Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Jemma Kennedy’s play Genesis Inc, which opens at the Hampstead Theatre in June. The play explores the privatisation of human reproduction, and focusses on a number of characters who utilise a company called Genesis Incorporated to aid them in having children. For instance, one couple see the company as the last role of the dice, while one woman decides to freeze her eggs while she focusses on her career until she finds the right man.
Serena and Jeff have one last chance: Genesis Incorporated, whose glowing testimonials and bespoke treatments surely justify a final roll of the dice. Meanwhile, Bridget has put her future literally on ice while she focuses on her high-flying career and on finding Mr Right. And all Miles wants is a steady salary so he can buy a property in Zone 4 – oblivious to the fact that, in a different kind of currency, he’s actually the richest of them all…
Jemma Kennedy spins a blisteringly entertaining and multifaceted tale of the final frontier of 21st century capitalism: the privatisation of human reproduction. This richly imaginative, topical, and explosively funny new comedy takes a closer look at the lengths to which people will go to defy biology - and at the moral compass of an industry that trades on fear and hope.
Hampstead Theatre is proud to present Jemma Kennedy’s breakthrough play. Previous plays include Second Person Narrative (Tonic Theatre commission as part of the Play for Platform Series), The Gift (New Vic Theatre) and Don’t Feed the Animals (National Theatre Connections).
Laurie Sansom directs following his critically acclaimed historical trilogy The James Plays (National Theatre) and The Driver’s Seat (National Theatre of Scotland).