HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/THE PETER WOLFF TRUST PRESENT

Deluge

By FIONA DOYLE
Directed by ANNA LEDWICH

Running time: 90 minutes without an interval

£5 - £12 (See ticket information)

What did you want me to do? I had to take care of the farm. There was so much to… I couldn’t let them… I couldn’t let them win

Downstairs

16 Apr - 16 May 2015
£5 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

There’s an uncanny presence on Joe and Kitty’s farm. Precious feed is mysteriously disappearing from the hayshed and prized livestock is being slaughtered at night whilst sinister shadows lurk in the darkness.

With fodder running out and no money left, Joe and Kitty, like their desperate neighbours, will stop at nothing to protect themselves and their cherished land. But at what cost?

Fiona Doyle presents a deeply provocative thriller set in a blighted landscape, where nature is fiercely taking its course and it’s becoming a question of survival of the fittest.Deluge won the Eamon Keane Full-length Play Award in 2014. Her theatre credits include winner of the 2014 Paptango New Writing Prize, Coolatully (Finborough Theatre) andRootbound (Arcola).

Anna Ledwich returns to Hampstead Downstairs following Olivier nominated Four Minutes Twelve Seconds last year and The Empty Quarter in 2013. Other theatre credits include Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre), How Does A Snake Shed Its Skin (NT Studio/BAC/Edinburgh Festival) and Lulu (Gate Theatre/ Headlong).

Running time is approximately 90 minutes without an interval.

This production is made possible through a gift by Jocelyn Abbey from the Joan Abbey estate.

Artistic team

WRITER

FIONA DOYLE

DIRECTOR

ANNA LEDWICH

DESIGNER

MOI TRAN

LIGHTING

ELLIOT GRIGGS

SOUND

JAMES FREWER

Cast

A Cup of Tea With... Deluge's Elaine Cassidy

Posted on 16 April 2015

We chat to actor Elaine Cassidy in between rehearsals about Deluge, dream roles and Good People.

Deluge: In rehearsals

Posted on 9 April 2015

Fiona Doyle presents a deeply provocative thriller set in a blighted landscape, where nature is fiercely taking its course and it’s becoming a question of survival of the fittest.

Deluge: An interview with Fiona Doyle

Posted on 7 April 2015

Writer Fiona Doyle talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about her new play Deluge which opens Downstairs next week

Deluge: Full cast announced

Posted on 2 April 2015

There’s a furtive presence on Joe and Kitty’s farm.

First five performances: All tickets £5
Full price: £12
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Video and Image Gallery

Elaine Cassidy (Kitty) and Edward MacLiam (Joe) Elaine Cassidy (Kitty) and Edward MacLiam (Joe)
Elaine Cassidy (Kitty) Elaine Cassidy (Kitty)
Elaine Cassidy (Kitty) and Charlotte Randle (Interviewer) Elaine Cassidy (Kitty) and Charlotte Randle (Interviewer)
Charlotte Randle (Interviewer) Charlotte Randle (Interviewer)
Gary Lilburn (Flan) Gary Lilburn (Flan)
Edward MacLiam (Joe) and Elaine Cassidy (Kitty) Edward MacLiam (Joe) and Elaine Cassidy (Kitty)
Elaine Cassidy (Kitty) Elaine Cassidy (Kitty)
Charlotte Randle (Interviewer) Charlotte Randle (Interviewer)