Wild at the Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Mike Bartlett returns to Hampstead Theatre with WILD – a darkly comic new play about technology and power.
‘Let me tell you, now you’re in the club, that it’s important to keep a sense of humour, because things are going to get, now and for the rest of your life, extremely difficult’
Mike Bartlett’s darkly comic new play explores the unexpected, bewildering, and life-changing consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level.
As the State grows more powerful because of technology, and technology grows more powerful because of the State, where do the self-appointed protectors of the rights of the citizen stand? Heroes? Or traitors?
Wild will run from 10 June 2016 until 23 July 2016 at the Hampstead Theatre.
Last week, Andrew was that guy with his girl lunching in KFC, discussing apartments and making plans for the future. Today he’s in Moscow, in an undisclosed hotel room, on the run and at risk of assassination.
Last week, a nobody. This week, America’s Most Wanted: a man who humiliated his country with one touch of a button.
The cast features Jack Farthing (Andrew), Caoilfhionn Dunne (Woman ) and John Mackay (Man).
Written by Mike Bartlett, Wild will be directed by James Macdonald.
Mike Bartlett returns to Hampstead following his critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Chariots of Fire. His other plays include the Olivier Award-winning King Charles III, An Intervention, Bull and Love, Love, Love.
James Macdonald returns to Hampstead following The Arrest of Ai Weiwei by Howard Brenton. Wild is his second collaboration with Bartlett following Cock (Royal Court).
James’s many other theatre credits include The Father (West End) and Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone (Royal Court).
“It’s the Mike Bartlett Wild Ride ride” – The Times
“The year’s most sensational coup de théâtre” – The Telegraph
“Defiantly and uniquely theatrical” – The Guardian
“Breathtaking… Quite literally off the wall” – Financial Times