A series of stories drawn from Michael Frayn’s latest book Matchbox Theatre is brought to life on stage at the Hampstead Theatre.

Frayn’s first stage work since 2008, Matchbox Theatre takes a typically funny and ingenious look at how we live today, blurring the boundaries between his work for page and stage.

A series of conversations, sketches and meditations, it promises to take audiences into a parallel universe that is both hilariously entertaining and absurdly familiar.

Directed by Hamish McColl, Matchbox Theatre marks the third premiere of Frayn’s work to be staged at the Hampstead Theatre following Now You Know and Clouds.

In 2013, the Copenhagen playwright received a Special Award at the Olivier Awards with MasterCard, an accolade that recognised his significant contribution to the stage and followed three previous Olivier Award wins for Best Comedy (Noises Off and Donkeys’ Years) and Best New Play (Benefactors).

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