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

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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 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 7 October 2022

A Cup of Tea with Joe White

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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 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 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 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 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 30 June 2022

THE FELLOWSHIP ON WOMAN'S HOUR

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On Thursday 30 June, The Fellowship director Paulette Randall and Suzette Llewellyn (Marcia) spoke to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour about Roy Williams' 'masterful' World Premiere.

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Posted on 23 June 2022

PAULETTE RANDALL ON TIMES RADIO

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On Thursday 23 June, The Fellowship director Paulette Randall spoke to Mariella Frostrup on Times Radio about the play and her career to date.

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Posted on 22 June 2022

ROY WILLIAMS ON FRONT ROW

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On Tuesday 21 June, The Fellowship writer Roy Williams spoke to BBC Radio 4's Front Row about the play, running on the Main Stage until 23 July.

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Posted on 22 June 2022

ROY WILLIAMS IN THE I PAPER FOR WINDRUSH DAY

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On Windrush Day 2022, The Fellowship writer Roy Williams writes about exploring the legacy of racism in his new play – and making peace with the actions of his parents and their peers.

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Posted on 20 June 2022

Video: Bonnie Greer in conversation with Roy Williams

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Roy Williams, writer of The Fellowship, spoke to writer and broadcaster Bonnie Greer about the play ahead of its World Premiere at Hampstead in June 2022 and his career to date.

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Posted on 30 May 2022

LOTUS BEAUTY ON WOMAN'S HOUR

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Lotus Beauty director Pooja Ghai and Kiran Landa (Reita) spoke to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour about the play, running Downstairs until 18 June.

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Posted on 18 May 2022

POOJA GHAI INTERVIEWED BY BBC RADIO 3 FREE THINKING

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Lotus Beauty director Pooja Ghai spoke to BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking about the play, running Downstairs until 18 June.

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Posted on 9 May 2022

SATINDER CHOHAN INTERVIEWED BY EASTERN EYE

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Posted on 4 May 2022

NAOMI WALLACE INTERVIEWED BY LYN GARDNER

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Posted on 26 April 2022

Video: Michael Billington in conversation with Naomi Wallace

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Naomi Wallace, writer of The Breach, spoke to writer and critic Michael Billington about the play ahead of its UK Premiere at Hampstead in May 2022 and her career to date.

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Posted on 19 April 2022

ROBERT LINDSAY INTERVIEWED BY THE GUARDIAN

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Zoe Williams interviewed Robert Lindsay, currently starring in The Fever Syndrome on the Main Stage until 30 April.

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Posted on 11 February 2022

CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON INTERVIEWED BY THE TELEGRAPH

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Claire Allfree interviewed Christopher Hampton, playwright and translator of Florian Zeller's The Forest, now playing on the Main Stage.

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Posted on 7 February 2022

ANGEL COULBY & PAUL MCGANN INTERVIEWED BY HAM & HIGH

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Bridget Galton interviewed Angel Coulby & Paul McHann for Ham & High, ahead of the World Premiere of The Forest on Hampstead's Main Stage.

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Posted on 3 February 2022

GINA MCKEE INTERVIEWED BY THE I

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Gwendolyn Smith interviewed Gina McKee for The i, ahead of the World Premiere of The Forest on Hampstead's Main Stage.

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Posted on 1 February 2022

TOBY STEPHENS INTERVIEWED BY THE TIMES

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Dominic Maxwell interviewed Toby Stephens for The Times, ahead of the World Premiere of The Forest on Hampstead's Main Stage.

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Posted on 31 January 2022

THE GUARDIAN INTERVIEWS FLORIAN ZELLER

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Laura Cappelle interviewed Florian Zeller for The Guardian, ahead of the World Premiere of The Forest on Hampstead's Main Stage.

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Posted on 12 January 2022

ROXANA SILBERT AND NELL LEYSHON SPEAK TO FRONT ROW

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Writer Nell Leyshon and director Roxana Silbert spoke to BBC's Front Row about Folk, playing Downstairs until 5 February.

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Posted on 12 January 2022

LOTUS BEAUTY DIRECTOR POOJA GHAI INTERVIEWED BY THE GUARDIAN

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Pooja Ghai, director of the upcoming Lotus Beauty and Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre Company, speaks to The Guardian.

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Posted on 7 January 2022

WOMAN'S HOUR INTERVIEWS FOLK WRITER NELL LEYSHON

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On Friday 7 January, Folk writer Nell Leyshon spoke to Anita Rani on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour about the real life inspiration behind the play

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Posted on 7 January 2022

ROXANA SILBERT AND GARY YERSHON SPEAK TO IN TUNE

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Roxana Silbert and Director of Music Gary Yershon spoke to In Tune about Folk, playing Downstairs until 5 February.

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Posted on 6 January 2022

Folk’s unsung heroines - Nell Leyshon writes for The Guardian

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Nell Leyshon wrote for The Guardian about the true story that inspired her ★★★★★ Downstairs show Folk.

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Posted on 23 December 2021

ROXANA SILBERT SPEAKS TO HAM AND HIGH

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Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre, writes for Ham and High about the highs and lows of 2021.

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Posted on 16 December 2021

HAM & HIGH SPEAKS TO FOLK WRITER NELL LEYSHON

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"My imagination is based in Somerset and seeing a stonebreaker from my village was a lightbulb moment.

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