A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ORIGINAL

'NIGHT, MOTHER

By Marsha Norman
Directed by Roxana Silbert

Running time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES, WITHOUT AN INTERVAL

I am worried about you, but I’m going to do what I can before I go. We’re not just going to sit around tonight. I made a list of things

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22 Oct - 4 Dec 2021

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★★★★ 'Stockard Channing is terrific in this superb family drama' Daily Express
'Rebecca Night is impressive, playing her role with delicacy' Evening Standard
'Roxana Silbert's production is flawless' Daily Mail
★★★★★ 'Exceptionally well-written and intelligently crafted, with mesmerising performances and directed with enormous skill' The New European 
'Deeply moving and darkly funny. A throbbing revival of Marsha Norman's brilliant play.' Culture Whisper
'The performances from Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night are exemplary' iNews
'The production is powerful and enthralling, with stellar performances, and thoughtful and sensitive direction.' The Upcoming


Stockard Channing stars as Thelma Cates, who shares the old family home out in the sticks with her daughter Jessie (Rebecca Night). This particularly quiet evening seems no different to any other – one of grocery lists, crochet, television, hot chocolate and caramels. But enough is enough for Jessie and a shattering revelation is in the air. As this may prove to be the last evening they share, it seems they have much to talk about…

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Marsha Norman’s astonishing play explores a mother and a daughter’s lives, relationships and up-to-the-minute life defining choices with unblinking honesty, raw humour and suspense.


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‘night, Mother received its UK Premiere at Hampstead Theatre in 1985 following a smash-hit Broadway debut. Marsha Norman is a multi-award winning screenwriter, novelist and playwright. Her other plays include Getting Out and an adaptation of Louise Erdrich's novel The Master Butchers Singing Club. She won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for The Secret Garden.

Multi Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing plays Thelma. Channing’s screen credits include Grease, The West Wing, The Business of Strangers (which earned her a London Film Critics Circle Award) and Six Degrees of Separation, which earned her both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination, following an Olivier nomination when she originated the role on stage. Other stage credits include A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1985), for which she won a Best Actress Tony Award, and Apologia (2018) in London and New York.
 
Rebecca Night plays Jessie. Rebecca returns to Hampstead Theatre having previously starred in The Meeting (2015) and Terry Johnson’s Prism (2017). Her other credits include The Grapes of Wrath (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville Theatre). Screen credits include Fanny Hill (2007), Wuthering Heights (2009) and Maigret (2016).  

Roxana Silbert directs her second Main Stage production as Hampstead’s Artistic Director following the critically acclaimed The Haystack. She has most recently directed Raya Downstairs.


Our promise to you

In the event of 'night, Mother being postponed, you can choose between a full refund or credit to be used for any show at Hampstead.

Hampstead Theatre is delighted to open 'night, Mother following Government advice. As always, our audience, company and staff are our top priority. For more information about how we’re keeping you safe, please click here.


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Artistic team

WRITER

MARSHA NORMAN

DIRECTOR

ROXANA SILBERT

DESIGNER

TI GREEN

LIGHTING

RICK FISHER

SOUND

JOHN LEONARD

VOICE & DIALECT

STEPHEN KEMBLE

FIGHT

RUTH COOPER-BROWN & BETHAN CLARK OF RC-ANNIE LTD

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

NIKHIL VYAS

Cast

Woman's Hour interviews Stockard Channing

Posted on 4 November 2021

Woman's Hour speaks to Stockard Channing, currently starring in Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother on the Main Stage.

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES STOCKARD CHANNING AND REBECCA NIGHT IN MARSHA NORMAN’S ‘NIGHT, MOTHER AND TAMSIN GREIG IN ALAN PLATER’S PEGGY FOR YOU

Posted on 25 August 2021

Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night will perform in the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman, directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Roxana Silbert. Tamsin Greig will perform in Alan Plater’s raucously funny Peggy For You, directed by Richard Wilson.

AUTUMN 2021 SEASON OFFER

Posted on 25 August 2021

For a limited time only, you can book all three Autumn Main Stage shows - The Memory of Water, 'night, Mother and Peggy For You - and save with our season offer.

Previews, Mondays and matinees
Full Price: £10/£18/£27/£30
Under 30s/Students: £10/£15*
Seniors*: (matinees only): £20/£25
Access: £16

*Ages 60+

Tuesday – Saturday evenings 
Full price: £12/£25/£32/£37
Under 30s/Students: £10/£15*
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £16

All prices are subject to change. Book early for the best price.

Video and Image Gallery

STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner
REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner
STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES)Photo by Marc Brenner
STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES)Photo by Marc Brenner
REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) & STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) & STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner
ROXANA SILBERT (DIRECTOR) Photo by Marc Brenner ROXANA SILBERT (DIRECTOR)Photo by Marc Brenner
REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner
NIKHIL VYAS (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) Photo by Marc Brenner NIKHIL VYAS (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)Photo by Marc Brenner
STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & JESSIE CATES (REBECCA NIGHT) Photo by Marc Brenner STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & JESSIE CATES (REBECCA NIGHT)Photo by Marc Brenner
STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES)Photo by Marc Brenner
REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) & STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) & STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner
STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) & REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES)Photo by Marc Brenner
REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) & STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES) Photo by Marc Brenner REBECCA NIGHT (JESSIE CATES) & STOCKARD CHANNING (THELMA CATES)Photo by Marc Brenner

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