In an extraordinary gesture of support for the venue, David Suchet is to return to the stage at Hampstead Theatre with his show, Poirot and More, A Retrospective from 11 – 29 March.
Following its hugely successful West End run, this limited run of only 18 performances will offer audiences at Hampstead Theatre a fascinating insight into Suchet’s career, as he shares some of his most feted performances.
For over 25 years David Suchet has captivated millions around the world as Agatha Christie’s elegant Belgian detective. But beyond Poirot, the Emmy award-winning and multi Olivier nominated actor has been celebrated for playing iconic roles such as Lady Bracknell, Cardinal Benelli and Sigmund Freud. And on stages around the world, he has also brought the literary greats to life, including Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and Edward Albee.
David Suchet said: “Following the success of my one man show in the West End and on Tour last year, and in the light of the 100% cut in Arts Council funding which Hampstead Theatre is having to navigate, I wanted to show my support by bringing my show to this wonderful intimate theatre for a strictly limited season. I was last on stage at Hampstead Theatre in 1987 in Separation, directed by Mike Attenborough, so I think it’s about time!”
Poirot and More, A Retrospective is a celebration of David Suchet’s stage and screen career spanning five decades and an array of roles. Audiences are invited to spend an evening with one of the world’s most celebrated actors of our time and discover why he is renowned for not only inhabiting the role of Poirot, but also taking on the personalities of many of television, film and theatre’s most fascinating characters.
Poirot and More, A Retrospective is at Hampstead Theatre from 11 – 29 March. Tickets are now on sale for priority bookers and on general sale from 10.30am on Thursday 9 February at hampsteadtheatre.com