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 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

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 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 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

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

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

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

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

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

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

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

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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Posted on 7 October 2022

The Times reviews Ravenscourt

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

★★★★ The Times review for Ravenscourt

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Posted on 7 October 2022

A Cup of Tea with Joe White

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

We caught up with Blackout Songs writer Joe White to talk advice, writing influences, and his play opening at Hampstead Theatre on 4 November.

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Posted on 5 October 2022

BBC RADIO 4'S FRONT ROW INTERVIEWS RONA MUNRO

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Rona Munro spoke to BBC Radio 4's Front Row about her play Mary which opens 21 October on the Main Stage.

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Posted on 22 September 2022

Down with the rich!

From Triangle of Sadness and Parasite to The Maid, audiences are revelling tales of inter-class violence that draw on growing discontent at inequality

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Posted on 16 September 2022

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW PLAYS

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'“Our autumn/winter season celebrates Hampstead’s cosmopolitan roots with a range of international playwrights from Scotland to the USA, Northern Ireland to France and some great homegrown talent in between.'

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Posted on 16 September 2022

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR MARY AND BLACKOUT SONGS

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The world premiere of Rona Munro’s new political thriller Mary, directed by Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert will feature:

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Posted on 14 September 2022

RICHARD EYRE IN THE TELEGRAPH

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The Snail House writer and director Richard Eyre writes about the inspiration behind and themes of his first original play for The Telegraph.

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Posted on 14 September 2022

FRONT ROW INTERVIEWS RICHARD EYRE

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On Tuesday 13 September, The Snail House writer and director Richard Eyre spoke to BBC Radio 4's Front Row about his first original play, now running on the Main Stage until 15 October.

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Posted on 12 September 2022

THE TIMES INTERVIEW RICHARD EYRE

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The Snail House writer and director Richard Eyre speaks to Dominic Maxwell of The Times about his first original play, running on the Main Stage until 15 October.

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Posted on 1 September 2022

HAM AND HIGH INTERVIEWS VINCENT FRANKLIN

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Vincent Franklin (Neil) speaks to Ham and High about The Snail House, Richard Eyre's first original play opening 7 September.

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Posted on 30 August 2022

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTH CAMDEN ZONE, LAUNCHES FREE WORKSHOPS FOR THE CAMDEN COMMUNITY

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Hampstead Theatre and North Camden Zone are delighted to launch a programme of free workshops for the Camden community, uniquely devised in partnership with residents from the local area.

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Posted on 17 August 2022

A Cup of Tea with Georgina Burns

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We caught up with Ravenscourt writer Georgina Burns to talk writing influences, crucial life advice and Sherwood...

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Posted on 15 August 2022

Cast announced for The Snail House and Ravenscourt

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Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce the full cast and creative teams for The Snail House and Ravenscourt which open this September.

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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