HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT

AN ACTOR CONVALESCING IN DEVON

BY RICHARD NELSON
DIRECTED BY CLARISSA BROWN
IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHARD NELSON

It's not that I'm scared to get back onstage. Maybe my friends think that. I think they do... But it's not that at all…

Downstairs

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5 Apr - 11 May 2024

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Details
An actor boards a train from Waterloo, opting for the meandering, romantic route to the West Country for a weekend with an old friend. As the Devonshire countryside slips past the carriage window, his mind’s eye is filled with memories of a happy summer spent there with his late partner and fellow actor, Michael. As the train rolls towards his destination, our narrator takes us on our own journey – through his stories and thoughts about Shakespeare, friends, his career and the trials of his own health…

Olivier Award winner Richard Nelson’s funny and compelling new play, written specially for Paul Jesson, is a beautiful rumination on the healing power of art and the healing art of theatre. His other plays include Good Night Children Everywhere, Two Shakespearean Actors (RSC) and Farewell To The Theatre (Hampstead).

 

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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER

RICHARD NELSON

DIRECTOR

CLARISSA BROWN IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHARD NELSON

Cast

News

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS SPRING 2024 SEASON PLUS THE LAUNCH OF A £1.25M FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Posted on 23 November 2023

Spring 2024 will see four world premieres, one UK premiere, and one English language premiere by acclaimed writers including April De Angelis, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Christopher Hampton and Richard Nelson alongside rising playwrights Sarah Power and Richard Molloy.

Tickets

Previews: £10 

Full Price: £25 

Seniors* (matinees only): £15  

Under 30s/Students: £10 

Access ½ price 

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free 

*Ages 60+ 

 

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

Content Warnings

CONTENT WARNINGS - AN ACTOR CONVALESCING IN DEVON

This production contains strong language and themes of grief and loss. 
This production contains references to cancer. 

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