Theatre closures


Theatres in London are currently closed. In the West End, the closure will continue up to and including 31 May 2020 (announced on 6 April).


The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 31 May 2020 (when theatres might reopen - this is subject to confirmation).


Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we have received.



The Haystack


Neil and Zef are two twenty-something computer whizzes with questionable dress sense and a highly developed interest in video games and Netflix. They're also the UK's 'National Defence Information Security Team'.
The Haystack at Hampstead Theatre

Image: Hampstead Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hampstead Theatre
Started: Fri 31 January 2020
Closed: Thu 12 March 2020
Running time:2 hrs 45 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


"Yes, we're geeks, yes, we sit at computers all day, yes, we barely leave Cheltenham, but we are still, when it comes down to it, spies".


Neil and Zef are two twenty-something computer whizzes with questionable dress sense and a highly developed interest in video games and Netflix.


They're also the UK's 'National Defence Information Security Team' - recruited by GCHQ for their sky-high IQs and ability to work quickly and discreetly, no questions asked.


With unfettered access to the world's data and infinite powers of electronic intrusion, these unlikely agents are essential cogs in the national security machine.


But when their window onto intelligence operations shows them more than they were meant to see, they begin to question their roles in a system whose reach is unlimited but whose safeguards are not …


Background


Al Blyth's explosive espionage thriller challenges the 'nothing to hide, nothing to fear' mantra and explores how we can live honestly, love freely, and stay authentic when the advances in cutting-edge technology outpace the law.


The Haystack is Blyth's first full-length play and Roxana Silbert makes her directing debut as Hampstead Theatre's Artistic Director.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Eton Road
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London NW3 3EU

Box office tel: 020 7722 9301

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 31 January 2020

Press night:Thursday 6 February 2020

Closes:Thursday 12 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm (from 12 Feb)

Saturday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
From £37

Access information


Audio Described Performance:

Mon 02 Mar 3‑00pm


Captioned Performance:

Thu 27 Feb 7‑30pm


Cast


Denise - Lucy Black

Neil - Oliver Johnstone

Cora - Rona Morison

Zef - Enyi Okoronkwo

Hannah - Sarah Woodward


Video Performers:

Sirine Saba - Ameera 

Oli Higginson - Rob 


Creatives


Author: Al Blyth
Composer: Ben and Max Ringham
Director: Roxana Silbert
Designer: Tom Piper
Costume designer: Emma Cains
Lighting: Rick Fisher
Sound: Ben and Max Ringham
Movement: Wayne Parsons
Video designer: Duncan McLean
Production: Hampstead Theatre

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