The Fever Syndrome

The Fever Syndrome tickets at Hampstead Theatre London

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Robert Lindsay stars in The Fever Syndrome at Hampstead Theatre in London.

Alexis Zegerman’s vivid new play directed by Roxana Silbert is a thrilling portrait of a brilliantly dysfunctional family.

An all-star cast includes Lisa Dillon (Cranford), Robert Lindsay (Anything Goes), Jake Fairbrother (Skyfall) and Alexandra Gilbreath (Not Going Out).

What is The Fever Syndrome about?

Professor Richard Myers, the great IVF innovator, is virtually a secular saint because of the thousands of babies he has created throughout his career. Now, his family gather to see him receive a lifetime achievement award.

This fractious group are more accustomed to debate than empathy, so it’s not long before the family home in the Upper West Side of Manhattan is once again alive with dispute: conflicting Thanksgiving memories, polarised opinions on investment banking, and how best to care for their ailing father. And crucially, who will inherit Richard’s wealth and Richard’s prestigious science institution?

The cast of The Fever Syndrome

The play’s cast includes Lisa Dillon (Cranford, BBC One; Hapgood, Hampstead Theatre), Jake Fairbrother (Skyfall, EON Productions; Hamlet, National Theatre), Alexandra Gilbreath (Not Going Out, BBC One; The Provoked Wife, Royal Shakespeare Company), Robert Lindsay (My Family, BBC One; Anything Goes, Barbican), Sam Marks (Doctor Who, BBC One; Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company), Bo Poraj (Miranda, BBC One; Raya, Hampstead Downstairs) and Alex Waldmann (The Mikvah Project, Orange Tree; Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company). They are joined by Nancy Allsop and Charlotte Pourret Wythe.

The creators of The Fever Syndrome

Alexis Zegerman is the writer of The Fever Syndrome. He was Pearson Writer-in-Residence at Hampstead in 2007, where her play Lucky Seven premiered in 2008. A Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist for The Steingolds (2011), her other plays include I Ran The World (2003), Killing Brando (2004) and Holy Sh!t (2018). Zegerman also wrote the screenplay for The Honeymoon Suite.

The play is directed by Hampstead’s Artistic Director Roxana Silbert, who directs her third Main Stage production, following The Haystack (2020) and ‘night, Mother (2021). Downstairs at Hampstead, she has recently directed Raya and Folk.


Reviews of The Fever Syndrome

'Robert Lindsay leads a strong ensemble through a rollercoaster of emotion in a finely-crafted American family drama.’ Evening Standard
‘The performances are sharp and assured, played on an immensely atmospheric multilevel set’ The Times
'Robert Lindsay heads a strong cast in a tale of family dysfunction' The Telegraph

Show Information

Running time
2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 30 April 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Important Notes

The play contains: strong language; references to IVF treatment; references to caring for a child with a chronic condition; extended references to Parkinson’s disease.

Important COVID Entry Requirements

Mask

You are encouraged to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.


Venue Information

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Nearest Tube or Train: Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line)
Nearest Buses: C11, 13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268
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Cast announced for The Fever Syndrome at Hampstead Theatre
Full casting has been announced for the World Premiere production of The Fever Syndrome starring Robert Lindsay. Alexis Zegerman’s vivid new play, directed by Hampstead Artistic Director Roxana Silbert, is a thrilling portrait of a brilliantly dysfunctional family. Robert Lindsay (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, TV series My Family) plays the role of Professor Richard Myers, the great IVF innovator, who is virtually a secular saint because of the thousands of babies he has created throughout his career. As his family gathers to see him receive a lifetime achievement award, it's not long before the family home in the Upper West Side of Manhattan is again alive with dispute. Lindsay most recently appeared in the West End revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre - which returns later this Summer - and last appeared on stage at Hampstead Theatre in Prism. “The Fever Syndrome is an epic family drama and I can’t wait to bring Alexis’ vibrant play to life with this tremendous team of artists.  It’s a multi-generational feast of complicated relationships, festering grudges and explosive feelings.” said Roxana Silbert. The cast of The Fever Syndrome. Hampstead Theatre. The cast also features Lisa Dillon, Jake Fairbrother, Alexandra Gilbreath, Sam Marks, Bo Poraj, Alex Waldmann, Nancy Allsop and Charlotte Pourret Wythe. The creative team includes Lizzie Clachan (design), Matt Haskins (lighting), Max Pappenheim (sound), Wayne Parsons (movement), Stephen Kemble (dialect), Helen Palmer (casting) and Seven Yosef (assistant director). Other productions at Hampstead Theatre include Folk running until 5 February 2022, which is then followed by the world premiere of Florian Zeller's The Forest starring Paul McGann (Withnail and I, HandMade Films), Gina McKee (Bodyguard, BBC One) and Toby Stephens (Lost in Space, Netflix). The Fever Syndrome runs from 19 March 2022 until 23 April 2022 at Hampstead Theatre, London. Book tickets to The Fever Syndrome at Hampstead Theatre

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