The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism at the Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre, London

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Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead with The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.

Shot through with characteristic wit and searing passion, Kushner’s latest play is at once the story of a family grappling to find meaning in a landscape they no longer recognise and an epic exploration of humanity’s compulsive search for Utopias, both personal and political.

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures runs from 15 October 2016 until 26 November 2016 at the Hampstead Theatre.


New York, 2007. Gus Marcantonio, retired longshoreman, former trade union organiser, renaissance man, feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life.

With his sister, he summons his three grown children home, trailing the appendages of their chaotic lives, to their Brooklyn brownstone for the most unusual family reunion yet…


Tamsin Greig will play the role of Empty alongside David Calder who plays Gus, Daniel Flynn as Adam, Jessica Hynes as Maeve.

Other casting includes Sara Kestelman (Clio), Katie Leung (Sooze), Matt McGrath (Pill), Luke Newberry (Eli), Lex Shrapnel (V), Katy Stephens (Shelle) and Rhashan Stone (Paul).


Written by Tony Kushner and directed by Michael Boyd with design by Tom Piper, lighting by Wolfgang Goebbel, and sound by David Paul Jones.

Tony Kushner work include Pulitzer Prize winning Angels in America, Slavs and Oscar nominated screenplays Lincoln and Munich.

Olivier Award winner Michael Boyd’s recent directing credits include Orfeo (Royal Opera House/Roundhouse) and Marlowe’s Tamburlaine (Broadway). Boyd was the Artistic Director of The RSC from 2002 until 2012.


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Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, NW3 3EU
Nearest Tube or Train: Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line)
Nearest Buses: C11, 13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268

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