The Vertical Hour at the Park Theatre

Park Theatre


David Hare’s gripping drama The Vertical Hour is revived at the Park Theatre starring Peter Davison.

A revival of award-winning playwright David Hare’s tense drama The Vertical Hour is staged at the Park Theatre this autumn, in a play that pits personal philosophies against global politics.

Following a triumphant Broadway run in 2006 directed by Sam Mendes, and UK premiere at the Royal Court in 2008, BAFTA Award Winner Nigel Douglas (This Life, Clocking Off) directs this rare revival.

Olivier and BAFTA Award winner David Hare’s best known plays include Plenty, Skylight, Racing Demon, Via Dolorosa and Stuff Happens.

23 September – 26 October 2014


Nadia Blye knows exactly what her stance is on Iraq. A former war reporter and Professor of International Relations at Yale, she has advised the President and seen action in Sarajevo and Baghdad. She is sure of her place in the world and her opinion of it. Until, that is, she meets an equally opinionated and lethally charming man – her boyfriend’s father – over a weekend in Shropshire. His intervention has far-reaching consequences for them all.


Cast includes Peter Davison as Oliver and Thusitha Jayasundera as Nadia


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