Hampstead Theatre - Anderson's English by Sebastian Barry with Niamh Cusack & Canary by Jonathan Harvey
The Hampstead Theatre, a fringe venue in north London, has announced a further two productions for its Spring 2010 Season. (Public Booking opens 14 Jan 2010)
Anderson's English, a new play by Sebastian Barry from 3 April to 8 May 2010. Co produced with Out of Joint, it is directed by Max Stafford-Clark, designed by Lucy Osborne, lighting by Tim Bray, sound by Carolyn Downing. Cast includes Niamh Cusack, Lisa Kerr, Rose Leslie, Alastair Mavor, Kathryn O’Reilly, David Rintoul, Danny Sapani. Set in the imagined home of Charles Dickens as celebrated children’s writer Hans Christian Andersen arrives unannounced. To the lonely and eccentric guest, the members of Dickens’ household seem to live a life of unreachable bliss. But with his broken English, Andersen fails to recognise the storms brewing within the family.
Canary, a new play by Jonathan Harvey from 17 May to 12 June 2010. Co produced with English Touring Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, it is directed by Hettie MacDonald. Tale of forbidden love that could tear families and lives apart. Set in Liverpool and London, and spanning five decades - exploration of the changing attitudes towards homosexuality in contemporary Britain.