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Hampstead Theatre announces Autumn Season 2016
The Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, north London, has announced details of it's 2016 autumn season for their main stage.
The first production in the season will be the world premiere of Labyrinth by Beth Steel, directed by Anna Ledwich, running from 1 September to 8 October 2016.
"1978, New York. John Anderson is barely out of college and has landed himself a job on Wall Street. His dreams of unimaginable wealth, travel and power are made a reality as he jets around the globe selling loans to developing countries eager to borrow. And there are plenty – Mexico, Brazil, Argentina…
But cracks in the banks’ excessive lending strategy soon start to show. Despite the warning signs - and their consciences - John and his colleagues continue to pursue their targets, threatening to leave them all financially, and morally, bankrupt."
This will be followed by The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Pulitzer prize winning Tony Kushner, directed by Michael Boyd, which runs from 15 October to 26 Nov 2016. The play is being presented in a newly revised draft following a workshop led by both the writer and director.
"New York, 2007. Gus Marcantonio, retired longshoreman, former trade union organiser, renaissance man, feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life. With his sister, he summons his three children home, trailing the appendages of their chaotic lives, to their Brooklyn brownstone for the last and most unusual family reunion yet..."
The final production will be Wild Honey, a comedy by Michael Frayn from the play without a name by Anton Chekho, directed by Howard Davies. This will run from 2 December 2016 to 28 January 2017.
"Village schoolmaster Mikhail Vasilyevich has it all: wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women - one of whom is his devoted wife… As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka – and passion."
Tickets for the new season will go on general sale from Monday 6 June 2016.