HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT

THE HARMONY TEST

By Richard Molloy
Directed by Alice Hamilton

Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes without an interval

He says, if we really wanna conceive now, he’s got a little something he can sell me under the counter at a very reasonable price. It will not fail!

Downstairs

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17 May - 22 Jun 2024

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

Details
★★★★ 'An absolute triumph' LondonTheatre1
'A good evening of laughter and empathy' The Arts Desk
★★★★ 'A uniformly excellent cast' The Stage
'Very funny in true sitcom style' The Reviews Hub
★★★★ 'Buckets of charm' Broadway World
'It is truly a delight' British Theatre Guide
★★★★ 'An enjoyable play with a great balance of comedy and seriousnessPlays To See

Newlyweds Zoe and Kash are ready to start a family. Zoe wants to take a practical approach: fertility plans, vitamin supplements and a strict diet. Kash, on the other hand, would rather follow the advice of an intriguing man he just met in Holland and Barrett.

Empty-nesters Naomi and Charlie have been living in matrimonial bliss for twenty odd years - or at least they had been according to Charlie. Frustrated and lonely, Naomi heads to the gym in search of a new lease on life. Instead, she finds Rocco – a much younger personal trainer willing to take a hands-on approach to the job…

Richard Molloy’s hilarious comedy explores life’s positives and negatives, from starting families, to ending marriages, and everything that comes in between. The Harmony Test is directed by Alice Hamilton, Hampstead Theatre’s Associate Director and is their second collaboration, following the hugely successful Olivier Award-nominated Every Day I Make Greatness Happen, which played Downstairs in 2018.

The cast features Pearl Chanda (The House of Bernarda Alba, National Theatre; Sea Creatures, Hampstead Theatre); Ian Charleson award winner Bally Gill (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC; Allelujah); Jemima Rooper (One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre; Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Lost in Austen); Sandro Rosta who is making his professional debut and Milo Twomey (Winter Solstice, Orange Tree Theatre; Damsel).


 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.

Click here to listen to The Harmony Test Audio Introduction

Just announced - Pearl Chanda and Bally Gill nominated for Lead Performance In A Play and Milo Twomey nominated for Supporting Performance In A Play at the 2024 Off West End Awards! 

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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER

RICHARD MOLLOY

DIRECTOR

ALICE HAMILTON

DESIGNER

SARAH BEATON

LIGHTING DESIGNER

JAMIE PLATT

SOUND DESIGNER

HARRY BLAKE

COSTUME SUPERVISOR

MOLLY SYRETT

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 - THE HARMONY TEST

This production contains very strong language and sudden loud noises.

This production also contains sexual references and references to postnatal depression, miscarriage and abortion.

There are also discussions of fertility issues including references to pre-natal testing.

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

PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & BALLY GILL (KASH) Photo by Rich Lakos PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & BALLY GILL (KASH)Photo by Rich Lakos
CAST OF THE HARMONY TEST Photo by Rich Lakos CAST OF THE HARMONY TESTPhoto by Rich Lakos
PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & BALLY GILL (KASH) Photo by Rich Lakos PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & BALLY GILL (KASH)Photo by Rich Lakos
JEMIMA ROOPER (NAOMI), SANDRO ROSTA (ROCCO) & BALLY GILL (KASH) Photo by Rich Lakos JEMIMA ROOPER (NAOMI), SANDRO ROSTA (ROCCO) & BALLY GILL (KASH)Photo by Rich Lakos
PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & BALLY GILL (KASH) Photo by Rich Lakos PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & BALLY GILL (KASH)Photo by Rich Lakos
BALLY GILL (KASH) & MILO TWOMEY (CHARLIE) Photo by Rich Lakos BALLY GILL (KASH) & MILO TWOMEY (CHARLIE)Photo by Rich Lakos
CAST OF THE HARMONY TEST Photo by Rich Lakos CAST OF THE HARMONY TESTPhoto by Rich Lakos
MILO TWOMEY (CHARLIE) Photo by Rich Lakos MILO TWOMEY (CHARLIE)Photo by Rich Lakos
PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) Photo by Rich Lakos PEARL CHANDA (ZOE)Photo by Rich Lakos
JEMIMA ROOPER (NAOMI) Photo by Rich Lakos JEMIMA ROOPER (NAOMI)Photo by Rich Lakos
SANDRO ROSTA (ROCCO) & BALLY GILL (KASH) Photo by Rich Lakos SANDRO ROSTA (ROCCO) & BALLY GILL (KASH)Photo by Rich Lakos
JEMIMA ROOPER (NAOMI) & SANDRO ROSTA (ROCCO) Photo by Rich Lakos JEMIMA ROOPER (NAOMI) & SANDRO ROSTA (ROCCO)Photo by Rich Lakos
PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & BALLY GILL (KASH) Photo by Rich Lakos PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & BALLY GILL (KASH)Photo by Rich Lakos
ALICE HAMILTON (DIRECTOR) Photo by Rich Lakos ALICE HAMILTON (DIRECTOR)Photo by Rich Lakos
PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & JEMIMA ROOPER (NAOMI) Photo by Rich Lakos PEARL CHANDA (ZOE) & JEMIMA ROOPER (NAOMI)Photo by Rich Lakos
SANDRO ROSTA (ROCCO) & MILO TWOMEY (CHARLIE) Photo by Rich Lakos SANDRO ROSTA (ROCCO) & MILO TWOMEY (CHARLIE)Photo by Rich Lakos