HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/THE PETER WOLFF TRUST PRESENT

Elephants

By ROSE HEINEY
Directed by TAMARA HARVEY

Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval

£5 - £12 (See ticket information)

Downstairs

11 Dec 2014 - 17 Jan 2015
£5 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

5.53pm. Christmas Eve.

Richard and Sally are waiting for their friends and family to join in the festivities – the tree is decorated, the wine is mulling, the presents are wrapped. But beneath this shiny façade, disastrous events from last Christmas have left their mark on the Llewellyn family and attempts to paper over it make for an explosive evening of surprising revelations and dark secrets exposed.

Award-winning writer Rose Heiney’s debut play is a sharp, black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most. Her previous television credits include hit shows MirandaFresh Meat and Big Bad World.

Tamara Harvey returns to Hampstead Downstairs following last year’s sell-out hitsHello/Goodbye and In The Vale Of Health which transferred to the Main Stage. Her numerous credits include From Here To EternityOne Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (both West End) and Breeders (St. James).

Cast: Helen Atkinson-Wood (The Vortex, Rose Theatre Kingston), Adam Buchanan(The Mystae, Hampstead Downstairs), Jonathan Guy Lewis (I Found My Horn, West End), Richard Lintern (Duchess of MalfiRSC), Bel Powley (Raving, Hampstead Theatre), Imogen Stubbs (Strangers On A Train, West End) and Antonia Thomas(Misfits, Channel 4).

Artistic team

WRITER

ROSE HEINEY

DIRECTOR

TAMARA HARVEY

DESIGNER

POLLY SULLIVAN

LIGHTING

MARK HOWLAND

SOUND

TOM GIBBONS

Cast

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

Posted on 31 December 2014

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.

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

Posted on 20 November 2014

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

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

Posted on 17 November 2014

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

Elephants: Full cast announced

Posted on 17 November 2014

Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce that the cast for Elephants, the debut play of award-winning writer Rose Heiney, is Helen Atkinson-Wood, Adam Buchanan, Jonathan Guy Lewis, Richard Lintern, Bel Powley, Imogen Stubbs and Antonia Thomas.

First five performances: All tickets £5
Full price: £12
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Concessions: £10*
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Video and Image Gallery

Imogen Stubbs (Sally) Imogen Stubbs (Sally)
Bel Powley (Daisy), Richard Lintern (Richard) and Jonathan Guy Lewis (Dick) Bel Powley (Daisy), Richard Lintern (Richard) and Jonathan Guy Lewis (Dick)
Jonathan Guy Lewis (Dick) Jonathan Guy Lewis (Dick)
Helen Atkinson Wood (Valerie) Helen Atkinson Wood (Valerie)
Imogen Stubbs (Sally) Imogen Stubbs (Sally)
Bel Powley (Daisy) Bel Powley (Daisy)
Jonathan Guy Lewis (Dick) and Richard Lintern (Richard) Jonathan Guy Lewis (Dick) and Richard Lintern (Richard)
Antonia Thomas (Lizzy) Antonia Thomas (Lizzy)