Hampstead Theatre has today announced the full casting for Tom Stoppard’s play Hapgood, arriving at the theatre from the 4th December.
Directed by Howard Davies, the production is set in 1988 London when the Cold War is reaching its end game. But somebody working in spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood’s spy network has been leaking secrets. Is her star Double Agent in fact a Triple? The trap that she sets to catch the person out soon becomes a hall of mirrors in which betrayal becomes personal and treachery a trick of the light. The cast will include Lisa Dillon (Hedda Gabler- Almeida, Private Lives- West End) in the title role, Gary Beadle, Joe Evans, Edward Hancock, Gerald Kyd, Tim McMullan and Alec Newman. Child actors Adam Cansfield and Sasha Gray complete the cast.
Tom Stoppard’s latest play is The Hard Problem and he has written an extensive list of other work, which has led to him winning five Tony Awards and a Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with Marc Norman for Shakespeare in Love.
Director Howard Davies returns to the Hampstead Theatre following on from the critically acclaimed productions of 55 Days and Drawing the Line. He has directed a number of successful productions for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and has been Associate Director for both companies as well as the Almeida Theatre.