Hampstead Theatre Announces Two New Plays
The Hampstead Theatre have announced two new plays for November and December to run at the north London venue. Wildefire by Roy Williams which will run from 6 to the 29 November 2014 and Tiger Country by Nina Raine from 8 December to 17 January 2015.
Edward Hall, Artistic Director of the venue has said of the announcement: "Hampstead is proud to present two extraordinary and compelling stories that take a hard look at the people behind some of our most important national services and the risks they take to keep us safe and healthy. These are people, who, in the normal course of their day, strive to cope with the extreme pressures that working for the NHS or the Metropolitan Police can generate."
Wildefire follows Gail Wilde, an average policewoman who lives up to her nickname, 'Wildefire'. Suspicions surrounding Gail's professional conduct reach fever pitch when a fellow officer is involved in a serious incident on the beat, and the precarious world of modern policing calls into question her personality.
The production is directed by Maria Aberg, whose previous work for the Hampstead includes 'Belongings' in the West End. Author Roy Williams has described the piece as a "riveting new thriller that looks at the maelstrom of urban policing and the mental and physical impact it has on the people we rely on to keep the peace."
Tiger Country, which is both written and directed by Nina Raine, takes a look beyond the corridors of a busy London hospital, where a workplace full of professionals operate under the most extreme pressure – especially at Christmas - where an unintentional slip can have disastrous consequences.
Raine returns to the Hampstead after directing William Boyd’s 'Longing' for the venue in 2013, which starred Tamsin Greig and Iain Glen.
Full casting for both plays is yet to be announced.