A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE

DOUBLE FEATURE

By John Logan
Directed by Jonathan Kent

Running time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes without an interval

You want a co-star; someone to make you feel young and alive and handsome all the way until the credits roll. And what if this is your very last chance to finally get your blonde?

Main Stage

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8 Feb - 16 Mar 2024

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

Details
★★★★ 'Sex, power and Hollywood spats' The Times
★★★★ 'Edge-of-seat entertainment' The Telegraph
★★★★ 'An exquisite production' Broadway World
★★★★ 'A theatrical tour-de-forceThe Reviews Hub
★★★★ 'Intelligent and engaging' The Upcoming
★★★★ 'An absorbing, provocative, highly entertaining play' TheArtsDesk

CHARACTERS 

Alfred Hitchcock – the world’s most celebrated filmmaker 
Tippi Hedren – Hitchcock’s muse and leading lady  
Michael Reeves – brilliant new director trying to prove his worth 
Vincent Price – seasoned hero of the horror genre 

1964, Los Angeles.  

Interior: Hitchcock’s cottage on the Universal lot. A great director and his star are engaged in a complex struggle between beauty and beholder. It’s mid-shoot on Marnie, but Hedren is struggling. The glare of Hollywood’s spotlight, coupled with a compulsion to be ever-ready for her close-up even when cameras have stopped rolling, are pushing her to the brink. How do you say no to the man who believes he made you 

CUT TO  

1967, Suffolk.  

Interior: Reeves’ rented cottage on location of Witchfinder General. A young film director is desperately trying to create his magnum opus. The only obstacle in his path - the ageing star the studio has foisted upon him to help the Box Office. Price is about to walk, and Reeves’ career hangs by a thread: veteran and visionary go head to head on whether true art has any place on a film set.  

These two stories splice together seamlessly, exploring the glamour – and the grit associated with the silver screen. Where does the power in Hollywood truly sit: with the star on screen, or in the director's chair? John Logan is an American playwright and screenwriter with first-hand experience of the movie world having written the screenplays for The AviatorSkyfall and GladiatorHis stage work includes the Tony Award-winning play Red (West End and Broadway), Peter and Alice (West End) and the book for Moulin Rouge (West End and Broadway). 

Jonathan Kent returns to Hampstead where his previous productions include Good People, The Slaves of Solitude and The Forest. 

We are grateful to Heather Acton & Peter Williams for kindly supporting this production.

Dates
Sat 02 Mar 14:30 Limited Availability Book now
Sat 02 Mar 19:30 Book now
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Tue 05 Mar 19:30 PATRONS EVENING, POST SHOW DISCUSSION Limited Availability Book now
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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER

JOHN LOGAN

DIRECTOR

JONATHAN KENT

DESIGNER

ANTHONY WARD

LIGHTING

HUGH VANSTONE

SOUND

PAUL GROOTHUIS

COSTUME SUPERVISOR 

DEBORAH ANDREWS

COSTUME SUPERVISOR 

JOSIE THOMAS

CASTING DIRECTOR

SARAH BIRD CDG

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

STEPHEN WHITSON

PRODUCTION MANAGER

DAVID PRITCHARD

COMPANY STAGE MANAGER

ALISON RANKIN

DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER

CAROLINE MEER

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

JASMINE SMITH

Cast

News

THE TELEGRAPH TALKS TO JOHN LOGAN

Posted on 27 February 2024

The Telegraph talks to John Logan all about Witchfinder General, Michael Reeves and his new play Double Feature.

FRONT ROW INTERVIEWS JOHN LOGAN

Posted on 25 February 2024

The Oscar-nominated and BAFTA award-winning writer John Logan spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Front Row about Double Feature.

JOANNA VANDERHAM ON PLAYING TIPPI HEDREN

Posted on 14 February 2024

'What does it take to make great art?' Joanna Vanderham writes about playing Tippi Hedren in Double Feature for Broadway World

THE TIMES: INTERVIEW WITH JOHN LOGAN, WRITER OF DOUBLE FEATURE

Posted on 13 February 2024

The Gladiator and Bond scriptwriter spent a decade researching his new play Double Feature, about the abusive relationship between the director Alfred Hitchcock and his star actress Tippi Hedren.

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES FULL SEASON OF EIGHT NEW PRODUCTIONS

Posted on 18 May 2023

Hampstead Theatre today announces a full season of eight new productions beginning on 7 September 2023 and running until 16 March 2024.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH INTERVIEWS GREG RIPLEY-DUGGAN

Posted on 18 May 2023

When funding was withdrawn, all seemed lost for the off-West End venue – but now star names are stepping in to save it.

Tickets

Previews

Full Price: £25/£35/£45 

Under 30s/Students: £10 

Access ½ price 

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free 

*Ages 60+ 

 

Monday – Saturday 

Full price: £35/£45/£55  

Under 30s/Students: £10 

Access ½ price 

Seniors*: (matinees only): £26/£36/£46

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free 

 

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

 

Content Warnings

CONTENT WARNINGS - DOUBLE FEATURE

This production contains:

Haze
The smoking of herbal cigarettes
Depictions of coercive control
Description of rape and sexual violence
References to suicide, disordered eating, mental illness and the treatment of mental illness inc. electroconvulsive therapy
Strong language

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

JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) & IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK) Photo by Manuel Harlan JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) & IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK)Photo by Manuel Harlan
ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) & JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) Photo by Manuel Harlan ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) & JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) Photo by Manuel Harlan JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) Photo by Manuel Harlan JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE)Photo by Manuel Harlan
IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK) Photo by Manuel Harlan IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) & ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) Photo by Manuel Harlan JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) & ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) & IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK) Photo by Manuel Harlan JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) & IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) & JOHN LOGAN (WRITER) Photo by Manuel Harlan JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) & JOHN LOGAN (WRITER)Photo by Manuel Harlan
IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK) Photo by Manuel Harlan IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) Photo by Manuel Harlan JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE)Photo by Manuel Harlan
ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) Photo by Manuel Harlan ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JONATHAN KENT (DIRECTOR) Photo by Manuel Harlan JONATHAN KENT (DIRECTOR)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) & JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) Photo by Manuel Harlan JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) & JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) & ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) Photo by Manuel Harlan JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) & ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN) Photo by Manuel Harlan JOANNA VANDERHAM (TIPPI HEDREN)Photo by Manuel Harlan
IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK) Photo by Manuel Harlan IAN MCNEICE (ALFRED HITCHCOCK)Photo by Manuel Harlan
JOHN LOGAN (WRITER) & JONATHAN KENT (DIRECTOR) Photo by Manuel Harlan JOHN LOGAN (WRITER) & JONATHAN KENT (DIRECTOR)Photo by Manuel Harlan
ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) & JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) Photo by Manuel Harlan ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) & JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE)Photo by Manuel Harlan
ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) & JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE) Photo by Manuel Harlan ROWAN POLONSKI (MICHAEL REEVES) & JONATHAN HYDE (VINCENT PRICE)Photo by Manuel Harlan