Tom Stopppard's Spy-Drama Hapgood Will Return to London | Playbill

News Tom Stopppard's Spy-Drama Hapgood Will Return to London Tom Stoppard's Hapgood, first produced in the West End in 1988 and subsequently in New York at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theatre in 1994, is to be revived for the first time in London, beginning performances Dec. 4 prior to an official opening Dec. 9 at Hampstead Theatre, for a run through Jan. 16, 2016.

The production will be directed by Howard Davies, who has previously 55 Days and Drawing the Line at Hampstead Theatre. He has directed extensively at the National Theatre, where recent productions include 3 Winters, The Silver Tassie, Children of the Sun, The Last of the Haussmans, Juno and the Paycock, The Cherry Orchard and The White Guard (for the latter he won the Olivier Award for Best Director). He has also worked extensively for the RSC, from where his productions of Les Liaisons Dangereuses (for which he was Tony nominated), Good and Piaf transferred to Broadway, and for the Almeida, from where The Iceman Cometh also transferred to Broadway, and for which he was Tony nominated. Other Broadway credits include A Moon for the Misbegotten and My Fair Lady. Hapgood is set in London in 1988. The Cold War is approaching its endgame and somebody in spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood's network is leaking secrets. Is her star Double Agent a Triple? The trap she sets becomes a hall of mirrors in which betrayal is personal and treachery a trick of the light.

Stoppard was most recently represented in London by the world premiere of The Hard Problem at the National. Other plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Night and Day, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Invention Of Love, The Coast Of Utopia, Rock 'n' Roll and Indian Ink.

To book tickets, for which booking is now open for Hampstead Theatre friends and patrons and go on public sale Sept. 21, contact the box office on 020 7722 9301 or visit

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