HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS PRESENTS

R AND D

By Simon Vinnicombe
Directed by Nadia Fall

Running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes with no interval

£5 - £12 (See ticket information)
Limited availability

Apparently “April” is "non generational and neutral, but the presence of spring suggests hope and light and the possibility of a new beginning"

Downstairs

22 Sep - 22 Oct 2016
£5 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

David sets his brother Lewis up on a blind date with April. April is like no woman Lewis has ever met before. She is beautiful, kind and intelligent. In fact, she seems perfect, perhaps even too perfect to be real…

Simon Vinnicombe’s absorbing Hampstead debut asks what’s more powerful: science or the soul? And when it comes to our obsession with ‘research and development’, how far is too far in the search for ‘progress’?

Simon’s previous credits include Cradle Me and Year 10 (both Finborough), Wisdom (Manhattan Theatre Club) and A Night with the Apathists (Union Theatre).

Director Nadia Fall makes her Hampstead debut. Her previous credits include Our Country’s Good, Dara and Chewing Gum Dreams (all National Theatre) and Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre). 

 

Artistic team

WRITER

SIMON VINNICOMBE

director

NADIA FALL

Designer

BEN STONES

LIGHTING

JOSHUA GADSBY

SOUND

MAX PERRYMENT

Cast

A Cup of Tea With... R and D's Ellie Turner

Posted on 7 October 2016

We chat to Ellie Turner about Tess of the d'Urbervilles, playing the Artful Dodger and taking life advice from the Bard

Video: Writer Simon Vinnicombe introduces R and D

Posted on 22 September 2016

Simon Vinnicombe introduces his absorbing Hampstead debut R and D

R and D: Full Cast Announced

Posted on 26 August 2016

Full casting announced for Simon Vinnicombe's absorbing Hampstead debut

Two new Downstairs shows announced

Posted on 22 July 2016

Simon Vinnicombe's R and D and Richard Bean's Kiss Me announced Downstairs

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

Ellie Turner (Eva) Ellie Turner (Eva)
Aden Gillett (Lewis) Aden Gillett (Lewis)
Jess Murphy (April) Jess Murphy (April)
Martin Hutson (David) Martin Hutson (David)
Jess Murphy (April) Jess Murphy (April)
Nadia Fall (Director) Nadia Fall (Director)
Simon Vinnicombe (Writer) Simon Vinnicombe (Writer)
Martin Hutson (David) Martin Hutson (David)
Aden Gillett (Lewis) Aden Gillett (Lewis)
Martin Huston (David) and Aden Gillett (Lewis) Martin Huston (David) and Aden Gillett (Lewis)
Jess Murphy (April) Jess Murphy (April)
Aden Gillett (Lewis) Aden Gillett (Lewis)
Jess Murphy (April) Jess Murphy (April)
Jess Murphy (April) and Aden Gillett (Lewis) Jess Murphy (April) and Aden Gillett (Lewis)
Ellie Turner (Eva) Ellie Turner (Eva)
Jess Murphy (April) Jess Murphy (April)