Casting Announced for Hampstead’s Tony Kushner Play

Published August 19, 2016

 

This Autumn, Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Pulitzer prize winning Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, directed by Olivier award winning Michael Boyd. Olivier Award nominated Tamsin Greig will play the role of Empty having last been seen at Hampstead Theatre in William Boyd’s Longing.

The cast also includes David Calder, Daniel Flynn, Jessica Hynes, Sara Kestelman, Katie Leung, Matt McGrath*, Luke Newberry, Lex Shrapnel, Katy Stephens and Rhashan Stone.

Shot through with characteristic wit and searing passion, Tony Kushner’s latest play is the story of a family grappling to find meaning in a landscape they no longer recognise and an epic exploration of humanity’s compulsive search for Utopias, both personal and political. This newly revised draft of the play is the result of last autumn’s development workshop at Hampstead, led by Kushner and Boyd.

New York, 2007. Gus Marcantonio, retired longshoreman, former trade union organiser, renaissance man, feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life. With his sister, he summons his three children home, trailing the appendages of their chaotic lives, to their Brooklyn brownstone for the last and most unusual family reunion yet…

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures run at Hampstead Theatre from 15 October – 26 November.  

*Matt McGrath is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.  The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.