HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/CELIA ATKIN PRESENT
THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE
By FIONA DOYLE
Directed by EDWARD HALL
Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval
£5 - £14 (See ticket information)
I mean, where does a person begin and end, and when did they stop being a person?
25 May - 7 Jul 2018
£5 - £14
Box Office: 020 7722 9301
EXTRA WEEK ADDED TO MEET DEMAND - NOW PLAYING UNTIL 7 JULY
London – the present day. The unidentified body of a young man with fatal head injuries is found face down in a suburban street. Who is he and where did he come from? He has no ID and nobody witnessed anything. It’s as if he has just fallen from the sky…
Clinically named as ‘John Doe’ by the pathologists working on the case, they must uncover the truth and piece his story – and body – back together. A breakthrough sends DC John Kavura into overdrive and as his investigation unravels, he uncovers a haunting story of our time. Fiona Doyle’s powerful and poignant new play, inspired by real events, is a Hampstead commission and finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Fiona returns to Hampstead Theatre following Deluge in 2015. Her other theatre work includes Coolatully (winner of the 2014 Papatango New Writing Prize), Ms Y (Young Vic) and Rootbound (Arcola).
Edward Hall returns to Hampstead Downstairs following the sell-out hit Firebird in 2015. As Artistic Director, he has directed some of Hampstead’s biggest hits including the Olivier Award winning musical Sunny Afternoon, Cell Mates, Filthy Business, Rabbit Hole, Chariots of Fire and Wonderland.
This production has been supported with a generous gift from Jocelyn Abbey and Tom Carney.
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Actor Rhashan Stone speaks to BBC Radio 4's Clive Anderson about his role in The Strange Death of John Doe
Full casting is announced for Fiona Doyle's powerful and poignant new play, directed by Edward Hall
Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night, Jemma Kennedy's Genesis Inc. and Fiona Doyle's The Strange Death of John Doe announced as Hampstead's 2018 spring/summer season
First five performances: All tickets £5
The next twelve performances: £12
Performances thereafter: £14
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free