Hampstead Theatre presents Matchbox by Michael Frayn


The Hampstead Theatre will present Matchbox Theatre: An Evening of Short Entertainments, Michael Frayn's first new work for the stage since 2008 at their north London venue from 25 April to 6 June 2015, with an official opening on 4 May 2015.

"Last autumn, dramatist and novelist Michael Frayn published his latest and most unusual book, Matchbox Theatre - a series of conversations, sketches and meditations with the Michael Frayn twist - which takes a typically funny and ingenious look at how we live today. Blurring the boundaries between his work for page and for stage, it begs the question – are these mini-plays or short stories?"

The production will be directed by Hamish McColl with designs by Polly Sullivan. Casting and further creative team are yet to be announced.

Michael Frayn is a playwright and novelist. He returns to Hampstead Theatre for the first time since 2009 when 'Alphabetical Order' was revived for the theatre’s 50th Anniversary season. Other Frayn premieres at Hampstead include 'Now You Know' and 'Clouds'. His other plays include 'Noises Off', 'Copenhagen' and 'Democracy' and his books include 'Headlong', 'Benefactors', 'Spies' and 'Skios'.

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