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Tamsin Greig to star in Tony Kushner play at the Hampstead Theatre
Tamsin Greig to star in Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism...
The Hampstead Theatre in north London have announced the cast for their upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize winning Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures which runs from 15 October to 26 November 2016.
Tamsin Greig will return to the Hampstead to play the role of Empty, alongside David Calder, Daniel Flynn, Jessica Hynes, Sara Kestelman, Katie Leung, Matt McGrath, Luke Newberry, Lex Shrapnel, Katy Stephens, and Rhashan Stone in the production directed by Michael Boyd.
Tony Kushner’s latest play is the story of a family grappling to find meaning in a landscape they no longer recognise and an epic exploration of humanity’s compulsive search for Utopias, both personal and political. "New York, 2007. Gus Marcantonio, retired longshoreman, former trade union organiser, renaissance man, feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life. With his sister, he summons his three children home, trailing the appendages of their chaotic lives, to their Brooklyn brownstone for the last and most unusual family reunion yet…"
The London production features a newly revised draft of the play which is the result of a development workshop between Kushner and Boyd. The drama had its world premiere at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis in 2009 and transferred off-Broadway to the Public Theater in 2011, directed by Michael Grief in a collaboration between The Public Theater and the Signature Theater Company.
Tony Kushner returns to the Hampstead following his play Slavs! in 1994. His most celebrated work includes the epic Angels in America which is to be revived at the National Theatre in 2017 along with A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul and the musical Caroline, or Change. He is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award and two Oscar nominations.
Tamsin Greig most recently received an Olivier nomination for her performance in the London premiere of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Other West End credits include Jumpy which transferred from The Royal Court Theatre to The Duke of York’s, Longing at the Hampstead, The Little Dog Laughed, Gethsemane at The National Theatre, God of Carnage at The Gielgud and the RSC's Much Ado about Nothing.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.