Describe The Night


This darkly comic fantasia on Russian themes explores the blurred lines between lies, fiction and conspiracy theories, as it tracks back and forth across 90 years of Soviet and post-Soviet history in search of the genesis of the post-truth world.
Describe The Night at Hampstead Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Hampstead Theatre
Started: Monday 30 April 2018
Closed: Saturday 9 June 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Rajiv Joseph is the multi-award winning author of a dozen plays including Guards at the Taj and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Lisa Spirling returns to direct her seventh production at Hampstead; her work elsewhere includes In Event of Moone Disaster (as Artistic Director of Theatre503), Jumpy (Theatr Clwyd) and Here (Rose Theatre Kingston).


Synopsis


"When we say that something is true, it becomes true.


When we say that something is false, it becomes false …


There is nothing that cannot eventually be crossed out and changed"


In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland.


In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge.


In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love.


In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk …


This darkly comic fantasia on Russian themes explores the blurred lines between lies, fiction and conspiracy theories, as it tracks back and forth across 90 years of Soviet and post-Soviet history in search of the genesis of the post-truth world.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 30 April 2018

Press night:Wednesday 9 May 2018

Closes:Saturday 9 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑15pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-00pm (from 16 May)

Saturday - 2-00pm


Tickets


Previews:

Full price: £30/£27/£18


Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Seniors (matinees only): £22/£20


Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free


Access: £16


Standard:

Mondays and matinees

Full price: £30/£27/£18


Tuesday - Saturday evenings

Full price: £37/£32/£25


Concessions:

Mondays and matinees

Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Seniors (matinees only): £22/£20


Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free


Access: £16


Tuesday - Saturday evenings

Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free


Access: £16


Access information


Audio Described Performance:

Sat 2 Jun 2‑00pm Touch Tour Available


Captioned Performance:

Thu 07 Jun 7‑15pm


Creatives


Author: Rajiv Joseph
Director: Lisa Spirling
Production: Hampstead Theatre Production

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