Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season

News   Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season

Hampstead Theatre have announced their line-up of events taking place at the theatre this autumn, from Oct. 8.

The season starts with Marc Salem's Mind Games on Oct. 8. An extraordinary display of mind reading by the American entertainer and behavioral psychologist, this show delighted and astounded audiences at this year's Edinburgh Festival.

From Oct. 17, Midden, by Morna Regan, is a rich and lively portrait of three generations of a Catholic family set in the playwright's native Derry. A matriarch grandmother struggles through a fog of Alzheimer's to make sense of a missing legacy, while her embittered widowed daughter cannot be reconciled to the homecoming of her own daughter after fifteen years in America. Presented by Rough Magic Theatre Company and directed by Lynne Parker.

Eileen Atkins returns to star in her stage adaptation of Virgina Woolf's writings on women and fiction A Room of One's Own. This highly successful one-woman show was originally produced at Hampstead Theatre in 1989, before its transfer to the West End and then on to Off-Broadway. The show plays from Nov. 13. Eileen Atkins recently won an Olivier Award for her performance as the woman in The Unexpected Man' with Michael Gambon for the RSC and on Broadway. She was made a Dame earlier this year.

Foley by Michael West opens Nov. 15. Andrew Bennett plays George Foley, the last in a long line of land-owning Irish Protestants. Childless, alone and disarmingly forthright about the inescapability of his inheritance, Foley captures the spiritual solitude and defiant futility of the rebel against a dying culture. This one-man show received critical acclaim at the Traverse Theatre at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Bookings for all shows are now open.

—by Theatrenow