death of our first Artistic Director James Roose Evans, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday at the age of 94.

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Posted on 25 October 2022

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR STEPHEN KARAM'S SONS OF THE PROPHET

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Following the sell-out hit, The Humans, Stephen Karam returns to Hampstead Theatre with the European premiere of his award-winning comedy, Sons of the Prophet, from 2 December to 14 January. Full cast announced today!

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Posted on 24 October 2022

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE AND NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE LAUNCH NEW PLAYWRITING AWARD

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Hampstead Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse have today announced a brand-new playwriting award - the Phoebe Frances Brown Award - in celebration of the memory and talent of writer and actor Phoebe Frances Brown who died in April this year, aged 29.

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KEEPING YOU SAFE AT HAMPSTEAD

1 Social Distanced 1

RESPECT PERSONAL SPACE

2 MASKS REQUIRED 1

FACE MASKS ENCOURAGED

4 STATE OF THE ART VENTILATION 1

STATE OF THE ART VENTILATION

5 ENHANCED CLEANING 1

ENHANCED CLEANING

7 CONTACTLESS TICKETS 1

CONTACTLESS TICKETS

8 HAND SANITIZING STATIONS 2

HAND SANITISING STATIONS

9 CASHLESS PAYMENT 1

CASHLESS PAYMENT