Hampstead Theatre Downstairs announce 3 productions


The Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, in north London, announce a season of New Writing supported by a 5 year funding agreement from The Peter Wolff Trust for £300,000. The donation will support 6 plays per year. The first three of 2011/2012 are...

14 Sep to 15 Oct 2011
Di and Viv and Rose , by Amelia Bullmore, directed by Anna Mackmin. Exploration of friendship’s impact on life and life’s impact on friendship. Aged 18, three women join forces. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable.

27 Oct to 26 Nov 2011
Skane , by Pamela Carter. Exploration of the impact of guileless, uninhibited love - and its effect on the relationships we think we know. Skane, southern Sweden: rich farmland; flat horizons. An adulterous couple on the run decide they must put things right and return to their families. But what if their affair is the only thing that actually was right - and what if even their families dread a return to 'normality'?

23 Feb to 24 March 2012
Lay Down Your Cross , by Nick Payne, directed by Clare Lizzimore. About heartache, forgiveness and the importance of family. In a house in Luton, boxes are stacked high, the paint is out and Tony is ready for a spring clean. Admist the dust and clutter lie photos and memories of family fun; reminders of what used to be. As the funeral of his son looms, and his aloof daughter and ex-wife return, will the regrets of the past and the sorrows of the present prove too much for Tony and his kin?

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