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14th Nov 2015

FOUR MINUTES TWELVE SECONDS – Trafalgar Studios, London.

The smaller space at the Hampstead Theatre is designed to be a critic-free zone: a place for new writing to develop in an intimate setting away from the spotlight of reviews....

17th Mar 2015

STEVIE – Hampstead Theatre, London.

Imelda Staunton owned the Hampstead stage in last year’s Good People, which gets a much-deserved West End transfer later this spring. Now it’s the turn of another eminent actress to...

28th Jan 2015

HELLO/GOODBYE – Hampstead Theatre, London

Hello/Goodbye by Peter Souter is a heart-rending tale of a couple’s relationship from the moment they meet. Powerfully performed by Shaun Evans and Miranda Raison, the chemistry is palpable and the...

17th Jan 2015


If you fancy a Theatre night tonight, for whatever reason can’t make it out, then you’re in luck. Hampstead Theatre, in association with The Telegraph, will live stream tonight’s performance...

13th Nov 2014
Wildefire, Hampstead Theatre, London

WILDEFIRE – Hampstead Theatre, London.

London is burning. The streets of Tottenham, Brixton, Enfield and Wood Green are alight as peaceful protest turns to violent protest turns to ruthless opportunism. Those who recall the 2011...

02nd Oct 2014

SEMINAR – Hampstead Theatre, London.

Writing is not a spectator sport. Theresa Rebeck’s wryly cynical 2011 play sets out to disprove that fact by focussing on the hoopla surrounding the act of putting pen to...

06th Jul 2014

WONDERLAND – Hampstead Theatre, London

The heart of Wonderland, Beth Steel’s ambitious, flawed and brilliant new play, are the men who work in a Nottinghamshire pit around the time of the 1984 Miners’ Strike. In...

09th May 2014
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SUNNY AFTERNOON – Hampstead Theatre, London.

If you didn’t know the Kinks hailed from Muswell Hill, you certainly will by the end of the Hampstead Theatre’s first musical, which basks in the glory of the local...

23rd Jan 2014
Rapture, Blister, Burn performed at Hampstead Theatre

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN – Hampstead Theatre, London.

New writing for a British audience after a lauded off-Broadway run, Gina Gionfriddo’s play develops well over the course of two hours into a tasteful, humorous and appreciative piece. The...

11th Dec 2013
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DRAWING THE LINE – Hampstead Theatre, London.

Colonialism, imperialism and the weight of consequence hang heavy over Drawing the Line. This new play by Howard Brenton arrives with a critical eye over the controversial division of India...

27th Oct 2013

RAVING – Hampstead Theatre, London.

According to author Simon Paisley, Raving is a play about control; “controlling one’s children, one’s environment, one’s life.”  It strikes me that it’s the lack of control that his characters...

14th Sep 2013
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HYSTERIA – Hampstead Theatre, London.

The beautiful Hampstead Theatre is known for housing quality productions, and Hysteria is a piece which more than deserves that description. This is a compelling retelling of Terry Johnson’s classic...