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Lay Down Your Cross

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Nick Payne's new play poignantly explores the heartache, forgiveness and importance of family. Read More >

Nick Payne’s new play, Lay Down Your Cross, poignantly explores the heartache, forgiveness and importance of family.

In a house in Luton, boxes are stacked high, the paint is out and Tony is ready for a spring clean. Amidst the dust and clutter lie photos and memories of family fun; reminders of what used to be.

As the funeral of his sons looms, and his aloof daughter and ex-wife return, will the regrets of the past and the sorrows of the present prove too much for Tony and his kin?

Nick Payne recently enjoyed critical acclaim and sell-out success at the Royal Court with Constellations, which mixed quantum physics with a blossoming friendship.

Lay Down Your Cross is performed in the Hampstead Downstairs space, the Hampstead’s intimate auditorium for new writing.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 23/02/2012

Closing Night: 24/03/2012

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Cast & Creative


Lucy Phelps, Angela Terence, Andy de la Tour, Susan Wooldridge


Director - Clare Lizzimore

Producer - Hampstead Downstairs/The Peter Wolff Trust

Designer - Will Fricker

Lighting Designer - Johanna Town

Sound - Emma Laxton

Author - Nick Payne

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