Images of Hayley Atwell in rehearsals for Sarah Burgess’ play Dry Powder, which is set to run at the Hampstead Theatre, have been released. Dry Powder is about a firm forced to lay-off employees from a supermarket chain, but one of the firm’s partners, Rick, throws an extravagant engagement party, raising questions in the media. Seth, a second partner, sees an opportunity to spin the story and save face whereas another partner, Jenny has other ideas.
Hampstead Theatre is one of London's homes for new writing, whether newly commissioned from British writers or offering UK premieres for work first seen abroad, particularly from America. Last year, these included one of my favourite new plays of the year Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who went on to be named Most Promising Playwright of the year in the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for... Read more