The Hampstead Theatre News

BWW Reviews: Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT a Rare, Perfect Theatrical Experience
by David Fick - Feb 28, 2014

Provocative, intelligent and cathartic, A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT is the kind of play that every South African should see. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's CHIMERICA Wins 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.K. playwright Lucy Kirkwood for her play Chimerica. In addition, a Special Commendation has been awarded to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for her debut play, Fleabag. (more...)

Actor Richard Corgan Launches Table#21 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

An innovative production company with a mission has just launched in Wales to tackle difficult, tricky and unexplored subjects across theatre, film, dance and music in the UK. Founded by actor and director, Richard Corgan (known from Baker Boys, Doctors, Casualty and Diana), the company is backed by a high-calibre team with extensive theatre knowledge. (more...)

Tom Bateman, Lucy Briggs-Owen to Star in West End-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the roles of star-crossed lovers Will Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps in the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. Tom Bateman will play Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen will play Viola De Lesseps. (more...)

A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play Fugard Studio Theatre, 20 Feb - 15 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre will present A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT, a play by Nicholas Wright, in a tour that opens at the Fugard Studio Theatre in Cape Town, before transferring to the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, after which the show will be performed in a formal London season at The Hampstead Theatre in May 2014. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Join Kathleen Turner in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint an unforgettable and provocative portrait of war, incorporating more than 10 pieces of original music composed in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Mother Courage and Her Children runs January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize- Including Theresa Rebeck & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, now celebrating its thirty-sixth year. Chosen from over 100 submitted plays, the Finalists are (more...)

Nora Theatre Kicks Off 2014 with INSIGNIFICANCE, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company will present Terry Johnson's Insignificance from today, January 9 - February 9, 2014. Insignificance is directed by Daniel Gidron. The press performance for Insignificance is Monday, January 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Nora Theatre Company to Kick Off 2014 with INSIGNIFICANCE, 1/9-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The Nora Theatre Company will present Terry Johnson's Insignificance from January 9 - February 9, 2014. Insignificance is directed by Daniel Gidron. The press performance for Insignificance is Monday, January 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Join Kathleen Turner in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint an unforgettable and provocative portrait of war, incorporating more than 10 pieces of original music composed in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Mother Courage and Her Children runs January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Jenny Rainsford and Gerald Kyd Star in Park Theatre's LITTLE BLACK BOOK, Now thru Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

WSP presents Little Black Book by Jean-Claude Carriere, translated by Solvene Tiffou and directed by Kate Fahy at the Park Theatre, running today, December 17, 2013 through January 19, 2014. Jenny Rainsford stars as 'She' and Gerald Kyd stars as 'He' in what Fahy told the Daily Mail is a 'romantic, sexy, funny and absurd story' rarely seen in the UK. (more...)

Jenny Rainsford and Gerald Kyd to Star in Park Theatre's LITTLE BLACK BOOK, Dec 17-Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

WSP presents Little Black Book by Jean-Claude Carriere, translated by Solvene Tiffou and directed by Kate Fahy at the Park Theatre, running December 17, 2013 through January 19, 2014. Jenny Rainsford stars as 'She' and Gerald Kyd stars as 'He' in what Fahy told the Daily Mail is a 'romantic, sexy, funny and absurd story' rarely seen in the UK. (more...)

Ray Davies' FUNNY AFTERNOON Musical to Debut at Hampstead Theatre, April-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Daily Mail writes that a new musical titled FUNNY AFTERNOON will make its debut at The Hampstead Theatre, April 7 - May 22, 2014, directed by Hampstead Artistic Director Ed Hall. (more...)

One Year Lease Theater Company Presents US Premiere of WHAT WE KNOW, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

One Year Lease Theater Company presents the US premiere of What We Know by Scottish playwright Pamela Carter for a limited Off-Broadway run from tonight, December 4 - 21, 2013 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Theatre Renegade Holds Book Launch and Performance of Next COURTING DRAMA Installment Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Theatre Renegade will be holding a book launch and performance of its next installment of their Courting Drama series today, November 23 at the Bush Theatre. (more...)

One Year Lease Theater Company to Present US Premiere of WHAT WE KNOW, 12/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

One Year Lease Theater Company presents the US premiere of What We Know by Scottish playwright Pamela Carter for a limited Off-Broadway run from December 4 - 21, 2013 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street, NYC). Tickets for What We Know are $30 and can be arranged online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 866.811.4111. Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre's ONCE A CATHOLIC, Helmed by Kathy Burke, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Actress and director Kathy Burke has come up with a cast for her revamp of playwright Mary O'Malley's 1977 play ONCE A CATHOLIC. Burke will direct the production at the Tricycle Theatre, beginning tonight, November 21. (more...)

Kathy Burke to Direct Revamped ONCE A CATHOLIC for Tricycle Theatre, Beg.Today; Aiming for West End?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, actress and director Kathy Burke is revamping playwright Mary O'Malley's 1977 play ONCE A CATHOLIC. Burke will direct the production at the Tricycle Theatre, beginning November 21. (more...)

Theatre Renegade Holds Book Launch and Performance of Next COURTING DRAMA Installment
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Theatre Renegade will be holding a book launch and performance of its next installment of their Courting Drama series this Saturday, November 23 at the Bush Theatre. (more...)

TREMers Presents THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE, Now thru Nov 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

TREMers in association with Dreim Productions presents The Fastest Clock In The Universe by Philip Ridley, today 5-30 November 2013, playing Mon-Sat 7:30pm / Sat & Sun 3:00pm at the The Old Red Lion Theatre. (more...)

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