HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/THE PETER WOLFF TRUST PRESENT

Sunspots

By DAVID LEWIS
Directed by CHARLOTTE GWINNER

Running time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval

£5 - £12 (See ticket information)

I happened to…notice her…one day and…I don’t know, you see someone on a rooftop, you don’t look away do you?

Downstairs

21 May - 20 Jun 2015
£5 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

With his life in upheaval again Tom moves back home, where he rediscovers his father’s telescope and his childhood passion for star-gazing. But between studying constellations a beautiful girl sunbathing on a neighbouring rooftop catches his eye and, using maximum magnification, he notices a funny-looking mole on her back.

Should Tom engineer a meeting to inform her about his concerns? Is it really anxiety about her health or actually a voyeuristic attraction that drives his desire to meet her? And how can he do anything without his inquisitive family getting in the way?

David Lewis’ offbeat romantic comedy offers an unusual twist on the traditional boy-meets-girl story, and places it in the context of a family stretching its bonds, testing its limits and attempting to keep faith in the face of adversity. His theatre credits includeMisconceptions (UK Tour), How To Be Happy and Seven Year Twitch (both Orange Tree Theatre).

Award winning Director Charlotte Gwinner makes her Hampstead debut. Her recent credits include Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis and Crave (Sheffield Theatres), The Distance (Orange Tree Theatre) and A View From The Bridge (Everyman and Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool).

Artistic team

WRITER

DAVID LEWIS

DIRECTOR

CHARLOTTE GWINNER

DESIGNER

SIGNE BECKMANN

LIGHTING

JACK KNOWLES

SOUND

RICHARD HAMMARTON

Cast

A Cup of Tea with... Sunspots Writer David Lewis

Posted on 5 June 2015

We chat to Writer David Lewis about playwriting heroes, life advice and his Hampstead Downstairs debut, Sunspots.

Sunspots: Production photos

Posted on 29 May 2015

Taken by Robert Day

Sunspots: In rehearsals

Posted on 19 May 2015

With his life in upheaval again Tom moves back home, where he rediscovers his father’s telescope and his childhood passion for star-gazing.

Sunspots: Full cast announced

Posted on 6 May 2015

Sunspots full cast announced as Clare Burt, Charlotte Emmerson, Robert Hands, Laurence Mitchell and Gwen Taylor.

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

Robert Hands (Joe) Robert Hands (Joe)
Laurence Mitchell (Tom) Laurence Mitchell (Tom)
Clare Burt (Clare) Clare Burt (Clare)
Robert Hands (Joe) Robert Hands (Joe)
Charlotte Emmerson (Lola) Charlotte Emmerson (Lola)
Laurence Mitchell (Tom) Laurence Mitchell (Tom)
Gwen Taylor (Olive) Gwen Taylor (Olive)