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The Divine Mrs S

“Stop writing? This was your first play. Did Shakespeare let Titus Andronicus put him off? An experimental tragedy about a pie? You’ve just begun!” Drury Lane, 1800. Mrs Sarah Siddons, universally acclaimed as the greatest actress of all time, holds complete sway over public and critics alike. But she is herself subject to direction from the men in her life - her bone-headed brother who runs the theatre and chooses her roles, and her faithless husband who signs her contracts and collects her fees. Siddons decides it’s time become the leading lady of her own life, harnessing her star power as the world’s first female celebrity and taking control of her own destiny – but she reckons without the absurdly comic plot-twists of a life on the stage… April De Angelis’ hilarious backstage comedy recalls the origins of celebrity culture – before fame automatically granted wealth and power. Her other plays include Playhouse Creatures, My Brilliant Friend and Jumpy. Anna Mackmin returns to Hampstead for the first time since directing Di and Viv and Rose, which transferred from Downstairs, to Main Stage and eventually the West End. Her other productions include Dancing at Lughnasa, The Real Thing and Hedda Gabler (all Old Vic). The Divine Mrs S is a Hampstead Theatre/AKO Foundation Next Decade commission. __Access performances__ Captioned performance – 23rd April 19:30
Audio Described - 27th April 14:30

Important Information

This production contains strong language, violence, themes of sexism, references to miscarriage, abuse, child loss and rape.

Age Restrictions

14+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 22nd March 2024 until Sat 27th April 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

-

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

The Divine Mrs S photo from the show The Divine Mrs S photo from the show
The Divine Mrs S photo from the show

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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The Divine Mrs S

Hampstead Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 27th April 2024