- Hampstead Theatre
Written by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard and directed by Howard Davies, Hampstead Theatre is delighted to present Hapgood, with previews commencing from Friday 4 December 2015. Full casting to be announced. Hapgood is designed by Ashley Martin Davis, with lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Mike Walker, composer is Dominic Muldowney and casting by Juliet Horsley. “I can’t remember which side I’m supposed to be working for, and it is not in fact necessary for me to know…” London 1988. The Cold War is approaching its endgame and somebody in spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood’s network is leaking secrets. Is her star Double Agent a Triple? The trap she sets becomes a hall of mirrors in which betrayal is personal and treachery a trick of the light. Tom Stoppard’s most recent play is The Hard Problem. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (a play with André Previn), Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, The Invention Of Love, The Coast Of Utopia, Rock’n’Roll, Indian Ink, Dogg’s Our Pet, Dirty Linen, New-Found Land, Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth. Translations and adaptations include Tango, Undiscovered Country, On The Razzle, Rough Crossing, Dalliance, The Seagull, Henry IV, Ivanov, The Cherry Orchard, The House Of Bernarda Alba and Largo Desolato (Havel). He has written eight Evening Standard award-winning plays and five of his plays have won Tony awards. Director Howard Davies returns to Hampstead following the critically acclaimed Drawing the Line and 55 Days. Other theatre credits include Temple (Donmar), Children of the Sun, Never So Good and The White Guard (National Theatre). Cast to be announced.