HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT

AKEDAH

By MICHAEL JOHN O'NEILL
Directed by LUCY MORRISON

We heal people. That’s what we do here. We are a kinship.

Downstairs

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10 Feb - 18 Mar 2023

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Details

Gill has returned home to the north coast of Northern Ireland determined to speak to her younger sister Kelly for the first time in three years. There she is shocked to discover that Kelly has become a devout member of a rapidly expanding Christian community called Harvest. As Gill struggles to reconcile this Kelly with the Kelly she has been keeping safe in her mind, a noise is gathering at their periphery that refuses to go unheard any longer.

Akedah is Michael John O’Neill’s first full-length play, and won the Bruntwood Prize Original New Voice Award in 2019.

Lucy Morrison returns to Hampstead after The Animal Kingdom. An Associate Director at the Royal Court, her credits include This Is Not Who I AmScenes with girls and The Woods (Royal Court) and Little on the Inside (Almeida).

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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER

MICHAEL JOHN O'NEILL

DIRECTOR

LUCY MORRISON

DESIGNER

NAOMI DAWSON

LIGHTING

KEVIN MURPHY

SOUND

BETH DUKE

 

STAGE MANAGER

GRACE HANS

Cast

News

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW PLAYS

Posted on 16 September 2022

'“Our autumn/winter season celebrates Hampstead’s cosmopolitan roots with a range of international playwrights from Scotland to the USA, Northern Ireland to France and some great homegrown talent in between.'

Tickets

First five performances: All tickets £5
Performances thereafter: £20
Seniors*: £12 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Emergency Services/NHS Workers: £10
Access: £10

*Ages 60+

Content Warnings

CONTENT WARNINGS - akedah

This production contains: 

Strong language, including one use of a sectarian, anti-Catholic slur.

References to domestic abuse, child abuse, rape and death.

References to mental illness and treatment of mental illness.

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

Amy Molloy (Gill) & Ruby Campbell (Kelly) Photo taken by Helen Murray Amy Molloy (Gill) & Ruby Campbell (Kelly)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Ruby Campbell (Kelly) Photo taken by Helen Murray Ruby Campbell (Kelly)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Michael John O'Neill (Writer) Photo taken by Helen Murray Michael John O'Neill (Writer)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Mairead McKinley (Sarah) Photo taken by Helen Murray Mairead McKinley (Sarah)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Photo taken by Helen Murray Photo taken by Helen Murray
Amy Molloy (Gill) Photo taken by Helen Murray Amy Molloy (Gill)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Michael John O'Neill (Writer) Photo taken by Helen Murray Michael John O'Neill (Writer)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Mairead McKinley (Sarah), Grace Hans (Stage Manager) & Lucy Morrison (Director) Photo taken by Helen Murray Mairead McKinley (Sarah), Grace Hans (Stage Manager) & Lucy Morrison (Director)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Lucy Morrison (Director) Photo taken by Helen Murray Lucy Morrison (Director)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Grace Hans (Stage Manager) & Lucy Morrison (Director) Photo taken by Helen Murray Grace Hans (Stage Manager) & Lucy Morrison (Director)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Amy Molloy (Gill) Photo taken by Helen Murray Amy Molloy (Gill)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Ruby Campbell (Kelly) Photo taken by Helen Murray Ruby Campbell (Kelly)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Amy Molloy (Gill) Photo taken by Helen Murray Amy Molloy (Gill)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Photo taken by Helen Murray Photo taken by Helen Murray
Lucy Morrison (Director) Photo taken by Helen Murray Lucy Morrison (Director)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Mairead McKinley (Sarah) and Grace Hans (Stage Manager) Photo taken by Helen Murray Mairead McKinley (Sarah) and Grace Hans (Stage Manager)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Amy Molloy (Gill) & Ruby Campbell (Kelly) Photo taken by Helen Murray Amy Molloy (Gill) & Ruby Campbell (Kelly)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Ruby Campbell (Kelly) Photo taken by Helen Murray Ruby Campbell (Kelly)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Amy Molloy (Gill), Ruby Campbell (Kelly) & Mairead McKinley (Sarah) Photo taken by Helen Murray Amy Molloy (Gill), Ruby Campbell (Kelly) & Mairead McKinley (Sarah)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Amy Molloy (Gill) & Ruby Campbell (Kelly) Photo taken by Helen Murray Amy Molloy (Gill) & Ruby Campbell (Kelly)Photo taken by Helen Murray
Photo taken by Helen Murray Photo taken by Helen Murray
Mairead McKinley (Sarah) Photo taken by Helen Murray Mairead McKinley (Sarah)Photo taken by Helen Murray

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