9th March, 2011
Hall - Proud of First Hampstead Season
"I am enormously proud of the work we have achieved in my first
year at Hampstead," Edward Hall has said as the anniversary of
his taking over the venue approaches, "and I am very excited about
the future, and bringing more outstanding work to this wonderful building."
He announced that:
- In little over six months Hampstead theatre has presented 279 performances
of 9 pieces of work across the two spaces, opening the Michael Frayn
Space to the paying public for the first time.
- The Main House Shows (Enlightenment,
The Train Driver,
Beasts and Beauties,
Penelope and Ecstasy,
which opens on 10th March) will have played to an average of 72.5%
physical capacity. This means over 40,000 people will have visited
Hampstead Theatre in this period.
- Nina Raines sell-out Tiger Country set a series of
new records for a play at the venue with the highest daily box office
take over three times in a week .
- More people will have seen a play at Hampstead Theatre in this six-month
period than ever before in the companys 52-year history.
- Ecstasy will be the most successful play in Hampsteads
history (both in terms of tickets sold and cash taken).
- In the Michael Frayn Space, the first two Hampstead downstairs productions
have played to an average of 74.5% capacity helped by the massive
success of small hours which sold out and was extended, with
the extension selling out in a matter of hours.
"I want Hampstead to stay at the forefront of new writing,"
he added, "and we will be presenting ever more challenging and
exciting plays in the next season, with some of the countrys most
thrilling theatre makers, which we will be announcing shortly."
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