The Two Character Play


Fellow actors, brother and sister Felice and Clare have been on tour too long: every town looks increasingly the same until they feel they could be anywhere …
The Two Character Play at Hampstead Theatre

Image courtesy Hampstead Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hampstead Theatre
Starts: Friday 24 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 23 May 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


One of the foremost playwrights of the twentieth-century, Tennessee Williams spent over ten years writing The Two Character Play, an innovative, partly autobiographical work which he called 'My most beautiful play since Streetcar, the very heart of my life'.


It returns to Hampstead Theatre for the first time in over fifty years, having received its World Premiere there in 1967.


Sam Yates makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead Theatre's Main Stage following his Olivier-nominated production of The Phlebotomist.


His West End credits include Glengarry Glen Ross starring Christian Slater (West End) and The Starry Messenger starring Matthew Broderick.


The Two Character Play is part of Hampstead Theatre's Classics Season, celebrating 60 years of original theatre with the restaging of four major plays from our archive.


Synopsis


Fellow actors, brother and sister Felice and Clare have been on tour too long: every town looks increasingly the same until they feel they could be anywhere …


Abandoned by the rest of the acting company, but faced with an audience expecting a performance, they must enact The Two Character Play.


But as their gripping 'play within a play' unfolds, the line between reality and illusion becomes increasingly unclear; as their characters reach out to the outside world, the actors' isolation and uncertainty grows … 


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 24 April 2020

Press night:Monday 4 May 2020

Closes:Saturday 23 May 2020

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 (from 6 May)

Saturday - 3-00pm (from 2 May)


Tickets


Standard:

Previews, Mondays and matinees :

Full price: £18/£27/£30

Under 30s/Students: £10/15

Seniors (matinees only): £20/£25

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Access: £16


Tuesday - Saturday evenings:

Full price: £25/£32/£37

Under 30s/Students: £10/£15

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Access: £16


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Creatives


Author: Tennessee Williams
Director: Sam Yates

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