HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/CELIA ATKIN PRESENT

ACCEPTANCE

By AMY NG
Directed by ANNA LEDWICH

Running time: 1 hour and 25 minutes with no interval

£5 - £14 (See ticket information)

We’re supposed to be assessing their potential as college students, not conducting a quasi-criminal investigation

Downstairs

2 Mar - 7 Apr 2018
£5 - £14

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

 A prodigiously talented young musician, an Ivy League school, a life changing allegation.

Out of 37,451 applicants to Eliot University, Angela stands out - but not for the right reasons. An ambiguous event in her past threatens to overshadow her talent, potential, and her future prospects. Can she overcome the prejudices of those judging her application or is she already tainted beyond redemption, regardless of whether she is victim or perpetrator?

Crackling with razor-sharp dialogue, Amy Ng’s explosive new play asks whether we can ever escape our past and investigates the destructive side of our search for acceptance. Amy’s debut play was Shangri-La at Finborough Theatre, and radio credits include Kilburn Passion (BBC Radio 3).

Anna Ledwich returns to direct following sell-out hit Labyrinth (Main Stage), No One Will Tell Me How To Start A Revolution and Olivier Award nominated Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (both Downstairs).

Please note that this production contains adult themes.

Violin case used in the production of Acceptance courtesy of https://www.promusicbags.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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Artistic team

WRITER

AMY NG

DIRECTOR

ANNA LEDWICH

DESIGNER                                          

FRANKIE BRADSHAW

LIGHTING                        

ELLIOT GRIGGS

SOUND                             

ALEXANDRA FAYE BRAITHWAITE

Cast

A CUP OF TEA WITH... ACCEPTANCE'S DEBBIE KORLEY

Posted on 3 April 2018

We chat to Debbie Korley about alternative career options, pre-show rituals and Yul Brenner.

A Cup of Tea with... Acceptance's Jennifer Leong

Posted on 27 March 2018

We chat to Jennifer Leong about embarrassing onstage moments, Lady Macbeth and life advice.

ACCEPTANCE: FULL CAST ANNOUNCED

Posted on 11 February 2018

Teresa Banham, Debbie Korley, Jennifer Leong and Bo Poraj star in Amy Ng's Acceptance

FOUR NEW DOWNSTAIRS PLAYS ANNOUNCED

Posted on 23 October 2017

Priority Booking for Friends and Patrons is now open for all four shows.

First five performances: All tickets £5
The next twelve performances: £12
Performances thereafter: £14
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Video and Image Gallery

Jennifer Leong (Angela) Jennifer Leong (Angela)
Bo Poraj (Ben) Bo Poraj (Ben)
Debbie Korley (Mercy) Debbie Korley (Mercy)
Teresa Banham (Birch) Teresa Banham (Birch)
Anna Ledwich (Director) Anna Ledwich (Director)
Jennifer Leong (Angela) Jennifer Leong (Angela)
Bo Poraj (Ben) Bo Poraj (Ben)
Jennifer Leong (Angela Chan) Jennifer Leong (Angela Chan)
Debbie Korley (Mercy Jones) Debbie Korley (Mercy Jones)
Bo Poraj (Ben Cohen) Bo Poraj (Ben Cohen)
Teresa Banham (Birch Coffin) Teresa Banham (Birch Coffin)
Teresa Banham (Birch Coffin) and Jennifer Leong (Angela Chan) Teresa Banham (Birch Coffin) and Jennifer Leong (Angela Chan)
Debbie Korley (Mercy Jones) Debbie Korley (Mercy Jones)
Bo Poraj (Ben Cohen) Bo Poraj (Ben Cohen)