A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION

ECSTASY

By MIKE LEIGH
Directed by MIKE LEIGH

'If you can’t have a laugh and a drink of a Friday night, when can you?'

10 Mar - 9 Apr 2011

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

1979. The Winter of Discontent is over and Margaret Thatcher’s regime is about to transform the country. Old friends come together in a Kilburn bed-sit.

Loneliness, togetherness, longing, warmth, love... Ecstasy is compassionate, thoughtful and extremely funny.

Mike Leigh is, for the first time ever, returning to one of his past plays. He is joined by his regular collaborator and multi award-winning designer Alison Chitty. Leigh is best known for his films, including Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake (winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival), Topsy-Turvy and Secrets & Lies (winner of the Palm d’Or at Cannes Film Festival). His relationship with Hampstead Theatre started with his renowned
Abigail’s Party which premiered in 1977, followed by Ecstasy, Goose-Pimples and Smelling a Rat. His most recent play, Two Thousand Years, was a sell-out success at the National Theatre in 2008.

Artistic team

WRITER AND DIRECTOR

MIKE LEIGH

DESIGNER

ALISON CHITTY

LIGHTING 

PAUL PYANT

SOUND 

JOHN LEONARD

CASTING

NINA GOLD

 

CAST

SIÂN BROOKE

DANIEL COONAN

CLAIRE-LOUISE CORDWELL

ALLEN LEECH

SINEAD MATTHEWS

CRAIG PARKINSON

Video and Image Gallery

SIÂN BROOKE AND DANIEL COONAN SIÂN BROOKE AND DANIEL COONAN
DANIEL COONAN AND CLAIRE-LOUISE CORDWELL DANIEL COONAN AND CLAIRE-LOUISE CORDWELL
SINEAD MATTEWS AND SIÂN BROOKE SINEAD MATTEWS AND SIÂN BROOKE
CRAIG PARKINSON, ALLEN LEECH, SINEAD MATTHEWS AND SIÂN BROOKE CRAIG PARKINSON, ALLEN LEECH, SINEAD MATTHEWS AND SIÂN BROOKE
SINEAD MATHEWS, DANIEL COONAN, CRAIG PARKINSON AND SIÂN BROOKE SINEAD MATHEWS, DANIEL COONAN, CRAIG PARKINSON AND SIÂN BROOKE
CLAIRE-LOUISE CORDWELL AND DANIEL COONAN CLAIRE-LOUISE CORDWELL AND DANIEL COONAN
SINEAD MATTHEWS, CRAIG PARKINSON, ALLEN LEECH AND SIÂN BROOKE SINEAD MATTHEWS, CRAIG PARKINSON, ALLEN LEECH AND SIÂN BROOKE
SINEAD MATTHEWS AND ALLEN LEECH SINEAD MATTHEWS AND ALLEN LEECH