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Between Riverside and Crazy Tickets

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About Between Riverside and Crazy

“Son, that girl, she’s a nice girl, but she don’t study accounting. Her lips move when she read the horoscope – that ain’t the mark of a future accountant!”

Since his wife died, ex-cop Walter ‘Pops’ Washington has filled his palatial rent-controlled apartment in one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas with an oddball extended family of petty criminals. So now he’s besieged by the landlords, who want him out, the NYPD, who want him to settle his lawsuit against them, and the ladies from the local church, who want to save his soul… But Pops, calm at the eye of the storm, is going to do precisely what Pops wants to do…

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ fast-moving Rabelaisian tragicomedy was a Broadway hit and won multiple awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His other plays include Jesus Hopped the A-Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Motherf**ker with the Hat.

Michael Longhurst returns to Hampstead following his triumphant productions of Caroline or Change, Gloria and The Blackest Black. His other productions include Next to Normal, The Band’s Visit and Constellations (all Donmar).

‘Astonishing… as it flips between comedy and tragedy on its way to the truth in between’ New York Times

Access performances
Audio Described – 15th June 14:30

Run time

2hr 20min. Incl. 20min interval.

Start date

3rd May, 2024

End date

15th June, 2024


Plays, Off West End


Ages 14+.

Production note
This production contains strong language, racially aggressive language, blasphemy and depictions of sexual intercourse. Themes include racism and racially motivated violence, substance abuse and abortion.

52 Reviews

Lady Susan

Lady Susan

68 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great writing, Great characters, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a play where no-one is what they seem to be, ditto situations. For Danny Sapani's vibrant centre stage moments! & Elia Monte-Brown

Don’t see it if you want to see Christians portrayed realistically! You don't enjoy a twisty revenge drama.



334 Reviews | 21 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if For a bold family drama play with a great central performance.

Don’t see it if Not quite as strong as the recent Broadway production but still lots going for it.



47 Reviews | 1 Followers
Intense, Great acting

See it if You want some of the most intense, passionate acting available

Don’t see it if A weak ending would annoy you.

Alex Room

Alex Room

221 Reviews | 42 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like plays where the ending is up to your own idea

Don’t see it if you don't like slow burners

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Our Review

'Between Riverside and Crazy' review – Danny Sapani is a roaring, contradictory patriarch in this Pulitzer-winning play

3 of 5
14 May 2024, 11:58
Read our review of Stephen Adly Guirgis's New York-set drama Between Riverside and Crazy, now in performances at the Hampstead Theatre to 15 June.


Eton Avenue, London, United Kingdom, NW3 3EU


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Bus numbers: 46, 113, 187, 268, 603
Night bus numbers: N113

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM

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