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The game is on in Sarah Burgess’ breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy Dry Powder, exploring the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping - and skewing - the economy. Read More >

The game is on in Sarah Burgess’ breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy Dry Powder, exploring the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping – and skewing – the economy.

New York City – open for business 24/7.

In the same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a supermarket chain, Rick threw himself a lavish engagement party – which even featured an elephant – setting off a publicity nightmare. However all’s not lost when you’re the titan of high finance – there’s still an abundance of cash in reserve and Seth, one of Rick’s partners, spots an opportunity to salvage the company’s reputation with an investment that’s both sound and PR-friendly.

But Jenny, the third partner, and Seth’s nemesis, has other ideas: she’s not in business to make friends. If there’s money to be made, she’ll do whatever it takes to generate the maximum return, irrespective of what the critics might say…

Hampstead regular Anna Ledwich returns to direct following the critically acclaimed Labyrinth (Beth Steel). Other Hampstead productions include Kiss Me (Richard Bean), The Argument (William Boyd), and the Olivier-nominated Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (James Fritz).

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 26/01/2018

Closing Night: 03/03/2018

Running time: 1h45, no interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Jenny - Hayley Atwell

Rick - Aidan McArdle

Seth - Tom Riley

Jeff - Joseph Balderrama

Creative

Director - Anna Ledwich

Designer - Andrew D Edwards

Lighting Designer - Elliot Griggs

Sound - Max Pappenheim

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