The Two Character Play

The Two Character Play

Innovative psychological thriller by Tennessee Williams


Fellow actors, and brother and sister, Felice and Clare have been on tour far too long. Abandoned by the rest of their troupe, all that’s left is each other, an empty stage and an expectant audience. They will have to adapt accordingly and perform the only appropriate work in their repertoire: The Two Character Play…

Tennessee Williams, one of the world’s great dramatists, referred to his innovative psychological thriller, as ‘my most beautiful play since A Streetcar Named Desire, the very heart of my life’. The Two Character Play returns to Hampstead for the first time since receiving its World Premiere here in 1967.

Sam Yates also makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead following his Olivier-nominated production, The Phlebotomist. His West End credits include Glengarry Glen Ross starring Christian Slater and The Starry Messenger starring Matthew Broderick.

In the event of The Two Character Play being postponed, you can chose between a full refund or credit to be used for any show at Hampstead.

Critic reviews

A strange, profound delight

The Independent

Mould-breaking power restored to Tennessee Williams’ most daring play

Evening Standard

Challenging and thought-provoking

The Stage

Tender, poetic and piercingly cruel

The Arts Desk

Hermetic sibling psychodrama

The Guardian

This is meta-theatre – '60s style


A dreary exercise in existential dread from Tennessee Williams

The Times

Date & time

Until 28 Aug
Sat 17 Jul - Sat 28 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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