A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE

THE SNAIL HOUSE

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY RICHARD EYRE

Running time: 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval

I’m not saying I was wise or heroic… I worked in clinics and hospitals and sat on committees and gave advice. I saved lives and I got rewarded and I’m bloody well not going to apologise for it.

Main Stage

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14 Sep - 15 Oct 2022

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

Details

Sir Neil Marriot had a ‘good pandemic’, becoming familiar to millions from his TV appearances as a government medical advisor. His service even earned him a knighthood, and he is now rewarding himself with a lavish birthday party in the hallowed surroundings of his son’s alma mater. But, amidst the oak panelling, the champagne and the silver service, his family are at one another’s throats again, and he thinks there’s something familiar – and somehow unsettling – about one of the catering staff…

Richard Eyre is a vastly experienced director of theatre, opera, film and television who was Artistic Director of the National Theatre from 1988 to 1997. His previous productions at Hampstead have included The Last of the Duchess and Mr Foote’s Other Leg. A writer and regular adaptor of other people’s work for the stage, The Snail House is his first completely original play.

The cast includes Amanda Bright (In From the Cold, Netflix; Macbeth, Shakespeare Globe), Raphel Famotibe (Rocks, Fable Pictures; Wonder Boy, Bristol Old Vic), Vincent Franklin (Bodyguard, BBC; Mary Stuart, Almeida Theatre), Grace Hogg-Robinson (Flesh and Blood, ITV; The Ocean at the End of the Lane; National Theatre/Duke of York’s), Megan McDonnell (Normal People, BBC; The Playboy Of The Western World, Lyric Theatre), Eva Pope (Waterloo Road, BBC; Still Alice, UK Tour) and Patrick Walshe McBride (Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators, BBC; Peer Gynt, Barbican).

We are grateful to Lin and Ken Craig who have generously supported this production.


Our promise to you

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

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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Dates
Mon 26 Sep 19:30 Book now
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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER & DIRECTOR

RICHARD EYRE

DESIGNER

TIM HATLEY

LIGHTING

HUGH VANSTONE

LIGHTING ASSOCIATE

SAM WADDINGTON

SOUND

JOHN LEONARD

SOUND ASSOCIATE

ALI TAIE

CASTING

GINNY SCHILLER CDG

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

JESSICA MENSAH

Cast

News

Down with the rich!

Posted on 22 September 2022

From Triangle of Sadness and Parasite to The Maid, audiences are revelling tales of inter-class violence that draw on growing discontent at inequality

Tickets

Previews, Mondays and matinees
Full Price: £10/£18/£27/£32.50
Under 30s/Students: £10/£15
Seniors*: (matinees only): £20/£25
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £16

*Ages 60+

Tuesday – Saturday evenings
Full price: £10/£18/£25/£32/£39.50
Under 30s/Students: £10/£15
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £17.50

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

Content Warnings

CONTENT WARNINGS - THE SNAIL HOUSE

The play contains strong language.
The play contains references to child abuse.
 

Please note that our content warnings evolve as the production does throughout rehearsal and previews, so there may be changes made between booking and attending the theatre. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about specific themes or concerns, please call the Box Office on 020 7722 9301 or email boxoffice@hampsteadtheatre.com

Video and Image Gallery

GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH), FLORENCE (AMANDA BRIGHT), PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO) & VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) Photo by Manuel Harlan GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH), FLORENCE (AMANDA BRIGHT), PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO) & VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL)Photo by Manuel Harlan
EVA POPE (VAL) Photo by Manuel Harlan EVA POPE (VAL)Photo by Manuel Harlan
RAPHEL FAMOTIBE (HABEEB) & JESSICA MENSAH (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) Photo by Manuel Harlan RAPHEL FAMOTIBE (HABEEB) & JESSICA MENSAH (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)Photo by Manuel Harlan
VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) Photo by Manuel Harlan VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) Photo by Manuel Harlan
MEGAN MCDONNELL (WYNONA) Photo by Manuel Harlan MEGAN MCDONNELL (WYNONA)Photo by Manuel Harlan
AMANDA BRIGHT (FLORENCE) Photo by Manuel Harlan AMANDA BRIGHT (FLORENCE)Photo by Manuel Harlan
PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO) & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH) Photo by Manuel Harlan PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO) & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH)Photo by Manuel Harlan
GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH) Photo by Manuel Harlan GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH)Photo by Manuel Harlan
RAPHEL FAMOTIBE (HABEEB) Photo by Manuel Harlan RAPHEL FAMOTIBE (HABEEB)Photo by Manuel Harlan
EVA POPE ( VAL) Photo by Manuel Harlan EVA POPE ( VAL)Photo by Manuel Harlan
PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO), EVA POPE (VAL), MEGAN MCDONNELL (WYNONA), VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH) Photo by Manuel Harlan PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO), EVA POPE (VAL), MEGAN MCDONNELL (WYNONA), VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH)Photo by Manuel Harlan
VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) Photo by Manuel Harlan VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL)Photo by Manuel Harlan
RICHARD EYRE (WRITER & DIRECTOR), VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) & AMANDA BRIGHT (FLORENCE) Photo by Manuel Harlan RICHARD EYRE (WRITER & DIRECTOR), VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) & AMANDA BRIGHT (FLORENCE)Photo by Manuel Harlan
PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO) & RICHARD EYRE (WRITER & DIRECTOR) Photo by Manuel Harlan PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO) & RICHARD EYRE (WRITER & DIRECTOR)Photo by Manuel Harlan
GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH) Photo by Manuel Harlan GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH)Photo by Manuel Harlan
EVA POPE (VAL), RICHARD EYRE (WRITER & DIRECTOR) & PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO) Photo by Manuel Harlan EVA POPE (VAL), RICHARD EYRE (WRITER & DIRECTOR) & PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO)Photo by Manuel Harlan
EVA POPE (VAL) & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH) Photo by Manuel Harlan EVA POPE (VAL) & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH)Photo by Manuel Harlan
VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) Photo by Manuel Harlan VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL)Photo by Manuel Harlan
RICHARD EYRE (WRITER & DIRECTOR), PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO), EVA POPE (VAL), VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH) Photo by Manuel Harlan RICHARD EYRE (WRITER & DIRECTOR), PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE (HUGO), EVA POPE (VAL), VINCENT FRANKLIN (NEIL) & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON (SARAH)Photo by Manuel Harlan
EVA POPE (VAL) Photo by Manuel Harlan EVA POPE (VAL)Photo by Manuel Harlan
PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE Photo by Manuel Harlan PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDEPhoto by Manuel Harlan
PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE, EVA POPE, VINCENT FRANKLIN & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON Photo by Manuel Harlan PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE, EVA POPE, VINCENT FRANKLIN & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSONPhoto by Manuel Harlan
RAPHEL FAMOTIBE Photo by Manuel Harlan RAPHEL FAMOTIBEPhoto by Manuel Harlan
MEGAN MCDONNELL & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON Photo by Manuel Harlan MEGAN MCDONNELL & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSONPhoto by Manuel Harlan
EVA POPE & AMANDA BRIGHT Photo by Manuel Harlan EVA POPE & AMANDA BRIGHTPhoto by Manuel Harlan
VINCENT FRANKLIN & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON Photo by Manuel Harlan VINCENT FRANKLIN & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSONPhoto by Manuel Harlan
PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE Photo by Manuel Harlan PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDEPhoto by Manuel Harlan
VINCENT FRANKLIN Photo by Manuel Harlan VINCENT FRANKLINPhoto by Manuel Harlan
EVA POPE Photo by Manuel Harlan EVA POPEPhoto by Manuel Harlan
MEGAN MCDONNELL Photo by Manuel Harlan MEGAN MCDONNELLPhoto by Manuel Harlan
RAPHEL FAMOTIBE Photo by Manuel Harlan RAPHEL FAMOTIBEPhoto by Manuel Harlan
PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE, VINCENT FRANKLIN & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON Photo by Manuel Harlan PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE, VINCENT FRANKLIN & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSONPhoto by Manuel Harlan
VINCENT FRANKLIN, EVA POPE, PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON Photo by Manuel Harlan VINCENT FRANKLIN, EVA POPE, PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSONPhoto by Manuel Harlan
AMANDA BRIGHT Photo by Manuel Harlan AMANDA BRIGHTPhoto by Manuel Harlan
PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSON Photo by Manuel Harlan PATRICK WALSHE MCBRIDE & GRACE HOGG-ROBINSONPhoto by Manuel Harlan

KEEPING YOU SAFE AT HAMPSTEAD

1 Social Distanced 1

RESPECT PERSONAL SPACE

2 MASKS REQUIRED 1

FACE MASKS ENCOURAGED

4 STATE OF THE ART VENTILATION 1

STATE OF THE ART VENTILATION

5 ENHANCED CLEANING 1

ENHANCED CLEANING

7 CONTACTLESS TICKETS 1

CONTACTLESS TICKETS

8 HAND SANITIZING STATIONS 2

HAND SANITISING STATIONS

9 CASHLESS PAYMENT 1

CASHLESS PAYMENT