Cell Mates

Simon Gray’s absorbing and deftly funny play, unperformed since 1995, explores how personal freedom is an illusion and even friendship must have carefully circumscribed limits in a world where deception is a reflex response.

Gray wrote more than 30 plays for stage and television, including Quartermaine's TermsButley, Otherwise EngagedThe Common Pursuit and Japes. He also wrote five novels as well as a series of memoirs that include The Smoking Diaries trilogy and Coda

Edward Hall has directed some of Hampstead’s biggest hits including the Olivier Award winning musical Sunny Afternoon, Filthy BusinessRabbit HoleChariots of Fire and Wonderland.

About Cell Mates:

Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, 1961. One of Britain’s most notorious double agents, George Blake, is serving a 42 year sentence – that is, until he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Irish petty criminal, Sean Bourke. Both men are eccentric outsiders, and each sees the possibility of escape – and not just from prison - through the other. But once on the outside, can their mutual dependence survive the mounting pressures they face from MI5, from the KGB - and indeed from themselves?

Cell Mates Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Opening date: 
Thursday, 7 December, 2017
Available from: 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 20 January, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 20 January, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Hampstead Theatre

Address:
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Nearest tube:
Swiss Cottage

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