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

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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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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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Posted on 6 July 2022

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES FOUR WORLD PREMIERES FOR AUTUMN 2022 BY RICHARD EYRE, RONA MUNRO, GEORGINA BURNS & JOE WHITE

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Hampstead Theatre announces four World Premieres for Autumn 2022: Richard Eyre's The Snail House, Rona Munro's Mary, Georgina Burns' Ravenscourt and Joe White's Blackout Songs.

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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: REVIEWS ROUND-UP

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

See what reviewers have been saying about Satinder Chohan' 'poignant' and 'superb' new play, directed by Pooja Ghai

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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

Posted in: Hampstead Downstairs

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 11 May 2022

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES FULL CAST & CREATIVE TEAM FOR THE FELLOWSHIP, A WORLD PREMIERE BY ROY WILLIAMS, DIRECTED BY PAULETTE RANDALL, FROM 17 JUNE UNTIL 23 JULY 2022

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Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Fellowship, an electrifying, hilarious and gripping new play by Roy Williams. Directed by Paulette Randall, The Fellowship will run from 21 June until 23 July 2022.

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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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