Ella Road’s debut play THE PHLEBOTOMIST is to transfer to Hampstead Theatre’s main stage following a run at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs last year.
The original production ran in the theatre’s new writing venue in April 2018 directed by Sam Yates and starring Jade Anouka and Charelle Skeete. Yates and Anouka return to the production from 19th March with further casting still to be announced.
Road’s play is set in a dystopian future where people are rated based on how good their genes are. THE PHLEBOTOMIST features design by Rosanna Vize, lighting by Zoe Spurr, sound by Alex Twiselton and video design by Duncan McLean.
In related Hampstead news, casting has been announced for Matthew Xia’s upcoming production of Hannah Patterson’s EDEN, previewing at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs from 7th February.
The cast features Laurietta Essien as Alison, Mariah Gale as Jane, Sean Jackson as Bob, Yolanda Kettle as Sophie, Adrian Richards as Golf Caddie / Journalist / Security Guard / Tailor and Michael Simkins as Chase.
EDEN tells the story of an idyllic town whose future becomes uncertain with the arrival of an American propery tycoon, intent on building a golf course. Based on true events, Hannah Patterson’s play runs at Hampstead Downstairs following her previous successes there, PLATINUM and GIVING.
THE PHLEBOTOMIST runs at Hampstead Theatre from 19th March with opening night scheduled for 25th March. It will run to 20th April. Tickets go on sale 17th January.
EDEN runs at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs from 7th February with opening night scheduled for 20th February. It will run to 16th March. Tickets are on sale now.