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The Hope Theatre
207 Upper Street
London
N1 1RL
0333 666 3366 (booking fees apply)
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http://www.thehopetheatre.com
Nearest Tube/Train Station:
Highbury and Islington
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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Lovesong of the Electric Bear
On from 24 Feb 2015 to 21 Mar 2015
The Hope Theatre
by Snoo Wilson

The Hope Theatre presents the European Premiere of Snoo Wilson's story of Alan Turing.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Found
On from 24 Mar 2015 to 11 Apr 2015
The Hope Theatre
by Luke Adamson

When Mark finds an unconscious man lying on the beach, he does what any other person would do; he stops to help.

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Genre - Classic
The Tempest
On from 30 Jun 2015 to 18 Jul 2015
The Hope Theatre
by William Shakespeare

FOUR ACTORS. ONE ISLAND.
Heavy storms with a chance of mayhem

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Penetrator
On from 04 Aug 2015 to 22 Aug 2015
The Hope Theatre
by Anthony Neilson

The long awaited London revival of Anthony Neilsons 90s classic.
Three lads and two teddies unexpectedly find themselves at the crossroads of sexual identity.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Summer Showers
On from 23 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
The Hope Theatre
by Various

An evening of 4 new, short plays

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
Hello Again
On from 20 Oct 2015 to 07 Nov 2015
The Hope Theatre
by Michael John LaChiusa

The depths of sexuality and sexual attraction are here for the asking in this musical fantasy inspired by Schnitzler’s La Ronde.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
One Last Waltz
On from 09 Nov 2015 to 14 Nov 2015
The Hope Theatre
by Luke Adamson

A long forgotten photograph stirs a memory, luring Alice back to Blackpool, but things become too much for her as she finds herself getting lost in the past.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Claustrophobia
On from 17 Nov 2015 to 05 Dec 2015
The Hope Theatre
by Jason Hewitt

To The Moon present a haunting psychological thriller that asks "what does it mean to be in control?"

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Victorian And Gay
On from 08 Dec 2015 to 31 Dec 2015
The Hope Theatre
by Bethany Greenwood and Steffi Walker

Who doesn’t love a Victorian Christmas? Dickens, Mrs Beeton, and Queen Victoria come to life in this frivolously festive evening. Award-winning Another Soup invite you to a truly immersive, no-holds-barred seasonal celebration.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic
Macbeth: A Tale of Sound & Fury
On from 02 Feb 2016 to 20 Feb 2016
The Hope Theatre
by William Shakespeare

Three gnarly fortune tellers live amongst the rats in an old junk yard, apart from decent society. Eager to teach the selfish world of man a lesson, they prepare a fortune reading that will destroy a throne and everything around it.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Cancel The Sunshine
On from 15 Mar 2016 to 09 Apr 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Chantelle Dusette

Honest, raw, and with sharply observed humour, this is an account of the woman’s struggle with her painful past, inadequate present, and her unquenched desire to find happiness whilst living with a mental illness.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Comedy
Twelfth Night
On from 12 Apr 2016 to 30 Apr 2016
The Hope Theatre
by William Shakespeare

High energy, breakneck costume changes and sparkling wit as our company of four actors takes on all thirteen roles.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Cat (The Play)
On from 08 May 2016 to 09 May 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Jamie Beamish & Richard Hardwick

"Dave was in the original cast of Cats. On opening night he was sacked. He wasn't a happy pussy"

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Nude
On from 03 May 2016 to 21 May 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Paul Hewitt

A new poem-turned play by Paul Hewitt about love and fate – how two strangers can become lovers and how relationships grow and fade endlessly. Nude is produced in association with Forest Forge Theatre Company. 

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Sea Life
On from 24 May 2016 to 11 Jun 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Lucy Catherine

A dark comedy set on the crumbling shores of England, where keeping a tight grip on past and present is as hard as holding back the rising tide.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Piece of Silk
On from 14 Jun 2016 to 02 Jul 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Jennie Buckman

“You’ll f**k us, but you hate us, right? Especially if we’re ‘other’”

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Love And All That Cr@p
On from 10 Jul 2016 to 11 Jul 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Oliver Retter

“And they all lived Happily Ever After”… Bullsh*t!
Love And All That Cr@p is a light-hearted ‘coming of age’ story about finding love in our modern day society.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Macbeths
On from 26 Jul 2016 to 03 Aug 2016
The Hope Theatre
by David Fairs from Shakespeare

This is a story of love.

And wanting the best for your family.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Steel Magnolias
On from 09 Aug 2016 to 03 Sep 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Robert Harling

By turns hilarious and poignant, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling is a heart warming portrait of friendship and love.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
The Breaks In You And I
On from 11 Sep 2016 to 19 Sep 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Lizzie Milton

We are watching TV and it happens. It drops. All inside of me. I do not love you. In fact, I think you repulse me a bit.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Two Short Plays About Gays
On from 06 Sep 2016 to 24 Sep 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Lesley Ross

TWO SHORT PLAYS ABOUT GAY
with LOUISE JAMESON & GREGORY ASHTON

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Genre - New Writing
Lost Souls and Lunatics
On from 02 Oct 2016 to 10 Oct 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Johnnie Quarrell

An authentic look at an extraordinary East End life. This is a semi-autobiographical work from author, photographer, poet and award winning playwright Johnnie Quarrell performed by Billy Colvill.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama
The We Plays
On from 27 Sep 2016 to 15 Oct 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Andrew Maddock

From Offie nominated writer Andrew Maddock come The We Plays: A celebration of love, life, loss and the daily struggles we all face, no matter where we come from..

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Musical
The House of Usher
On from 18 Oct 2016 to 05 Nov 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Luke Adamson & Dan Bottomley

The brand new gothic musical thriller.

“What was it—I paused to think—what was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher?”

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Rigor Mortis
On from 13 Nov 2016 to 21 Nov 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Pat Daly

Waterford, Ireland. Mourners arrive at a church only to find the deceased missing. Jimmy wakes up in his sitting room hungover to Jesus, only to find a coffin behind the couch and Ted knocking at the door.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Worst Was This
On from 08 Nov 2016 to 26 Nov 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Matte O'Brien

“… if he thrive and I be cast away,
The worst was this: my love was my decay.”
~ William Shakespeare, Sonnet 80

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Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
Her Aching Heart
On from 29 Nov 2016 to 23 Dec 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Bryony Lavery

“Oh what a day! Oh what a wind of hope blows through the echoing corridors of my breast! Rattling at the knobs and knockers of the doors to my dry and dusty emotions!”

Grab a bonnet, lace up your corset, and prepare to swoon, as this tongue-in-cheek musical whirlwind sweeps you headlong into a gorgeous parody of the best in bonk-busting romance.

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Mouths in a Glass
On from 16 Jan 2017 to 16 Jan 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Sophie Dora-Hall

Dora, Actress with a Capital A, exhibits her menagerie of madcap characters in this series of comedy monologues.

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Genre - Drama
Richard Parker
On from 22 Jan 2017 to 23 Jan 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Owen Thomas

Two men. Both named Richard Parker. Little do they realise that their encounter is one piece in a longer chain linking them to each other.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
The Wild Party
On from 10 Jan 2017 to 28 Jan 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Joseph Moncure March

Grimy Jazz Age masterpiece THE WILD PARTY is the lust-fuelled story of an affair between two cabaret stars, and the final, fatal party they throw in their seedy Hollywood apartment.

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Genre - Drama
Purged
On from 05 Feb 2017 to 06 Feb 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Chris Polites

You are now twenty nine. A few weeks ago, you attempted to stay twenty nine forever. You failed. How do you explain the world now?

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Thanks But No Thanks
On from 12 Feb 2017 to 13 Feb 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Lesley Lightfoot

Lesley Lightfoot – Cinderella of Showbiz – sings, sews, skates through her story in the eternal hope that one day she will get to the ball.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Strange The Road
On from 31 Jan 2017 to 18 Feb 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Lil Warren

STRANGE THE ROAD is a love letter to Chandler set in a noir world sometime between 1933 and 2033, written in the pulp vernacular.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
The Very Perry Show
On from 05 Mar 2017 to 13 Mar 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Kate Perry

The Very Perry Show is a happy hour of comic monologues, each one portrayed with chameleon like skill, humour and charm.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
In Other Words
On from 28 Feb 2017 to 18 Mar 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Matthew Seager

Join Arthur and Jane, at the beginning, as they tell us their story. Presented in association with The Alzheimer’s Society and Playlist for Life.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Human Issue
On from 26 Mar 2017 to 03 Apr 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Dean Moynihan

Frank, is a struggling stand up comedian and self professed cultural provocateur. He’s intelligent, he’s funny, he’s frustrated and he’s just about to kill himself.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Snapshot
On from 06 Apr 2017 to 06 Apr 2017
The Hope Theatre
by George Johnston

Snapshot is a challenging and incisive examination of sexuality, fidelity, and our screwed up relationships in this modern world.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Kicked in the Sh*tter
On from 21 Mar 2017 to 08 Apr 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Leon Fleming

Depression. Sanctions. Anxiety. Self harm. Back to work. Substance Abuse. This isn’t poverty porn; there’s nothing sexy about despair.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Lakavu
On from 16 Apr 2017 to 24 Apr 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Matt Gibbs

What would you do if you came across an AIDS orphan in Papua New Guinea?

Simon – young, gay, Australian – is an aid worker ready to save the world, from a distance. When he comes across an orphaned baby girl, his world changes.

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Genre - Drama
Threads
On from 11 Apr 2017 to 29 Apr 2017
The Hope Theatre
by David Lane

It's been 5 years. Vic’s moved on. Charlie’s a medical mystery. David Lane’s thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can’t.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Brimstone and Treacle
On from 02 May 2017 to 20 May 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Dennis Potter

“All I want is the England I used to know. The England I remember.
I simply want the world to stop just where it is – and go back a bit.”

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
I Know You Of Old
On from 13 Jun 2017 to 01 Jul 2017
The Hope Theatre
by David Fairs

Using only Shakespeare’s original text, David Fairs re-orchestrates Much Ado About Nothing into a new, parallel dark comedy: I Know You Of Old.

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18 and above - recommended age group
Torn Apart (A Dissolution)
On from 04 Jul 2017 to 22 Jul 2017
The Hope Theatre
by David Fairs & William Shakespeare

“I fell in love once. With the wrong woman”

This is a love story. A love story set in three different times and three different bedrooms…

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Odd Man Out
On from 26 Jul 2017 to 12 Aug 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Dominic Grace / Lesley Ross

Ripley Theatre in association with Black Coffee Theatre are proud to present ODD MAN OUT; two beautiful stories of two people that don’t quite fit in.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
The Provoked Wife
On from 05 Sep 2017 to 23 Sep 2017
The Hope Theatre
by John Vanbrugh

Vanbrugh’s 1697 comedy is relocated to a modern music festival in Marooned Theatre’s production where revellers drink, dance and get up to mischief… The Provoked Wife comes to The Hope Theatre after a sell-out run this summer. This is Restoration for a new generation.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Turkey
On from 26 Sep 2017 to 14 Oct 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Frankie Meredith

A tale of Love, Grief and Turkey Basting.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Brazil
On from 22 Oct 2017 to 23 Oct 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Ronan O'Donnell

Doddy’s lost; radicalised by US bombs falling too close to home. A trade war between the US and Europe escalates, through the stench of smoke and feathers, somewhere in a Scotland not far from now, he scavenges for signs, for sense, and the lushes of Brazil.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Richard III (A One Woman Show)
On from 12 Nov 2017 to 13 Nov 2017
The Hope Theatre
by EMILY CARDING (AFTER SHAKESPEARE)

Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
And Then The Rabbit Died
On from 19 Nov 2017 to 20 Nov 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Kate Sullivan & Rory Devlin

Join Aisling as she talks us through how she became pregnant (while still on the pill!) to her nightmares about her hardcore catholic mother finding out about the baby, and whether or not she intends to keep it.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Flycatcher
On from 07 Nov 2017 to 02 Dec 2017
The Hope Theatre
by Gregg Masuak

 
“Needy.  Spiteful.  Ruthless.  And these are a few of her good points.”
Flycatcher is a darkly comic thriller, which follows a web-woven world, where no one is seen for who they really are:

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