Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner lead Hampstead Theatre season

Robert Lindsay will star in Prism at Hampstead Theatre
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Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner are to star in a new Terry Johnson play at Hampstead Theatre.

They will perform alongside Rebecca Night and Barnaby Kay in Johnson’s Prism, about cinematographer Jack Cardiff. The play will premiere at the north London theatre, running from September 6 to October 14.

Press night will be on September 14, and the production will also be directed by Johnson.

The theatre’s autumn season also includes a revival of Simon Gray’s Cell Mates.

It is being restaged for the first time since the 1995 West End production, which made headlines when its star Stephen Fry walked out after just three performances.

The revival is directed by Hampstead artistic director Edward Hall and runs fro November 30 to January 20. Press night will be on December 7.

Elsewhere, a new adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s The Slaves of Solitude will be directed by Jonathan Kent in October.

Adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright, the production runs from October 20 to November 25, with press night on October 30.

Announcing the season, Hall said: “I’m extremely proud to announce such an exciting body of work at Hampstead Theatre this autumn. Our aim is to continue to provide endless nights of top quality and entertaining theatre for hundreds of thousands of theatregoers.

“I’m personally looking forward to Simon Gray’s gripping espionage thriller and I hope to help it gain its rightful place in the repertoire as a serious, brilliant piece of British drama.”

The theatre has also announced a new playwriting initiative, led by Roy Williams, who will mentor 18 to 25-year-olds over the cours