Casting has been confirmed for the Hampstead Theatre’s upcoming world premiere production of Nicholas Wright’s play directed by Jonathan Kent.
1943, Henley-on-Thames. Miss Roach is forced by the war to flee London for the Rosamund Tea Rooms boarding house, which is as grey and lonely as its residents. From the safety of these new quarters, her war now consists of a thousand petty humiliations, of which the most burdensome is sharing her daily life with the unbearable Mr. Thwaites.
But a breath of fresh air arrives in the form of a handsome American Lieutenant and things start to look distinctly brighter… Until, that is, a seeming friend moves into the room adjacent to Miss Roach’s, upsetting the precariously balanced ecosystem of the house…
Nicholas Wright’s new play is based on Patrick Hamilton’s much-loved story about an improbable heroine in wartime Britain.
Directed by Jonathan Kent, the world premiere production is set to star Fenella Woolgar who makes her Hampstead Theatre debut as Miss Roach, Daon Broni, Lucy Cohu, Clive Francis, Tom Milligan, Éimear O’Neill, Susan Porrett, Richard Tate, Gwen Taylor and Amanda Walker.
The production marks the return to the Hampstead Theatre for Nicholas Wright following The Last of the Duchess (Main Stage, 2011) and A Human Being Died That Night (Downstairs, 2013). It also marks the return of Jonathan Kent to the venue following Good People, starring Imelda Staunton in 2014.
The Slaves of Solitude will feature designs by Tim Hatley, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Paul Groothuis.
The Slaves of Solitude will play at the Hampstead Theatre from the 20th October until the 25th November. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2017/the-slaves-of-solitude/