HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/THE PETER WOLFF TRUST PRESENT
By ROSE HEINEY
Directed by TAMARA HARVEY
Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval
£5 - £12 (See ticket information)
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 Miranda, Fresh 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 Eternity, One 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 Malfi, RSC), Bel Powley (Raving, Hampstead Theatre), Imogen Stubbs (Strangers On A Train, West End) and Antonia Thomas(Misfits, Channel 4).
Jonathan Guy Lewis
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.
We chat to Elephants Director and Hampstead Theatre regular Tamara Harvey between rehearsals about life advice, Alan Ayckbourn and an excess of sprouts.
We speak to Writer Rose Heiney about her debut play Elephants, her Christmas obsession and brussels sprouts.
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)
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free