UK's Hampstead Theatre Announces New Season

News   UK's Hampstead Theatre Announces New Season

The new season at Hampstead Theatre (which is actually located in Swiss Cottage, not Hampstead) has been announced. It is as follows:

Hand in Hand:
by Simon Block and directed by Gemma Bodinetz
Feb. 14 to March 16
The world premiere of Hand in Hand, a Hampstead Theatre commission and Simon Block's third play to be presented at Hampstead Theatre. Commitment and trust are hard won in the Middle East - harder still in personal relationships, as one young man discovers on his return home after several years in Israel.

Bones:
by Peter Straughan and directed by Max Roberts
20 March to 13 April
A co-production with Live Theatre, Bones will run for four weeks in Newcastle prior to its London premiere at Hampstead Theatre.

A high octane comedy set in the sixties: two brothers, proprietors of a tatty Gateshead cinema, dishing up tame porn, confront their hopeless future. But when a London gangster of mythical status bursts on the scene, their lives are turned upside down - forever.
April to June to be announced

After The Gods:
by Steve Waters and directed by Gemma Bodinetz
June 6 to July 6
After The Gods was developed while Steve Waters was the Pearson Writer in Residence at Hampstead Theatre. A complex web of gender politics, sexual experiment and professional rivalry set on the bloody battlefield of an academic conference where language is misused, reputations ruined - and lives destroyed.

Abigail's Party:
by Mike Leigh and directed by David Grindley
July 10 to Aug. 26
Mike Leigh's multi-award winning play was originally produced at Hampstead Theatre, first in 1977 and then again in 1978, both times with Alison Steadman. The film of the play became a cult hit on television and spawned numerous productions all over the world. It is now a GCSE set text.

Embarrassment, hysteria and pathos as Beverley and Laurence invite the neighbors round for drinks in this unflinching look at the pretensions of the nouveau riche.

—by Theatrenow