The Hampstead Theatre has confirmed details of new productions arriving at the theatre from August.
The theatre’s new season will open with the UK premiere of the Broadway production of The Humans by Stephen Karam and directed by Joe Mantello. It won four 2016 Tony Awards including Best Play, Best Featured Actor in a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play and Best Scenic Design in a Play. The Uk premiere will see the New York cast reprising their roles.
Three generations of the Blake family have assembled for Thanksgiving in Brigid and Richard’s ramshackle pre-war apartment in Lower Manhattan. Whilst the event may have a slightly improvised air, the family is determined to make the best of its time together. As they attempt to focus on the traditional festivities, fears of the past and pressures of the future seep into the reunion and the precariousness of their position becomes increasingly evident.
This will then be followed by the UK premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s I and You, playing at the theatre from the 18th October. Edward Hall’s production will see Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams making her stage debut as Caroline.
Housebound because of illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months. Confined to her room, she has only Instagram and Facebook for company. That is until classmate Anthony bursts in – uninvited and armed with waffle fries, a scruffy copy of Walt Whitman’s poetry and a school project due in the next day… Caroline is unimpressed all round.
Running from the 13th September, Richard Molloy’s Everyday I Make Greatness Happen will be directed by Alice Hamilton. Having won the Nick Darke Award 2017, the play is exploration of a struggling system and the people inside it, on both sides of the desk, trying to make things work.
It’s back to school with a bang for Alisha, Iman and Kareem – they all failed GCSE English and there are only six weeks until their resits. This is their last chance to continue Sixth Form, failure is not an option. It’s down to Miss Murphy to see the trio through. But collectively, the students are unruly, she’s already snowed under with her other classes and the school is literally falling apart. Can she deliver when there’s just as much drama in the staffroom as there is in the classroom?
The downstairs season at the theatre will then continue with The Hoes , playing from the 26th October. This is the debut play from Ifeyinwa Frederick, and was long listed l for the 2017 Verity Bargate Award and shortlisted for The Tony Craze Award and Character 7 Award.
Bim, Alex and J have been best friends since school. Loud, funny, inseparable – they are the epitome of girls who just want to have fun. But now they’re 25, life is starting to get in the way. Careers, relationships, expectations…What better way to escape than a trip to Ibiza for a week of sun, sea and selfies?
The final show that has been announced by the theatre is a production of Paradise by Dusty Hughes, playing from the 7th December. This new comedy marks the return of Dusty Hughes to Hampstead Theatre since Bad Language in 1983.
Elite Homes: offering the Platinum Package in luxury retirement living. Old friends Roddy Meakin and Amanda Goose are enjoying their twilight years on their own terms – outrageous pranks and clandestine gins in the garden, adult magazines at the dinner table and a healthy disregard for the other residents. All is idyllic – until, that is, new management is brought in to restore order…
For more information about all of the productions visit: https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/.