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?

Downstairs

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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Artistic team

writer

FIONA DOYLE

DIRECTOR

EDWARD HALL

DESIGNER

MICHAEL PAVELKA

LIGHTING

MATTHEW HASKINS

SOUND

CHRIS MURRAY

Cast

LISTEN TO RHASHAN STONE ON BBC RADIO 4'S LOOSE ENDS

Posted on 18 June 2018

Actor Rhashan Stone speaks to BBC Radio 4's Clive Anderson about his role in The Strange Death of John Doe

THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE: FULL CAST ANNOUNCED

Posted on 20 April 2018

Full casting is announced for Fiona Doyle's powerful and poignant new play, directed by Edward Hall

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EDWARD HALL ANNOUNCES HAMPSTEAD THEATRE'S SPRING/SUMMER SEASON

Posted on 21 February 2018

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
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Video and Image Gallery

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Charlotte Bradley and Benjamin Cawley Charlotte Bradley and Benjamin Cawley
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Rhashan Stone and Benjamin Cawley Rhashan Stone and Benjamin Cawley
Abigail Thaw Abigail Thaw
Benjamin Cawley Benjamin Cawley
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Benjamin Cawley, Callie Cooke and Charlotte Bradley Benjamin Cawley, Callie Cooke and Charlotte Bradley
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Damola Adelaja and Benjamin Cawley Damola Adelaja and Benjamin Cawley
Damola Adelaja Damola Adelaja
Maynard Eziashi Maynard Eziashi
Nick Hendrix Nick Hendrix
Rhashan Stone Rhashan Stone