Posted on 20 August 2015

David Hare: A career in pictures

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One of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights, David Hare, made his professional debut at Hampstead Theatre in 1970 with Slag, which starred Lynn Redgrave, with The Great Exhibition following in 1972, and Fanshen!

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Posted on 19 August 2015

Simon Russell Beale: A career in pictures

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Described by The Independent as ‘the greatest stage actor of his generation’, Simon Russell Beale is mainly known for his theatre roles, including the title roles in King Lear at the National Theatre in 2014 and Uncle Vanya at the Donmar in 2002.

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Posted on 5 August 2015

Roger Allam: A career in pictures

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Famous for roles on screen and stage, three time Olivier Award winner Roger Allam has enjoyed an incredibly varied and successful career from originating the role of Javert in Les Miserables to recent films The Queen and Tamara Drewe.

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Posted on 3 July 2015

A Cup of Tea with... 36 Phone Calls actor Lee Ross

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We chat to Lee Ross between shows about Andrew Scott, Bugsy Malone and embarrassing on stage moments.

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Posted on 17 June 2015

36 Phone Calls: An interview with Writer Jeremy Brock

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Writer Jeremy Brock talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about his new play 36 Phone Calls which opens Downstairs on 25 June

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Posted on 15 June 2015

Mr Foote's Other Leg: Who's who?

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Find out more about the real life people who inspired the characters in Ian Kelly riotously funny new play, Mr Foote’s Other Leg.

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Posted on 5 June 2015

A Cup of Tea with... Sunspots Writer David Lewis

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We chat to Writer David Lewis about playwriting heroes, life advice and his Hampstead Downstairs debut, Sunspots.

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Posted on 29 May 2015

Sunspots: Production photos

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Taken by Robert Day

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Posted on 16 April 2015

A Cup of Tea With... Deluge's Elaine Cassidy

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We chat to actor Elaine Cassidy in between rehearsals about Deluge, dream roles and Good People.

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Posted on 16 April 2015

Michael Frayn at Hampstead Theatre: A career in pictures

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Award winning writer and playwright Michael Frayn and Hampstead Theatre’s working relationship begun in 1975 with the world premiere of Alphabetical Order, starring Billie Whitelaw, which then transferred to the West End.

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Posted on 12 April 2015

Ray Davies wins Outstanding Achievement in Music at The Oliviers

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Ray Davies was already A Well Respected Man in the music industry, but he’ll now be equally high-regarded in the theatre community after taking home the Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Award at this year’s Olivier Awards with MasterCard.

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Posted on 7 April 2015

Deluge: An interview with Fiona Doyle

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Writer Fiona Doyle talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about her new play Deluge which opens Downstairs next week

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Posted on 30 March 2015

Hampstead's Page to Stage Festival 'a hit'

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‘The Page to Stage Festival Hamps_Theatre is basically my Glastonbury' Rose_heiney

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Posted on 5 March 2015

Financial Times: Michael Frayn interview

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The playwright, novelist, farceur and philosopher talks to the Financial Times’ Sarah Hemming about fear, chaos and his newest work Photo: Howard Sooley for Financial Times

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Posted on 27 February 2015

Edward Hall introduces Stevie

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Although Hampstead can take proper credit for premiering only one of his plays, Hugh Whitemore has always held a special place in this theatre’s affections, so his is a talent I’m delighted to have the opportunity of celebrating.

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Posted on 19 February 2015

Deposit: An interview with Matt Hartley

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Deposit Writer Matt Hartley talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about the inspiration behind his new play and the allure of London

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Posted on 19 February 2015

A Cup of Tea with... Deposit Director Lisa Spirling

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We catch Lisa Spirling between rehearsals to chat about Deposit, returning to Hampstead Downstairs and life advice.

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Posted on 19 January 2015

Edward Hall introduces Hello/Goodbye

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Peter Souter’s Hello/Goodbye is his first play, a smart contemporary romantic comedy and a sort of Private Lives for our times.

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Posted on 19 January 2015

Will Mortimer meets Peter Souter

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Hampstead Theatre’s Literary Manager Will Mortimer meets the writer of Hello/Goodbye, Peter Souter

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Posted on 19 January 2015

A Cup of Tea with... The Wasp Writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

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We chat to Writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm about her new play The Wasp, her playwriting heroes and life advice.

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Posted on 13 January 2015

Free Streaming: Access for All

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Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director Edward Hall says:

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Posted on 31 December 2014

A Cup of Tea with... Elephants' Adam Buchanan

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We catch up with Elephants’ Adam Buchanan over a cup of tea about embarrassing on stage moments, alternative career paths and having a pint with Sir Ian McKellen.

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Posted on 3 December 2014

Hampstead Christmas gift ideas

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Stuck for Christmas present ideas?

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Posted on 28 November 2014

A Cup of Tea with... State Red's Samuel Anderson

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State Red’s Samuel Anderson talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor Faye Johnson about party tricks, reuniting with the other History Boys and Doctor Who.

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Posted on 20 November 2014

A Cup of Tea with... Elephants Director Tamara Harvey

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We chat to Elephants Director and Hampstead Theatre regular Tamara Harvey between rehearsals about life advice, Alan Ayckbourn and an excess of sprouts.

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Posted on 17 November 2014

A Cup of Tea with... Elephants Writer Rose Heiney

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We speak to Writer Rose Heiney about her debut play Elephants, her Christmas obsession and brussels sprouts.

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Posted on 7 November 2014

Wildefire: An interview with Maria Aberg

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Wildefire Director Maria Aberg talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about collaborating with Roy Williams, her interest in the ‘construction of feminine identity’ and deconstruction of Shakespeare

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Posted on 6 November 2014

Indira Varma: A career in pictures

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Famous for roles on screen and stage, Indira Varma has enjoyed an incredibly varied and successful career from playing Harold Pinter’s Gila in One for the Road (Broadway), Noel Coward’s Bunty Mainwaring in The Vortext (Donmar) and David Hare’s Nadia Baliye in The Vertical Hour (Royal Court) to prolific television roles such as Game of Thrones and Luther.

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Posted on 31 October 2014

Wildefire: Life in the Police Force by The Lord Paddick

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‘Are you in the job?’ is the question a police officer will often ask someone who he believes to be a fellow officer.

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