Luna Gale at the Hampstead Theatre
The Hampstead Theatre, in north west London, has announced its next play on the Main Stage, which will be the UK premiere of
Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Michael Attenborough, running from 13 June to 18 July 2015, with a press night on Monday 22 June 2015.
"Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is nicknamed ‘The City of Five Seasons’ – the fifth season being the time you have in which to enjoy the other four. However Cedar Rapids resident Caroline Cox has no time for enjoyment. During her twenty-five years as a social worker in The Department of Human Services, her life has been nothing but late nights, early mornings, challenging adolescents and tricky relations with difficult colleagues. But for all her experience and ‘gut feelings’ this next case is going to change everything, making her question all she thinks is fundamental… both professionally and personally."
This drama explores the power we have to change the future irrespective of the past however impossible the circumstances appear to be. It will feature lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design by Jon Leonard.
Rebecca Gilman’s plays include 'The Glory of Living' (Pulitzer Prize Finalist), 'The Sweetest Swing in Baseball', 'Spinning Into Butter', 'Boy Gets Girl' (Olivier nominated for Best New Play) and 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter'.
Michael Attenborough returns to Hampstead’s Main Stage for the first time since his period as Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director (1984 – 1989).