A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION

Matchbox Theatre

By MICHAEL FRAYN
Directed by HAMISH MCCOLL

£10 - £35 (See ticket information)

An evening of short entertainments

Main Stage

25 Apr - 30 May 2015
£10 - £35

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

‘Michael Frayn is a consummate writer of intelligent comedy’ Financial Times
‘Frayn’s collection of 23 sketches for six actors is an amiable throwback to the days of revue’ Guardian
‘Two sketches alone are worth the price of the ticket’ Daily Mail
‘Superb comic turns from Hamish McColl’s cast’ The Times
‘Hamish McColl directs the six-strong cast with bustling energy’ Telegraph

‘It would seem remiss if no theatre producer soon shapes an evening from the texts in Matchbox Theatre’ The Guardian

Published last autumn, multi-award winning Michael Frayn’s latest book, Matchbox Theatre inventively blurred the boundaries between his work for page and for stage. ‘Are these mini-plays or short stories?’ asked readers and critics alike.

Originally written for the smallest theatre in the world – the imagination – Frayn’sMatchbox Theatre is now brought to glorious stage life. Enjoy a kaleidoscopic range of new mini plays – or short stories – which are both hilariously entertaining and absurdly familiar…

One of the few authors to have had huge success both as a playwright (Noises Off,CopenhagenDemocracy) and a novelist (HeadlongSpiesSkios), Michael Frayn has combined the best of both in Matchbox Theatre, a brilliantly quirky study of the human being in the everyday world; in Frayn’s words, ‘a model of what we all do’.

Hamish McColl’s directing credits include the sell-out play Calendar Girls (West End/UK Tour) and he also co-wrote and performed in Olivier Award winning The Play What I Wrote(West End/Broadway).

This will be a unique evening in the theatre from one of the finest writers of our time.

Artistic team

WRITER

MICHAEL FRAYN

DIRECTOR

HAMISH MCCOLL

DESIGNER

POLLY SULLIVAN

LIGHTING

DAVID HOWE

SOUND

JOHN LEONARD

COMPOSER

CHRIS LARNER

CASTING

SUZANNE CROWLEY AND GILLY POOLE

Cast

Matchbox Theatre: Press Night photos

Posted on 6 May 2015

Monday night (4 May) was Press Night at Hampstead Theatre for Michael Frayn’s Matchbox Theatre.

Edward Hall introduces Matchbox Theatre

Posted on 17 April 2015

Any new stage work by Michael Frayn is, in and of its nature, an event.

Matchbox Theatre: Full cast announced

Posted on 2 April 2015

Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce that the cast for Michael Frayn’s latest work Matchbox Theatre will be Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Mark Hadfield, Chris Larner, Felicity Montagu and Nina Wadia.

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre announced

Posted on 26 February 2015

Hampstead Theatre presentsMatchbox Theatre An Evening of Short Entertainments

Previews, Mondays and matinees 

Full price: £28/£25/£18/£12
Under 30s/Students: £15/£10* 
Seniors (matinees only): £20/£18/£15/
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £15

Tuesday – Saturday evenings 
Full price: £35/£30/£25
Under 30s/Students: £15/£10* 
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £15

*Under 30s and Student concession seats are available in rows A (£15), Q & PP (£10)

Video and Image Gallery

Mark Hadfield and Felicity Montagu Mark Hadfield and Felicity Montagu
Chris Larner Chris Larner
Tim Downie and Nina Wadia Tim Downie and Nina Wadia
Felicity Montagu and Tim Downie Felicity Montagu and Tim Downie
Esther Coles Esther Coles
Nina Wadia and Tim Downie Nina Wadia and Tim Downie
Tim Downie Tim Downie
Mark Hadfield Mark Hadfield