New Downstairs show announced

Posted on 21 October 2016.

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New Downstairs show announced

Priority Booking for Friends and Patrons is now open for Platinum. Public Booking opens Friday 28 October 10.30am. Click here to find out more about becoming a Friend.


by hannah patterson

9 december - 14 january

Martha McDonald was a world-famous singer – Grammy Hall of Fame resident, poster girl for revolution, and writer of one of the most iconic songs of the 1970s. Until she disappeared.

For many years she hasn’t written or sung a single note. Hidden from public view deep in the Californian Mountains, Martha guards a secret that, if revealed, will change everything.  And only one other person holds a key to this enigma: her estranged daughter, Anna.

Anna is desperately trying to escape the long shadow of her mother’s fame and legacy.  Will exposing the secret liberate her – and her mother – or might it destroy them both?

Hannah Patterson’s intriguing new play explores the impact that success and celebrity have on relationships and why honesty is not always the best policy. Hannah returns to Hampstead Downstairs following her sell-out hit Giving earlier this year. Her other theatre credits include Come To Where I’m From (Paines Plough/Southbank Centre), Playing With Grown Ups (Theatre503/Brits off Broadway) and MUCH (Cock Tavern), which she is adapting for film.


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