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A 2023 Olivier Award Nominee

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Opening 08 Apr

Sat 8 Apr - Sat 6 May 2023 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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It’s good to see a new play from Joe White, whose debut Mayfly at the Orange Tree back in 2018 was such a pleasure, an elegy for a dying Shropshire village and some of its inhabitants and a meditation of keeping alive memory when all is lost. It was both a brutal and beautiful play, so I’ve high hopes of this latest—directed by Guy Jones who did such a great job on Mayfly—about two people who re-connect at an AA Meeting---and go for a drink. With consequences.

About Blackout Songs

Following its sold-out run in the Downstairs space, a 2023 Olivier Award nomination, three finalist nominations and a win (Rebecca Humphries for Lead Performance in a Play) in the OffWestEnd Awards and amazing reviews, Blackout Songs transfers to a reconfigured main stage for a limited run of 4 weeks only. 'You told me you loved me, once. You said you carried me. You remember that? You still carry me? Or did you drop me, somewhere along the line?' A chance encounter at an AA meeting… They’re drawn to one another, into a crazy passionate bond. Then later, once they’re drinking again, they both have this almost-feeling that they might have met before – could even have been together, sometime in the past… Obviously that’s impossible, so they must be thinking of somebody else. They should really get sober together and figure it out: that would be a worthwhile project. Maybe they will - just after one last quick drink… Joe White is a former Channel 4 Playwriting Award winner whose play Mayfly (Orange Tree) won Most Promising New Playwright at the OffWestEnd Awards. Guy Jones, who directed Mayfly, returns to Hampstead following his triumphant production of Ruby Thomas’ Either The cast includes Alex Austin (I Hate Suzie, Sky; Gundog, Royal Court) and Rebecca Humphries (Ten Percent, Amazon Studios; Wild Honey, Hampstead Theatre).