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Hampstead's Seminar extends run

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

HAMPSTEAD Theatre’s forthcoming production of Theresa Rebeck’s biting comedy, Seminar, has extended its run by two weeks – until November 1, 2014.

And joining Roger Allam in the cast are Bryan Dick, Rebecca Grant, Oliver Hembrough and Charity Wakefield, who recently appeared at Hampstead in The Blackest Black.

Previously Posted: Terry Johnson will direct Roger Allam in Theresa Rebeck’s biting comedy, Seminar, at Hampstead Theatre – from September 25 to October 18, 2014.

Four aspiring young writers have paid big bucks to seek wisdom at the feet of the fearsome Leonard (Allam) – once a celebrated novelist, now a cantankerous editor, teacher and grandstanding chronicler of third-world war zones…

Under Leonard’s recklessly brilliant but brutally unorthodox tuition, competition for his approval is intense and the students clash. Alliances are made and broken, tactical schemes are hatched. Just how far are they willing to go to make it to the top?

Seminar is described as a sparkling cocktail of ambition, power and lust – one with an unexpected kick. Creator of the hit television series Smash, Theresa Rebeck’s previous plays include Dead Accounts and Mauritius.

Terry Johnson returns to Hampstead Theatre following his critically acclaimed Hysteria last year starring Antony Sher. His other recent hits at Hampstead also include Race by David Mamet and Old Money starring Maureen Lipman.

Olivier Award winner Roger Allam’s recent theatre credits include Henry IV Parts I & II and The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Uncle Vanya (Chichester Festival Theatre). He has also appeared in the films The Iron Lady, Tamara Drewe and The Queen.

Seminar will be designed by Lez Brotherston, with lighting by Howard Harrison. Full casting will be announced shortly.