A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Michael Longhurst

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Son, that girl, she’s a nice girl, but she don’t study accounting. Her lips move when she read the horoscope – that ain’t the mark of a future accountant!

Main Stage

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3 May - 15 Jun 2024

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

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★★★★ 'Danny Sapani is a force of nature' The Telegraph
★★★★ 'Shrewd and funny' Financial Times
★★★★ 'Sizzling, thrillingly acted' WhatsOnStage
★★★★ 'Intelligent, intimate and ultimately optimistic' Broadway World
★★★★ 'One part Biblical, one part magical and all parts disreputable' Daily Mail
★★★★ 'Fierce and energisingDaily Mirror
★★★★ 'A muscular piece of AmericanaThe Arts Desk

Since his wife died, ex-cop Walter ‘Pops’ Washington has filled his palatial rent-controlled apartment in one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas with an oddball extended family of petty criminals. So now he’s besieged by the landlords, who want him out, the NYPD, who want him to settle his lawsuit against them, and the ladies from the local church, who want to save his soul…  But Pops, calm at the eye of the storm, is going to do precisely what Pops wants to do…

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ fast-moving Rabelaisian tragicomedy was a Broadway hit and won multiple awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  His other plays include Jesus Hopped the A-Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Motherf**ker with the Hat.

Michael Longhurst returns to Hampstead following his triumphant productions of Caroline or Change, Gloria and The Blackest Black. His other productions include Next to Normal, The Band’s Visit and Constellations (all Donmar).

Hot on the heels of his hugely acclaimed performance as King Lear, Danny Sapani will star as Walter ‘Pops’ Washington in Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway hit. As well as his performance in King Lear at the Almeida Theatre, Danny Sapani’s recent theatre work has included Hymn, also at the Almeida, and Medea at the National Theatre as well as as prominent screen roles in Killing Eve, Penny Dreadful and the sci-fi series Halo.

Joining Danny is Ayesha Antoine (Out West, Lyric Hammersmith), Tiffany Gray who is making her professional theatre debut, Martins Imhangbe (Bridgerton; Death of a Salesman, Young Vic), Daniel Lapaine (Retrograde, Kiln Theatre), Sebastian Orozco (Clyde’s, Donmar) and Judith Roddy (Derry Girls; Translations, National Theatre).

Astonishing… as it flips between comedy and tragedy on its way to the truth in between’ New York Times

Dates
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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER

STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS

DIRECTOR

MICHAEL LONGHURST

DESIGNER

MAX JONES

LIGHTING DESIGNER

ANNA WATSON

SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER

RICHARD HAMMARTON

MOVEMENT

IMOGEN KNIGHT

PRODUCTION MANAGER

SKIP FRANCIS

COSTUME SUPERVISOR

CAROLINE STEVENS

ASSOCIATE COSTUME SUPERVISOR

SABIA SMITH

FIGHT

BRET YOUNT

VOICE/DIALECT

AUNDREA FUDGE

CASTING DIRECTOR

LOTTE HINES

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

OLAMIDE AJISAFE

COMPANY STAGE MANAGER

DIANE NORBURN

DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER

KATIE STEPHEN

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

JASMINE SMITH

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

Full Price: £25/£35/£45 

Under 30s/Students: £10 

Access ½ price 

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free 

 

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

*Ages 60+  

 

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

 

Content Warnings

CONTENT WARNINGS - BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

This production features haze, almonds on stage and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

It also contains strong, racially aggressive, ableist and antisemitic language, blasphemy, sudden loud noises and depictions of sexual intercourse and vomiting.

Themes include racism and racially motivated violence, substance abuse and abortion.

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

DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) & TIFFANY GRAY (LULU) Photo by Johan Persson DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) & TIFFANY GRAY (LULU)Photo by Johan Persson
TIFFANY GRAY (LULU) & MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR) Photo by Johan Persson TIFFANY GRAY (LULU) & MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR)Photo by Johan Persson
DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) & SEBASTIAN OROZCO (OSWALDO) Photo by Johan Persson DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) & SEBASTIAN OROZCO (OSWALDO)Photo by Johan Persson
JUDITH RODDY (DETECTIVE AUDREY O’CONNOR) & DANIEL LAPAINE (LIEUTENANT DAVE CARO) Photo by Johan Persson JUDITH RODDY (DETECTIVE AUDREY O’CONNOR) & DANIEL LAPAINE (LIEUTENANT DAVE CARO)Photo by Johan Persson
MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR) & DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) Photo by Johan Persson MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR) & DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON)Photo by Johan Persson
DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) Photo by Johan Persson DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON)Photo by Johan Persson
CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Photo by Johan Persson CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYPhoto by Johan Persson
DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) & AYESHA ANTOINE (CHURCH LADY) Photo by Johan Persson DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) & AYESHA ANTOINE (CHURCH LADY)Photo by Johan Persson
MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR) & DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) Photo by Johan Persson MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR) & DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON)Photo by Johan Persson
SEBASTIAN OROZCO (OSWALDO) & DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) Photo by Johan Persson SEBASTIAN OROZCO (OSWALDO) & DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON)Photo by Johan Persson
CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Photo by Johan Persson CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYPhoto by Johan Persson
TIFFANY GRAY (LULU) & DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) Photo by Johan Persson TIFFANY GRAY (LULU) & DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON)Photo by Johan Persson
JUDITH RODDY (DETECTIVE AUDREY O’CONNOR) & DANIEL LAPAINE (LIEUTENANT DAVE CARO) Photo by Johan Persson JUDITH RODDY (DETECTIVE AUDREY O’CONNOR) & DANIEL LAPAINE (LIEUTENANT DAVE CARO)Photo by Johan Persson
CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Photo by Johan Persson CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYPhoto by Johan Persson
DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON) Photo by Johan Persson DANNY SAPANI (WALTER 'POPS' WASHINGTON)Photo by Johan Persson
CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Photo by Johan Persson CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYPhoto by Johan Persson
AYESHA ANTOINE (CHURCH LADY) Photo by Johan Persson AYESHA ANTOINE (CHURCH LADY)Photo by Johan Persson
TIFFANY GRAY (LULU) & MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR) Photo by Johan Persson TIFFANY GRAY (LULU) & MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR)Photo by Johan Persson
MICHAEL LONGHURST (DIRECTOR) Photo by Johan Persson MICHAEL LONGHURST (DIRECTOR)Photo by Johan Persson
CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Photo by Johan Persson CAST OF BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYPhoto by Johan Persson
MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR) Photo by Johan Persson MARTINS IMHANGBE (JUNIOR)Photo by Johan Persson