The Phlebotomist

The Phlebotomist

Hampstead Theatre · 12 APR - 19 MAY

"All these people are getting their dating profiles blood-verified. You know, shouldn’t we just go for the people we fancy?"


Bea meets Aaron. He’s intelligent, handsome, makes her laugh and, most importantly, has a high rating on his genetic profile. What’s not to like?

Char is on the brink of landing her dream job and has big plans to start a family - but her blood rating threatens it all.

In a world where future happiness depends on a single, inescapable blood test – which dictates everything from credit rating to dating prospects - how far will people go to beat the system and let nature take its course?

Critic reviews

A clever dystopian drama.

The Stage

There’s no outrunning the future in this slightly wobbly but worryingly plausible dystopian drama.

Time Out

Black Mirror meets Brave New World in a chilling debut play by Ella Road starring the terrific Jade Anouka

The Guardian

Sharp dystopian vision finds a vein of truth

Evening Standard

An outstanding premiere for Ella Road

Broadway World

Ella Road's new play looks at a dystopian world where society rates how healthy a person's blood is


Date & time

Show ended
Thu 12 Apr - Sat 19 May, 3.15pm & 7.45pm


Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU London, UK · Get Directions
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