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Visit From An Unknown Woman

“There’s this monstrous idiot – this monstrous elected idiot – who keeps telling his fellow-idiots to throw my books on a bonfire and beat me up in the street…”

Vienna 1934. Stefan is one of the world’s most successful authors – widely read, universally admired, and translated into every language. His is the life of a wealthy playboy, enjoying only the finest things in life - from luxurious world travel to the company of his most dazzling contemporaries in Europe’s most fashionable restaurants. Only two things cloud his prospects: the rise of the Nazi Party, and the sudden appearance of a woman who he clearly knows… but who he cannot, for the life of him, remember…

Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of the short story by Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) receives its English Language premiere following a triumphant run at Vienna’s Josefstadt Theater. Winner of multiple awards including two Oscars, Hampton’s plays include Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Tales from Hollywood and The Philanthropist, and he is celebrated for his translations of Reza and Zeller.

Clare Lizzimore’s previous productions at Hampstead include Amy Rosenthal’s On the Rocks and Nick Payne’s first play Lay Down Your Cross. Other recent productions include Closer (Lyric Hammersmith), Snowflake (Kiln) and Bull (Young Vic), for which she won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

Access performances
Captioned: 23rd July 19:30
Audio-Described: 27th July 14:30

Important Information

This production contains the smoking of herbal cigarettes and contains references to antisemitism, child loss, domestic abuse and suicide.

Age Restrictions

Ages 14+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 21st June 2024 until Sat 27th July 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

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Hampstead Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: 46, 113, 187, 268, 603

Night Buses Icon Night buses: N113

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Jubilee Line

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Swiss Cottage

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Hampstead Theatre

Bar

Disabled toilets

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Hampstead Theatre Location

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
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Visit From An Unknown Woman

Hampstead Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 27th July 2024