HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

UNKNOWN RIVERS

By CHINONYEREM ODIMBA
Directed by DANIEL BAILEY

Running time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES (WITHOUT AN INTERVAL)

I have to draw a new map. I have to be seen. For her. For all of us!

Downstairs

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31 Oct - 7 Dec 2019

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'Odimba is a writer to watch' | The Guardian
'Daniel Bailey’s production does a fine job… will stick in the mind' | The Times
'Tender and hopeful' | The Stage
'Elegant and understated… Daniel Bailey’s production builds to a beautifully poetic climax' | Time Out
'Odimba's writing prowess shines in its multi-faceted beauty'  | ★★★★ Broadway World


Since her ordeal five years ago, nineteen-year-old Nene rarely leaves home. Secure within her mum’s embrace, Nene now keeps the outside world securely on the other side of her bedroom window. 

But weekly visits from her best friend Lea start to fill the void and on one unexpected day, when she is finally beyond the walls of her sanctuary with her vibrant, funny, and spirited girlfriends, a long-forgotten spark is powerfully reignited in Nene, one which will change her direction forever…

Chinonyerem Odimba’s poignant and life affirming new play is a testament to the extraordinary powers of female friendship - where there's turmoil, trauma and hardship, there’s also love, bravery and hope, making it possible to go with the flow… and live.  Odimba's plays include Princess and the Hustler, which is currently on a UK Tour. 

Daniel Bailey is the Associate Director of the Bush Theatre having recently been the Associate Director at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre. 

 

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Artistic team

writer

CHINONYEREM ODIMBA

DIRECTOR

DANIEL BAILEY

Designer

AMELIA JANE HANKIN

LIGHTING

MARTHA GODFREY

SOUND

DURAMANEY KAMARA

 

Cast

UNKNOWN RIVERS FULL CAST ANNOUNCED

Posted on 11 October 2019

Full casting for the world premiere of Unknown Rivers by Chinonyerem Odimba, directed by Daniel Bailey, includes Rene Bailey, Doreene Blackstock, Nneka Okoye and Asiyah Shah.

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted on 23 July 2019

Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert’s inaugural season as Artistic Director

Roxana Silbert's Debut Season: Statement

Posted on 23 July 2019

‘I am excited to introduce my debut season as Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre.

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

*Ages 60+

Video and Image Gallery

RENEE BAILEY (LEA), NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) & AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) RENEE BAILEY (LEA), NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) & AASIYA SHAH (LUNE)
NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) NNEKA OKOYE (NENE)
RENEE BAILEY (LEA), AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) RENEE BAILEY (LEA), AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE)
DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE) DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE)
RENEE BAILEY (LEA) RENEE BAILEY (LEA)
AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE)
CHINONYEREM ODIMBA (WRITER) CHINONYEREM ODIMBA (WRITER)
RENEE BAILEY (LEA), NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) & AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) RENEE BAILEY (LEA), NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) & AASIYA SHAH (LUNE)
AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) AASIYA SHAH (LUNE)
DANIEL BAILEY (DIRECTOR) DANIEL BAILEY (DIRECTOR)
DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE) DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE)
RENEE BAILEY (LEA), NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) & AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) RENEE BAILEY (LEA), NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) & AASIYA SHAH (LUNE)
DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE) DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE)
NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) NNEKA OKOYE (NENE)
AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) AASIYA SHAH (LUNE)
RENEE BAILEY (LEA) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) RENEE BAILEY (LEA) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE)
DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE)
AASIYA SHAH (LUNE), NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) & RENEE BAILEY (LEA) AASIYA SHAH (LUNE), NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) & RENEE BAILEY (LEA)
AASIYA SHAH (LUNE) AASIYA SHAH (LUNE)
DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE)
AASIYA SHAH (LUNE), RENEE BAILEY (LEA) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE) AASIYA SHAH (LUNE), RENEE BAILEY (LEA) & NNEKA OKOYE (NENE)
DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE) DOREENE BLACKSTOCK (DEE)