In discussion: Enlightenment

Hampstead Theatre is proud to announce the UK premiere of Shelagh Stephenson’s Enlightenment, a chilling modern mystery about the lengths to which people will go to find the missing pieces of their lives. When a young man disappears on a backpacking holiday to South East Asia, his parents Lia and Nick are left in a state of turmoil. Desperation takes them down avenues they would never have previously contemplated as they find themselves caught up in a net of lies and deceit – darker than anything they had imagined.

Enlightenment is directed by Edward Hall and marks his first production as Hampstead Theatre’s new Artistic Director. His most recent directing credits include episodes of the BBC series Spooks, and The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for his own all-male company Propeller.

The cast includes Julie Graham (Lia), recently seen in the acclaimed series Survivors and William and Mary, and Paul Freeman (Gordon), best known as Indiana Jones’ nemesis Dr Belloq in Raiders of the Lost Ark and from Monarch of the Glen; with Daisy Beaumont (Joanna), Richard Clothier (Nick), Polly Kemp (Joyce) and Tom Weston-Jones (Adam).

 

Enlightenment is on the main stage at Hampstead Theatre from Thursday 30 September until Saturday 30 October 2010.

Booking information:
Online (24 hours): hampsteadtheatre.com Telephone: 020 7722 9301
In person: Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, N1 3EU No booking fees on any booking method.

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