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The Fever Syndrome
The Fever Syndrome Tickets

The Fever Syndrome Tickets

London
18 Mar 2022 - 30 Apr 2022

The Fever Syndrome Information

Dr Richard Myers, the great IVF innovator, is virtually a secular saint because of the thousands of babies he has created throughout his career. Now, his family gather to see him receive a lifetime achievement award.

This fractious group are more accustomed to debate than empathy, so it’s not long before the family home in the Upper West Side of Manhattan is once again alive with dispute: conflicting Thanksgiving memories, polarised opinions on investment banking, and how best to care for their ailing father. And crucially, who will inherit Richard’s wealth and Richard’s prestigious science institution?

Alexis Zegerman’s vivid, new play directed by Roxana Silbert is a thrilling portrait of a brilliantly dysfunctional family.

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Opening date

March 18th, 2022

Closing date

April 30th, 2022

Categories

Play

Booking from

March 11th, 2022

Booking until

April 23rd, 2022

Venue

Hampstead Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Alexis Zegerman
Director: Roxana Silbert
Cast list: Nancy Allsop, Lisa Dillon, Jake Fairbrother, Alexandra Gilbreath, Robert Lindsay, Sam Marks, Bo Poraj, Charlotte Pourret Wythe, and Alex Waldmann
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Matt Haskins
Sound: Max Pappenheim
Movement: Wayne Parsons

Our review

Overwritten — at first enjoyably so and toward the end to diminishing returns – The Fever Syndrome takes its title from an auto-inflammatory affliction besetting 12-year-old Lily Cooper (Nancy Allsop) who at one point is seen writhing prostrate on the floor in agony as her anxious parents look on. But it doesn’t take much to extrapolate from Lily’s mysterious condition to a more generalised plague that has descended upon the Manhattan household seen to populate the multi-storied brownstone on...

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