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Tickets currently available from 22nd March 2024 to 27th April 2024

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The Divine Mrs S: A Theatrical Comedy Unveiling the Origins of Celebrity Culture

"Stop writing? This was your first play. Did Shakespeare let Titus Andronicus put him off? An experimental tragedy about a pie? You’ve just begun!"

Step into the vibrant world of Drury Lane in 1800, where Mrs. Sarah Siddons, hailed as the greatest actress of her time, commands both public adoration and critical acclaim. Yet, despite her theatrical prowess, Siddons finds herself directed by the men in her life—her obstinate brother shaping her roles, and her unfaithful husband managing contracts and fees. Determined to seize control of her destiny, Siddons embarks on a journey to become the leading lady of her own life, utilizing her star power as the world’s first female celebrity. Little does she anticipate the uproarious and unexpected twists that accompany a life on the stage.

April De Angelis' uproarious backstage comedy delves into the roots of celebrity culture, a time when fame didn't necessarily equate to wealth and power. Known for her works such as Playhouse Creatures, My Brilliant Friend, and Jumpy, De Angelis crafts a comedic exploration of the theatrical world.

Returning to Hampstead for the first time since directing Di and Viv and Rose, which successfully transitioned from Downstairs to Main Stage and eventually the West End, Anna Mackmin takes the directorial reins. Her repertoire includes notable productions like Dancing at Lughnasa, The Real Thing, and Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic.

'The Divine Mrs S' is a Hampstead Theatre/AKO Foundation Next Decade commission, promising an evening of laughter and insight into the roots of celebrity culture.

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Hampstead Theatre,
Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London,
NW3 3EU

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