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Prism


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.
Prism at Hampstead Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Terry Johnson

Author:
Terry Johnson

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


Terry Johnson's delightfully witty and poignant new play is based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff 'the man who made women look beautiful'.


Terry Johnson returns to Hampstead as writer/director following his sell-out hit Hysteria starring Antony Sher and Ken (Hampstead Downstairs).


He also directed Main Stage successes Race, Seminar and Old Money.


His 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.


Synopsis


"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.


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Dates


Previews from: Wednesday 6 September 2017

Press night: Thursday 14 September 2017

Closes: Saturday 14 October 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


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


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Audio Described Performance:

Sat 07 Oct 3‑00pm


Captioned Performance:

Tue 10 Oct 7‑30pm


Cast


Barnaby Kay

Robert Lindsay

Rebecca Night

Claire Skinner


Creatives


Director: Terry Johnson
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