The social, political and attitudinal changes IVF brought need facing, and the virtually unregulated private-clinic industry challenging. So, good for Jemma Kennedy and Hampstead.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
There are, of course, a range of new shows to choose from – both in and out of London. Pigspurt’s Daughter (by Ken Campbell’s daughter Daisy) plays at Hampstead’s Downstairs venue, Honey will be performed at The Cockpit, Boxman and Where the Hell is Bernard? both run at the Blue Elephant Theatre.
Despite some enjoyable scenes, this is more of a comedy revue than a compelling drama. And just proves that we really don’t need another play on the fertility industry.
Harry Enfield and Arthur Darvill will lead the cast of Hampstead’s world premiere of Jemma Kennedy’s breakthrough play Genesis Inc from 22 June to 28 July 2018 (press night is 28 June).
Artistic director Edward Hall has announced Hampstead Theatre’s spring/summer season, comprising three premiere plays: The UK premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s darkly comic post-truth play Describe the Night will be directed by Lisa Spirling. The world premiere of Jemma Kennedy’s blisteringly entertaining Genesis Inc. will be directed by Laurie Sansom. The world premiere of Fiona Doyle’s haunting and provocative new drama …