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A Guide for the Homesick - rehearsal images released

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

IMAGES have been released of Clifford Samuel and Douglas Booth rehearsing A Guide for the Homesick. To view them, click here. And to view trailer, click here.

Previously Posted: A powerful new play about conscience and connection by the award-winning American writer Ken Urban, A Guide for the Homesick, will make its European debut at Trafalgar Studios Two from October 16 to November 24, 2018.

A gripping thriller, it will be directed by Jonathan O’Boyle and star Douglas Booth (Jupiter Ascending, Speech and Debate) and Clifford Samuel (McMafia, The Events).

Teddy (Clifford Samuel) is searching for a friend for the night. Jeremy (Douglas Booth) is searching for a beer. Worlds apart and miles away from home, two strangers, consumed by their own secrets, find each other in a hotel room in Amsterdam.

Can you confess your greatest fear to a stranger?

Douglas Booth most recently starred on stage in Speech and Debate at Trafalgar Studios. His screen credits include: The Dirt, Mary Shelley, The Limehouse Golem, Loving Vincent, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, And Then There Was None, Jupiter Ascending, The Riot Club, Noah, Romeo & Juliet, Worried About The Boy, Christopher and His Kind, Great Expectations, LOL, The Pillars of the Earth and From Time to Time.

Clifford Samuel’s stage credits include: Boudica and The Lightening Child (Shakespeare’s Globe); Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes (Park Theatre); The Events (Young Vic); SYP (Soho Theatre); Obama the Mamba (Curve Leicester, The Lowry); The Girl in the Yellow Dress (Theatre 503); Mother Courage and Statement of Regret (National Theatre); The Changeling (Barbican); and Julius Caesar and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company).

Samuel’s screen credits include: McMafia, Holby City, Lock-In, Looking for Jacob and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

Writer Ken Urban’s other plays include: The Remains, Sense of an Ending, The Correspondent, A Future Perfect, The Awake and The Happy Sad.

Jonathan O’Boyle’s many director credits include: Rain Man (UK Tour); Aspects of Love (Hope Mill Theatre); This House (Headlong/UK Tour, co-directed with Jeremy Herrin); Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios. Off West End Award nomination for Best Director); Pippin (Southwark Playhouse/Hope Mill Theatre. Off West End Award nomination for Best Director); Hair (The Vaults – winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production 2018); Dear Brutus (Southwark Playhouse); and Four Play (Off West End Award nomination for Best Director).

Produced by Stage Traffic Productions, A Guide for the Homesick will be designed by Jason Denvir, with lighting by Nic Farman and sound by Max Perryment.

Tickets: £25-£35. To book, call the box office on 0844 871 7632 or visit

Times: Monday – Saturday evenings at 7.45pm; Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm.

Running Time: 80 Minutes (no interval).

Also at Trafalgar Studios: Arinzé Kene’s acclaimed Misty (September 8 to October 20) and Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night (December 1, 2018 to February 9, 2019).