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#1 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

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

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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.

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Good People by David Linsday-Abaire, directed by Jonathan Kent. The cast is rumoured to include Imelda Staunton. (Now confirmed)

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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.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:07 PM

Excellent - the world desperately needs another 'can women have it all?' play...

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

Rapture, Blister, Burn recently completed a successful run in LA.  Good reviews.  Amy Brenneman starred. I'm told it's very smart and very funny.
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:27 AM

Looks good! The imelda staunton one especially.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

Emilia Fox stars in Rapture, Blister, Burn
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:48 PM

I've booked for Good People, purely cos Imelda Staunton is on my list of "I'll see them in anything".
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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:49 AM

Booked for both as they sound like interesting plays.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

View Postfringefan, on 16 November 2013 - 03:49 AM, said:

Booked for both as they sound like interesting plays.

Ditto. I'll also be curious to see what they'll offer Downstairs. It's been a good run there this year.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:28 PM

Just announced that Sunny Afternoon, the story of Ray Davies and The Kinks will run April to May, with book by Joe Penhall.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

I shall book for this, too, when public booking opens, but I wonder why they couldn't have announced this with the rest of the season and allowed booking for all at once?




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