A MOYA AND TACKROOM THEATRE PRODUCTION AT HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS

The Glass Supper

By MARTYN HESFORD
Directed by ABBEY WRIGHT

Running time: 2 hours including a 15 minute interval

£10 - £20 (See ticket information)

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Downstairs

25 Jun - 26 Jul 2014
£10 - £20

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

The Glass Supper by BAFTA-Nominated Martyn Hesford is a searing new comic play from the writer and team behind Mrs Lowry and Son (★★★★ Critics’ Choice inThe Times and in The Telegraph, 2013).

Marcus and Colin have escaped the madness of London to live in the peaceful countryside. But will this new idyllic reality soon be shattered when Steven, his beautiful young boyfriend, Jamie, and Wendy arrive unexpectedly for supper?

The Glass Supper is a blistering, poetic, funny new drama about the search for love and sex in the modern world.

Starring Michelle Collins (EastendersCoronation StreetTwo Thousand Acres of Sky,Sunburn), and directed by Abbey Wright (Mrs Lowry and SonDublin CarolHoliday and The Eisteddfod)

  • The Gay Times

    ‘A highly recommended evening of comic contrasts and passionate predicament.’

    ‘Michelle Collins sparkles as Wendy’

    ‘Michael Begley and Owen Sharpe are cunningly cast and completely believable’

    ‘Begley perfectly pitches Marcus’ comic exasperation, and subtly shifts from comedy to tragedy’

    ‘Sharpe gives us a layered portrait of a strong, sexy, confident man progressively losing himself in self-medication. An intoxicating performance.’

    ‘Michael Feast, as Steven, is as terrifying as he is entertaining – barely concealed animalistic aspects straining at his every seam throughout. Satisfyingly savage’

    ‘Alex Lawther gives a standout performance as Jamie ….. Breathtakingly brilliant and screamingly funny.’

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  • WhatsOnStage

    ‘Good play, good cast, numerous laugh-out-loud moments, and only two hours long… Who could ask for more?’

    ‘Michael Feast is forceful, fierce and occasionally vulnerable’

    ‘Alex Lawther is horrifyingly brilliant’

    ‘Excellent direction by Abbey Wright’

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  • The Stage

    ‘Witty and wounding … a cutting exploration of salvation and hypocrisy’

    ‘Abbey Wright’s rich production’

    ‘Signe Beckmann’s lush design’

    ‘Performed with lip smacking relish by a cast who are spiky and flamboyant, desperate and desirable.’

    ‘Darkly cherubic Alex Lawther … I couldn’t take my eyes off Lawther who – quite rightly – has been pegged as one to watch.’

    ‘Owen Sharpe and Michael Begley embody the promise and disappointment of love.’

    ‘Michelle Collins is wonderful as Wendy, lashing out like a wounded animal’

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Artistic team

WRITER

MARTYN HESFORD

DIRECTOR

ABBEY WRIGHT

DESIGNER

SIGNE BECKMANN

LIGHTING

DAVID PLATER

SOUND AND MUSIC

HARRY BLAKE

Cast

Full price £20
Concessions £15* 
Seniors and Equity Members £15ᶧ 
Access £10

Previews (25-28 June)
Full Price £15
Concessions £10* 
Seniors and Equity Members £10ᶧ

*Students, under 26 and unwaged available Monday – Thursday
ᶧAvailable matinees only

Video and Image Gallery

Alex Lawther (Jamie) and Owen Sharpe (Colin) Alex Lawther (Jamie) and Owen Sharpe (Colin)
Alex Lawther (Jamie) and Owen Sharpe (Colin) Alex Lawther (Jamie) and Owen Sharpe (Colin)
Michael Begley (Marcus) Michael Begley (Marcus)
Michelle Collins (Wendy) Michelle Collins (Wendy)
Michael Begley (Marcus) and Owen Sharpe (Colin) Michael Begley (Marcus) and Owen Sharpe (Colin)
Michelle Collins (Wendy) and Michael Feast (Steven) Michelle Collins (Wendy) and Michael Feast (Steven)
Michael Feast (Steven) and Alex Lawther (Jamie) Michael Feast (Steven) and Alex Lawther (Jamie)
Michelle Collins (Wendy), Alex Lawther (Jamie), Micheal Feast (Steven) and Owen Sharpe (Colin) Michelle Collins (Wendy), Alex Lawther (Jamie), Micheal Feast (Steven) and Owen Sharpe (Colin)
Michelle Collins (Wendy) and Owen Sharpe (Colin) Michelle Collins (Wendy) and Owen Sharpe (Colin)
Michael Feast (Steven), Michael Bageley (Marcus) and Michelle Collins (Wendy) Michael Feast (Steven), Michael Bageley (Marcus) and Michelle Collins (Wendy)