The Winch - A Place for Heroes, Daredevils and Lost Lovers

BY PARTICIPANTS OF HAMPSTEAD THEATRE’S COMMUNITY WRITERS ROOM
WITH DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT FROM SONALI BHATTACHARYYA

Running time: Approximately 90 mins without an interval

This moment will be my lifetime, I am thankful for that.

Main Stage

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31 July 2024

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

Details

Hampstead Theatre’s Community Writers invite you to experience a brand-new play charting the history, evolution and impact of one of Swiss Cottage’s most beloved buildings: The Winch.

Nine writers - all residents of Camden - have come together to write this story for and about their community.

The Winch - A Place for Heroes, Daredevils and Lost Lovers has been developed over several months through a series of collaborative sessions. It features scenes written and devised by the Community Writers, participants from England’s Lane Hostel and Hampstead’s Community Acting Company.

The project is led by Sonali Bhattacharyya whose credits include Chasing Hares (Young Vic) and Two Billion Beats (Orange Tree Theatre) and Hampstead Theatre’s Participation Director Jennifer Davis whose credits include (sorry) (Birmingham REP) and an evening with verse writer (Warwick Arts Centre).

Our Community Acting Company will be joined by actors from previous Hampstead Theatre productions for a script-in-hand sharing of The Winch – A Place for Heroes, Daredevils and Lost Lovers on our Main Stage.

The play also celebrates the culmination of ‘Community Creates’- a three-year community programme delivered in partnership with North Camden Zone.

Tickets are free. If you can, please consider adding a £5 donation to help Hampstead Theatre continue to run events for the community, offer subsidised tickets to young people and support emerging artists. To find out more about supporting Hampstead Theatre, please click here.

We are grateful to Camden Council for kindly supporting this project and our Community Creates work.

This performance will take place on the Main Stage at Hampstead Theatre.

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Dates
Wed 31 Jul 19:30 Book now
Cast

Artistic team

WRITTEN BY

PARTICIPANTS OF HAMPSTEAD THEATRE’S COMMUNITY WRITERS ROOM:

DIPA BARROW

HUMA YUSUF

IMOGEN BOLE

KATE REED

MARY ANN CHRISTENSEN

MELANIE LAM

SAJJAD DAULTANA

TATIANA TATARCHEVSKIY

YOUYANG SONG

WITH DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT FROM
SONALI BHATTACHARYYA

DIRECTED BY

JENNIFER DAVIS

Content Warnings

CONTENT WARNINGS FOR THE WINCH - A Place for Heroes, Daredevils and Lost Lovers

This production contains strong language.

It also contains themes of racism and references to drug use.

 

Please note that our content warnings evolve as the production does throughout rehearsals, 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