This season will be the first season under new Artistic Director Phil Bartlett.

Phil Bartlett, the new Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre has announced Spring season details for the Islington based theatre.

The new season is set to open with the world-premiere of Measured by Emma O’Brien which looks at the hidden consequences of living with an eating disorder, which is accompanied by Measured Festival, a selection of electric late-evening events celebrating mental health awareness, including stand-up, improv and comedy.

Other world premieres announced as part of the season include: A Good Time Was Had By All, a dark satire about a group of friends who discover disturbing information about one of their group, and Up in Town, a new stage adaptation which marks the twentieth anniversary of the cult TV series about an older woman’s desire to be visible.

Elsewhere, Emma Zadow’s new play Fridge focussed on two sisters reuniting in Norfolk, and If. Destroyed. Still. True., the debut script from Jack Condon, exploring male friendship in rural Essex both also will play at the theatre. The season is set to close with 100 Paintings, a dystopian comedy about a young artist and his mother which comes to the Hope after a successful shorter run at the Bread and Roses Theatre last year.

Talking about the season, Artistic Director Phil Bartlett said, “Despite the many challenges the theatre industry continues to face, it’s been a real pleasure putting together the spring season. With a focus on new writing and stories which look beyond London, these productions are dramatic, surprising, and have something to say about the world we live in now.”

For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.thehopetheatre.com/