HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT
By Magdalena Miecznicka
Directed by Alice Hamilton
Running time: 1 hour, with no interval
When I got your email my heart went out to you. All of a sudden it dawned on me how I had missed you – how I had missed what we’d had.
3 Nov - 9 Dec 2023
Box Office: 020 7722 9301
★★★★ 'gripping' The Guardian
★★★★ 'a shrewd, sharp and silky piece' Financial Times
★★★★★ 'intriguing' The Arts Desk
★★★★ 'full of humour' BroadwayWorld
★★★★★ 'Simply a defining tale for our time' Morning Star
★★★★ 'One of those rare plays that one wishes was longer than its sixty-minute running time' LondonTheatre1
Nearly two years after the end of their affair, John and Aga meet once more. Each has filled the void left by the other: he has withdrawn into his world of wealth and privilege; she has found herself working as a chambermaid to support her family. Both recognise that the spark between them is still there. Will they rekindle what they had, or is an altogether darker game about to be played out…?
Magdalena Miecznicka’s lyrical human comedy is by turns seductive, enigmatic and explosive. The author of several novels in Polish, Miecznicka is also a journalist and literary critic. Now based in London, Nineteen Gardens is her first play in English.
Alice Hamilton is Hampstead Theatre’s Associate Director. Her credits include the Downstairs productions of Every Day I Make Greatness Happen and Paradise, and The Dumb Waiter and The Memory of Water on Hampstead’s Main Stage.
An Audio Introduction is available for this production. This is a pre-recorded introduction describing the set, characters and costumes and includes an interview with the cast.
OLIVIA LE ANDERSEN
Full Price: £25
Seniors* (matinees only): £15
Under 30s/Students: £10
Access ½ price
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
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CONTENT WARNINGS - NINETEEN GARDENS
This production contains strong language and flashing lights.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org