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Hampstead TheatreLondon
Following Broadway success, Guirgis’ fast-moving tragicomedy makes it’s London transfer

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Since his wife died, ex-cop Walter ‘Pops’ Washington has filled his palatial rent-controlled apartment in one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas with an oddball extended family of petty criminals. So now he’s besieged by the landlords, who want him out, the NYPD, who want him to settle his lawsuit against them, and the ladies from the local church, who want to save his soul… But Pops, calm at the eye of the storm, is going to do precisely what Pops wants to do…

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ fast-moving Rabelaisian tragicomedy was a Broadway hit and won multiple awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His other plays include Jesus Hopped the A-Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Motherf**ker with the Hat.

Michael Longhurst returns to Hampstead following his triumphant productions of Caroline or Change, Gloria and The Blackest Black. His other productions include Next to Normal, The Band’s Visit and Constellations (all Donmar).

Hot on the heels of his hugely acclaimed performance as King Lear, Danny Sapani will star as Walter ‘Pops’ Washington in Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway hit. As well as his performance in King Lear at the Almeida Theatre, Danny Sapani’s recent theatre work has included Hymn, also at the Almeida, and Medea at the National Theatre as well as as prominent screen roles in Killing Eve, Penny Dreadful and the sci-fi series Halo.

Joining Danny is Ayesha Antoine (Out West, Lyric Hammersmith), Tiffany Gray who is making her professional theatre debut, Martins Imhangbe (Bridgerton; Death of a Salesman, Young Vic), Daniel Lapaine (Retrograde, Kiln Theatre), Sebastian Orozco (Clyde’s, Donmar) and Judith Roddy (Derry Girls; Translations, National Theatre).