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Mike Bartlett's Wild extends at the Hampstead Theatre
The premiere of Mike Bartlett's new play Wild at the Hampstead Theatre in north London has extended its limited engagement by one week to 23 June 2016. The play opened on 16 June following previews from 10 June, and was previously booking to 16 July 2016.
Directed by James Macdonald, the full cast includes Jack Farthing, Caoilfhionn Dunne and John Mackay. It features designs by Miriam Buether, sound design by Christopher Stint and lighting by Peter Mumford.
The play opened to generally good reviews, with many praising the performances and the visual coup de théâtre by designer Miriam Buether: "Designer Miriam Buether delivers a coup de theatre that provides an astonishing denouement to the play -- both virtually upstaging it, in every sense, but also proving its thesis" (LondonTheatre.co.uk).
"Last week, Andrew was that guy with his girl lunching in KFC, discussing apartments and making plans for the future. Today he’s in Moscow, in an undisclosed hotel room, on the run and at risk of assassination. Last week, a nobody. This week, America’s Most Wanted: a man who humiliated his country with one touch of a button."
Bartlett's play is described as being 'darkly comic', and explores the unexpected, bewildering, and life-changing consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level. As the State grows more powerful because of technology, and technology grows more powerful because of the State, where do the self-appointed protectors of the rights of the citizen stand? Heroes? Or traitors?
Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.