JUDE Tickets

Drama

Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU

Important Information
This Performance is suitable for Ages 14 and above.
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday 14:30 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 15:00 19:30
Sunday - -
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with an interval
  • Booking Until: Sat, 1 June 2019

About to be fired from her cleaning job for stealing a volume of Euripides, Jude turns her employer’s outrage to shock by translating ancient Greek on the spot. The employer, a Classics teacher, knows great talent when she sees it and the encounter kick-starts Jude's lifelong ambition to study at Oxford University.  Entirely self-taught and possessing an astonishing gift for languages, Jude will stop at nothing to achieve her dream – but she remains oblivious to the hidden barriers that her background has placed in her path... 

Howard Brenton’s latest play, loosely inspired by Thomas Hardy’s novel Jude the Obscure, is a modern day tale of unexpected genius and of our struggle to accommodate extraordinary talent. 

Brenton makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead following Lawrence After Arabia in 2016. His many other critically acclaimed hits at Hampstead include Drawing the Line, 55 Days, and The Arrest of Ai Weiwei. 

Jude will be directed by Edward Hall. This will be his final production as Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre. His most recent Hampstead directing credits include Cost of Living, I and You, and Filthy Business.

Isabella Nefar stars as Jude alongside Paul Brennen, Merch Hüsey, Caroline Loncq, Luke MacGregor, Shanaya Rafaat, Anna Savva and Emily Taaffe.

Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU

View Seating Plan

We have a modern auditorium which has been designed to be as flexible as possible in both staging and seating configurations.

The seating capacity can range up to 325, in a variety of formats. There are two main seating areas: Ground Floor (stalls) and Upstairs (circle). On the Ground Floor there is also a mezzanine level, the back row of which are stool seats: higher seats complete with footrests.

Movable seating blocks also allow for the auditorium to be changed from a more traditional end-on configuration with a raised stage, to thrust or traverse layouts where the audience is level with the performance area.

The forestage can be raised, or lowered to allow for an orchestra pit. The main section of stage can also be raised or lowered to change the relationship between performers and audience or to create a rake on stage, and contains removable sections for creating traps. The auditorium is fully air-conditioned.

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