Prism at Hampstead Theatre
Thursday 31 August 2017
Off-West End - Shows
Terry Johnson returns to Hampstead as writer/director with a new play based on the life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff, 'the man who made women look beautiful' - from 6 September to 14 October 2017.
Terry Johnson returns to Hampstead as writer/director following his sell-out hit Hysteria starring Antony Sher and Ken (Hampstead Downstairs).
Mr Johnson's new play is based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff 'the man who made women look beautiful'.
The show plays from 6 September to 14 October 2017 at the Hampstead Theatre and stars Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner.
"The first time I held a prism and turned it to the light it did what the Impressionists struggled a lifetime to do; it embraced the light, split the light; it seemed to understand the very secret of light."
Legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff has retired to the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire.
His days of hard work - and play - on some of the most famous sets in the world are now long behind him, as are his secret liaisons with some of the most famous women in the world ...
Surrounded by memorabilia from a lifetime of 'painting with light', the writing of an autobiography should be an easy matter - were it not that Jack would now rather live in the past than remember it.
Terry Johnson's many West End credits include La Cage aux Folles, Mrs Henderson Presents and Dead Funny.
Double Olivier Award winner Robert Lindsay returns to Hampstead for the first time in 35 years.
His theatre credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End) and television credits include My Family and Genius.
Claire Skinner returns to Hampstead Theatre following the sell-out hit, Rabbit Hole last year.
Recent theatre credits include The Father (West End) and Blurred Lines (National Theatre)
Her television credits include Outnumbered.
Image: Hampstead Theatre
Writer: Terry Johnson
Director: Terry Johnson
Designer: Tim Shortall
Composer: Colin Town
Lighting: Ben Ormerod
Sound: John Leonard
Video designer: Ian William Galloway
London NW3 3EU
6 September to 14 October 2017
£10 to £37