HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/THE PETER WOLFF TRUST PRESENT

State Red

By ATIHA SEN GUPTA
Directed by DOUGLAS RINTOUL

Running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes with no interval

£5 - £12 (See ticket information)

You have to realise your decisions have consequences not only for you but for all of us – most of all your father!

Downstairs

7 Nov - 6 Dec 2014
£5 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

It’s late. Richard and Joyce have just returned home from the House of Lords – another boozy, gruelling but important social event that further cements Richard’s chance of being promoted to Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

To their astonishment, and relief, they find their estranged son, Luke, fast asleep upstairs. After a year’s absence – and with only one email letting them know he was safe – where has he been? More importantly, why has he come back? And will Luke’s demons play hell with Richard’s promotion?

Atiha Sen Gupta’s fiery family drama challenges the ‘family always comes first’ ethos and boldly confronts the fissures in our modern multicultural society that infiltrate through to the highest ranks.

Sen Gupta makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead following the critically acclaimed What Fatima Did in 2009 on the Main Stage. Other credits include E4’s hit television show, Skins.

‘One leaves the theatre impatient to discover what Atiha Sen Gupta will do next’ Telegraph following What Fatima Did

Douglas Rintoul makes his Hampstead debut. Previous directing credits include All My Sons (Watermill Theatre). He was Associate Director on a number of Théâtre de Complicité productions including A Disappearing Number (New York/World Tour) andEndgame (West End).

Artistic team

WRITER

ATIHA SEN GUPTA

DIRECTOR

DOUGLAS RINTOUL

DESIGNER

JAMES TURNER

LIGHTING

TIM LUTKIN

SOUND

HELEN ATKINSON

Cast

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Posted on 27 October 2014

The cast for State Red, Atiha Sen Gupta’s fiery family drama, is Samuel Anderson, Maxine Finch, Geoff Leesley and Toby Wharton.

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Posted on 21 October 2014

We talk to State Red Writer Atiha Sen Gupta about her playwriting heroes, Roy Williams and humanising headlines.

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

Geoff Leesley (Richard) Geoff Leesley (Richard)
Geoff Leesley (Richard) and Maxine Finch (Joyce) Geoff Leesley (Richard) and Maxine Finch (Joyce)
Samuel Anderson (Luke) Samuel Anderson (Luke)
Toby Wharton (Matthew) Toby Wharton (Matthew)
Samuel Anderson (Luke) Samuel Anderson (Luke)
Maxine Finch (Joyce) Maxine Finch (Joyce)
Toby Wharton (Matthew) Toby Wharton (Matthew)
Geoff Leesley (Richard), Maxine Finch (Joyce) and Samuel Anderson (Luke) Geoff Leesley (Richard), Maxine Finch (Joyce) and Samuel Anderson (Luke)
Samuel Anderson (Luke) Samuel Anderson (Luke)