Gloria at the Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ Gloria.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins spins a razor-sharp comic drama about ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is moving up the ladder and selling out to the highest bidder.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, Gloria is directed by Michael Longhurst.
Michael Longhurst’s directing credits include Amadeus (National Theatre), Bad Jews (Theatre Royal Bath/West End) and Constellations (Royal Court/West End/Broadway).
Gloria will run on 15 June 2017 until 22 July 2017 at Hampstead Theatre.
New York. A city that runs on ambition – and coffee.
‘Aren’t you turning thirty any day now? I will die before I turn thirty in a cubicle.’
In the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, a group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty. But trapped between Starbucks runs, jaded gossip and endless cubicle walls, best-selling memoir fodder is thin on the ground – that is until inspiration arrives with a bang…
The cast features Kae Alexander, Sian Clifford, Bayo Gbadamosi, Ellie Kendrick, Colin Morgan and Bo Poraj.
Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Michael Longhurst.
★★★★ ‘Sharp, witty and inventive’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘A major new talent’ The Telegraph
★★★★ ‘An acid, intelligent satire’ Financial Times
★★★★ ‘Sharp satire and structural ingenuity’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Excellently acted’ The Independent
★★★★ ‘Sharply entertaining’ Time Out
★★★★ ‘Michael Longhurst’s pitch-perfect production’ Metro
★★★★★ ‘Gloria is just glorious’ The Stage