The first two shows of 2014 to open in the Hampstead main house will be:
Rapture, Blister, Burn
by Gina Gionfirddo who is reunited with director Peter DuBois following Becky Shaw
at the Almeida
Can any woman have it all? After university Catherine and Gwen chose opposite paths: Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic, while Gwen built a home with a husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, and a dangerous game begins as each tries to claim the other’s territory.
by David Linsday-Abaire, directed by Jonathan Kent. The cast is rumoured to include Imelda Staunton. (Now confirmed)
In South Boston you’re starting on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will require all the energy you can muster. And when sharp-tongued single-mother Margie loses yet another job she’ll do anything it takes to pay the bills. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him – with unexpected results all round. Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s funny and tender drama explores how even if you live on the brink, destiny can have a way of surprising you.
Having originally premiered on Broadway, Good People won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the Year. David won the Pulitzer Prize for his critically acclaimed Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations – his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole starred Nicole Kidman.
Both should go on public sale tomorrow.