The Lightest Element Tickets

Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Running Time TBC
Running Since Thu, 5 September 2024
Booking Until Sat, 12 October 2024
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday 14:30 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -

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Important Information
Content: This production contains discussions of discrimination and sexism, strong language and the use of cigarettes.

More about The Lightest Element

“Nothing compares with being the first person in the history of the world to see something, but timing is everything. The world has to be ready for you”.

The captivating play is set in Boston in 1956. Celia Payne-Gaposchkin, one of the most eminent astronomers of the twentieth century, is about to make history by being appointed the first woman to head a Harvard department. However, she is faced with two challenges: a covert investigation aimed at exposing her as a communist sympathizer and the entrenched conservatism of her male colleagues. When a student asks to do a profile on her, Celia sees an opportunity to take control of her own narrative. However, she wonders if this invitation is exactly as it seems.

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Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
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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.