Hampstead Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Alan Plater’s raucously funny Peggy For You, directed by Richard Wilson and starring Tamsin Greig in the title role, from 10 December until 29 January 2022.
Greig will be joined in the cast by Josh Finan (The Responder, BBC One; Shook, Papatango Theatre Co – Southwark Playhouse/UK tour), Trevor Fox (My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre; The Jungle, New York/San Francisco/Playhouse Theatre/Young Vic), Danusia Samal (Maryland, Royal Court; The Great, Hula) and Jos Vantyler (King Lear, Old Vic; Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare’s Globe) in this Olivier-nominated play, which received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre in 1999.
Wilson will be joined by designer, James Cotterill; lighting designer, Johanna Town; sound designer, Tingying Dong; casting director, Robert Sterne CDG and associate director, Dadiow Lin.
‘If any of my clients is rich, it’s entirely by accident.’
Agents are not supposed to be more famous than their clients – unless, of course, you are the formidable, outrageous and hilarious Peggy Ramsay…
Peggy For You is based on the life of Alan Plater’s former agent, the legendary Peggy Ramsay. It received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre in 1999 and was Olivier nominated for Best New Comedy (2001). Plater’s raucously funny play is peopled with characters who fall under the spell of this unlikely heroine, who believed infinitely more in art than she did in money – or in good manners.
Hampstead Theatre is currently staging the astonishing Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman. Featuring Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night, with direction by the theatre’s Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, ‘night, Mother is running until 4 December 2021.
The world premiere of little scratch, by Rebecca Watson, in an adaptation by Miriam Battye, directed by Katie Mitchell, will be staged at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs from 5 November until 11 December. little scratch is a fearless and exhilarating account of a woman’s consciousness over the course of 24 hours, with sound score by Melanie Wilson, featuring Morónkẹ́ Akinọlá, Eleanor Henderson, Eve Ponsonby and Ragevan Vasan.