The Strange Death of John Doe
London – the present day. The unidentified body of a young man with fatal head injuries is found face down in a suburban street. Who is he and where did he come from? He has no ID and nobody witnessed anything. It’s as if he has just fallen from the sky…
Clinically named as ‘John Doe’ by the pathologists working on the case, they must uncover the truth and piece his story – and body – back together. A breakthrough sends DC John Kavura into overdrive and as his investigation unravels, he pieces together a haunting story of our time. Fiona Doyle’s powerful and poignant new play is based on real events and is a Hampstead commission and finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Fiona returns to Hampstead Theatre following Deluge in 2015. Her other theatre work includes Coolatully (winner of the 2014 Papatango New Writing Prize), Ms Y (Young Vic) and Rootbound(Arcola).
Edward Hall returns to Hampstead Downstairs following the sell-out hit Firebird in 2015. As Artistic Director, he has directed some of Hampstead’s biggest hits including the Olivier Award winning musical Sunny Afternoon, Cell Mates, Filthy Business, Rabbit Hole, Chariots of Fire and Wonderland.