A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS

By STEPHEN BROWN
BASED ON THE MEMOIR BY RORY STEWART

Directed by SIMON GODWIN

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes with no interval

£10 - £35 (See ticket information)

It’s democracy. Everyone is equally unhappy. It’s the defining feature of the system

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28 Apr - 3 Jun 2017
£10 - £35

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September 2003. Rory Stewart, a thirty year old former British diplomat, is posted to serve as governor in a province of the newly liberated Iraq. His job is to help build a new civil society at peace with itself and its neighbours - an ambitious mission, admittedly, but outperforming Saddam should surely not prove too difficult…

Stephen Brown’s new play, based on Rory Stewart’s critically acclaimed memoir Occupational Hazards, tells an extraordinary story about the moral conflicts, the dangers and the comic absurdities inherent in any foreign occupation.

Brown scripted Filter Theatre’s sell-out hit Faster (BAC, London/Lyric Studio, London/UK tour/Frankfurt/59E59 Theater, New York).  His play, Future Me, premiered at Theatre503 in London to wide acclaim, toured the UK and had US productions in Berkeley, CA and at the Public Theater, New York.

Simon Godwin makes his Hampstead directorial debut. His recent credits include Twelfth Night, starring Tamsin Greig and Man and Superman, starring Ralph Fiennes (both National Theatre).

Henry Lloyd-Hughes returns to Hampstead following Tiger Country in 2011. His other theatre credits include Posh (Royal Court/West End) and The Changeling (Young Vic). His television credits include Indian Summers, Parade’s End and The Inbetweeners.

Occupational Hazards is supported by The London Community Foundation & Cockayne – Grants for the Arts

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Artistic team

WRITER

STEPHEN BROWN

BASED ON THE MEMOIR BY

RORY STEWART

DIRECTOR

SIMON GODWIN 

DESIGNER

PAUL WILLS 

LIGHTING

OLIVER FENWICK

SOUND

ALEX CAPLEN

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

JOHN ROSS

CASTING

SUZANNE CROWLEY AND GILLY POOLE

Cast

Read an extract from Rory Stewart's book Occupational Hazards

Posted on 12 April 2017

An exclusive extract from the introduction to Rory Stewart’s book Occupational Hazards: My Time Governing in Iraq

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS

Posted on 22 March 2017

Hampstead Theatre announces casting for the world premiere of Occupational Hazards

The Evening Standard interviews Henry Lloyd-Hughes

Posted on 22 March 2017

Henry Lloyd-Hughes has already played David Miliband on TV and now he is crossing the political divide to portray a prominent Tory politician.

THREE NEW MAIN STAGE SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Posted on 23 January 2017

Three new Main Stage shows announced for 2017

Previews, Mondays and matinees 

Full price: £28/£25/£18
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 (£10)

Audio described performance:
3 June at 3pm, with a touch tour at 1.30pm

Captioned performance:
1 June at 7.30pm, with a transcribed post show discussion

Video and Image Gallery

Vincent Ebrahim (Abu Rashid), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart), John Mackay (The Colonel/Bremner), Silas Carson (Karim), Amy Cudden (JD), Waj Ali (Musab), Chi-San Howard (Associate Choreographer), Johndeep More (Seyyed Hassan), Aiysha Hart (Rana) and Nezar Alderazi (Ahmed) Vincent Ebrahim (Abu Rashid), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart), John Mackay (The Colonel/Bremner), Silas Carson (Karim), Amy Cudden (JD), Waj Ali (Musab), Chi-San Howard (Associate Choreographer), Johndeep More (Seyyed Hassan), Aiysha Hart (Rana) and Nezar Alderazi (Ahmed)
Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart) Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart)
Simon Godwin (Director) Simon Godwin (Director)
Amy Cudden (JD) Amy Cudden (JD)
Silas Carson (Karim) Silas Carson (Karim)
Vincent Ebrahim (Abu Rashid) Vincent Ebrahim (Abu Rashid)
Nezar Alderazi (Ahmed) Nezar Alderazi (Ahmed)
Occupational Hazards in rehearsals Occupational Hazards in rehearsals
Aiysha Hart (Rana) Aiysha Hart (Rana)
Vangelis Christodoulou (Sayyed Ismail) Vangelis Christodoulou (Sayyed Ismail)
John Mackay (The Colonel/Bremner) John Mackay (The Colonel/Bremner)
Vangelis Christodoulou (Sayyed Ismail), Johndeep More (Seyyed Hassan) and Waj Ali (Musab) Vangelis Christodoulou (Sayyed Ismail), Johndeep More (Seyyed Hassan) and Waj Ali (Musab)
Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart) Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart)
Silas Carson (Karim), John Mackay (The Colonel/Bremner), Amy Cudden (JD), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart), Nezar Alderazi (Ahmed), Waj Ali (Musab), Vangelis Christodoulou (Seyyed Ismail) and Johndeep More (Seyyed Hassan) Silas Carson (Karim), John Mackay (The Colonel/Bremner), Amy Cudden (JD), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart), Nezar Alderazi (Ahmed), Waj Ali (Musab), Vangelis Christodoulou (Seyyed Ismail) and Johndeep More (Seyyed Hassan)
Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart) and Simon Godwin (Director) Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart) and Simon Godwin (Director)