A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE

REYKJAVIK

By RICHARD BEAN
Directed by EMILY BURNS

For those in Peril on the Sea’ makes dying at sea sound like something noble, patriotic. Whereas their husband, son or father has died for one half of a fish and chip supper…

Main Stage

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18 Oct - 23 Nov 2024

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Details

February 1975. In freezing weather off the coast of Iceland, the sidewinder Graham Greene ices up, heels over, and sinks in seconds, taking fifteen of her crew with her. Such are the realities of the brutal world of trawler fishing. On impulse, despised trawler-owner Donald Claxton flies to Reykjavik to see the survivors, setting in train an evening of drinking, horseplay, romance and story-telling that will change all their lives forever.

Richard Bean revisits Hull’s Distant Water trawling fleet that gave him his 2005 hit Under the Whaleback. His other plays include To Have and To Hold, Kiss Me and In the Club at Hampstead, and One Man, Two Guvnors and Jack Absolute Flies Again at the National Theatre.

Emily Burns makes her Hampstead Theatre debut. Her previous productions have included Dear Octopus and Jack Absolute Flies Again (National Theatre) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (RSC)

We are grateful to Lin & Ken Craig for kindly supporting this production.

 

Dates
Fri 18 Oct 19:30 PREVIEW Book now
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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER

RICHARD BEAN

DIRECTOR

EMILY BURNS

Tickets

Previews

Full Price: £25/£35/£45/£55

Under 30s/Students: £10 

Access ½ price 

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free 

 

Monday – Saturday 

Full price: £35/£45/£55/£65  

Under 30s/Students: £10 

Access ½ price 

Seniors*: (matinees only): £26/£36/£46/£56

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 - REYKJAVIK

 

This production contains very strong language, explicit descriptions of death and industrial tragedy.
 

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