HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT

THE HABITS

By JACK BRADFIELD
Directed by ED MADDEN

Welcome to WarBoar. As you scramble through tombs, I will provide sustenance, as you battle monsters, I will bring you potions, and when you tire of your journey, I will offer up new worlds. Who knows what adventures await?

Downstairs

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28 Feb - 5 Apr 2025

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

Details

It’s Thursday night — so Jess, Maryn and Milo are at the board game café, continuing their quest to defeat the Nightmare King… It has been months, but now all that stands between them and victory is a few lucky rolls of a twenty-sided dice. A struggling student, an overworked trainee solicitor and a reluctant job-seeker, here they are transformed into Dungeon Master, Wizard, and Warrior Princess. But what happens when the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur?

Funny, gripping and heartfelt, The Habits is the debut play from Jack Bradfield; Artistic Director of the multi-award-winning company Poltergeist, and recipient of the 2023 RTST Sir Peter Hall Directing Award. 

Ed Madden returns to Hampstead, following the 2023 sell-out success Octopolis. His previous work includes This Might Not Be It (Bush Theatre) and Yellowfin (Southwark Playhouse).


Dates
Fri 28 Feb 19:45 PREVIEW Book now
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Thu 06 Mar 19:00 PRESS NIGHT Sold Out
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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER

JACK BRADFIELD

DIRECTOR

ED MADDEN

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 - THE HABITS

  

This production contains references to violence and murder. It also contains references to mental illness including addiction and suicide.

There is some use of 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