By NELL LEYSHON
HAMPSTEAD THEATRE DOWNSTAIRS
18 Dec 2021 – 5 Feb 2022
The Height of the Storm by Florian Zeller, starring 2-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Jonathan Pryce and 3-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins reprising their roles from the play’s widely acclaimed West End run. Directed by Jonathan Kent.
From 1.30–5.30pm June 21st 2019 Join us for another gathering of theatre practitioners – this time specialising in stage design: set designers, scene painters, prop makers, installation artists. This one-off symposium will bring together established and emerging artists, as well as those who engage with the business of design, such as commissioning agencies and agents. […].../ ➝
We are living through a particularly rich period in expressive movement. But what opportunities are there for practitioners from such a wide range of disciplines, traditions and approaches, to enter into dialogue with each other?
Shaping the Stage provides such an opportunity with an exciting line-up of guests.
The event will be chaired by Gary Yershon (Associate Artist of The Old Vic and RSC).
The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, “the most exciting playwright of our time” (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, compassion and the fragility of […].../ ➝
COMPOSING THE STAGE Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, composers have written for theatre, and yet their visibility as artists is noticeably less than that of their counterparts in cinema and television. We want to change that. This was the first gathering – as far as we know – of composers who specialise in […].../ ➝
photo: John Farrow
It’s unlikely that when Art premiered at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees in Paris in 1994 anyone could have predicted its global popularity. The West End translation by Christopher Hampton initially featured the heavyweight triumvirate of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott and its eight-year run was further populated by a succession of actors and […].../ ➝
“The perversity of Solness’s mind (and of the strange play he inhabits) is given sensory life by Rob Howell’s set, which suggests a charred-wood blueprint out of nightmares; Hugh Vanstone’s lighting; and a score by Gary Yershon that is the sound of megalomania.” New York Times 19th Feb 2016
“Matthew Warchus’s beautifully controlled and intelligent production is all shifting nuance and finely calibrated detail, from Gary Yershon’s subtle score to the faint drift of dry ice that intimates Hilde’s fatal otherworldliness…” Daily Telegraph, 4th Feb 2016
rehearsal photograph : Manuel Harlan