Branden Jacob -Jenkins’ play will make its UK premiere at the theatre in Michael Longhurst’s production which arrives at the theatre from the 15th June. 

gloria

New York. A city that runs on ambition – and coffee.

In the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, a group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty. But trapped between Starbucks runs, jaded gossip and endless cubicle walls, best-selling memoir fodder is thin on the ground – that is until inspiration arrives with a bang…

The play is a comedy about ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is moving up the ladder and selling out to the highest bidder. After opening Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2015,  it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama in 2016.

Michael Longhurst’s production is set to star Colin Morgan and Ellie Kendrick alongside Kae Alexander, Sian Clifford, Bayo Gbadamosi and Bo Poraj.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ previous plays include An Octoroon, which won the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2014.

Colin Morgan is best known for his television roles in Merlin and The Fall. His stage credits includes Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre, The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe), Our Private Life (Royal Court), A Prayer For My Daughter and Vernon God Little (Young Vic).

Ellie Kendrick’s recent television appearances include Game of Thrones and Misfits. Meanwhile her stage credits include: Cyrano de Bergerac (Southwark Playhouse), Pests, The Low Road  and In the Republic of Happiness (Royal Court).

The production will be designed by Lizzie Clachan with lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.

Gloria will play at Hampstead Theatre from the 15th June until the 22nd July. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2017/gloria/

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