Hampstead Theatre has announced its first live productions for 2021, beginning with Alfred Fagon’s The Death of a Black Man, running from 28 May to 10 July 2021, having originally premiered at the theatre in 1975. Dawn Walton, former artistic director of Eclipse Theatre Company, will make her Hampstead Theatre directorial debut.
What’s In A Name is a comedy-drama that’s packed full of great one-liners while maintaining a dark edge – the cast is uniformly excellent.
Jeremy Sams’ translation of Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s 2010 play Le Prénom, What’s in a Name? proves to be a class act from start to end.
With many moments that hit a powerful punch, Rasheeda Speaking is a powerful and thoughtful piece of drama, designed to make audiences re-evaluate their own attitudes. Well worth paying a visit to the Trafalgar Studios for.
The Rasheeda Speaking cast – three women, one man – are big supporters of Equal Representation for Actresses (ERA 50:50), indeed Elizabeth Berrington is one of the campaign’s co-founders. We love the pics of the company wearing their ERA 50:50 badges with pride – and can’t wait to see how the themes tie in to Joel Drake Johnson’s tense workplace drama. Check out rehearsal photos below – and then get booking!
“Dangerous, incredibly current and really provocative.” Watch the brilliant new show trailer below to find out what else stars Elizabeth Berrington and Tanya Moodie and director Jonathan O’Boyle had to say about the upcoming UK premiere of American playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking. And then get booking!
Full casting has now been announced for the upcoming UK premiere of American playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s four-hander Rasheeda Speaking, presented by Troupe at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2. Got your tickets yet?
This play’s subject is alienation, at work and in the home. (But mainly at work.) In contemporary society, office work seems to symbolize a life of modern drudgery.
Truth be told I hadn’t intended to see Gloria, my own little act of protest at the Hampstead’s continuing gender imbalance – six shows straight on their main stage both written and directed by men. But the delights of An Octoroon introduced me to the writing of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and he definitely feels like a playwright with a lot to say.
The cast of Vivenne Franzmann’s Bodies has been announced and as it is being directed by the marvellous Jude Christian, it will definitely be one not to miss. The company includes Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae.
Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer, to star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell’s acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd.