Hampstead Theatre has announced a season of classic plays that all premiered at the venue, including works by Harold Pinter, Tennessee Williams, Alfred Fagon and Marsha Norman.
The season, in celebration of its 60th anniversary year, will open with Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, directed by Alice Hamilton, which runs from March 19 to April 18. The play originally ran in the Hampstead’s first ever season.
This is followed by Williams’ The Two Character Play, directed by Sam Yates, and Fagon’s The Death of A Black Man directed by Dawn Walton.
Completing the Hampstead Classics season is Norman’s ‘Night, Mother, directed by the venue’s artistic director Roxana Silbert.
Silbert said: “Selecting only four plays from Hampstead Theatre’s massive backlist of world premieres was a real challenge and it really hit home just what a powerhouse this modest theatre is.
“The range, diversity and singularity of the voices is extraordinary, as is how often they bring untold stories into the light.”
The theatre has also announced that writer Hannah Khalil will make her Hampstead debut in the theatre’s studio space with the world premiere of Sleepwalking, directed by Audrey Sheffield.
Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme 2019 winner Ruby Thomas will join the Hampstead to complete her one-year playwright-in-residence attachment.
Season at a glance:
Directed by Alice Hamilton
March 19 to April 18, with press night on March 25
Directed by Sam Yates
April 24 to May 23, with press night on May 4
Directed by Dawn Walton
May 28 to June 27, with press night on June 3
Directed by Roxana Silbert
July 2 to August 1, with press night on July 8
Directed by Audrey Sheffield
March 26 to May 2, with press night on April 6