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The Hope Theatre reveals new summer season of shows for 2022

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The Hope Theatre has unveiled its new summer season of shows for 2022.

The London venue has announced five main productions running from June to September alongside its continuing Sunday and Monday two-night programme and a selection of shows as part of Camden Fringe in August.

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Phil Bartlett, the Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre, said: “I’m delighted by the range and ambition of the productions in our summer season, which is a testament to the boldness and brilliance of the many theatre-makers involved.

“The Hope remains the little theatre with big ideas, and I can’t wait to experience these productions with audiences over the coming months.”

The season kicks off with the world-premiere of Hen (7 – 15 June) by Josh Husselbee, a surreal comedy about two flatmates who must keep a chicken alive for a year in order to inherit a vast fortune.

Oh! Suburbia! (17 – 25 June) is a one-man avant-garde theatrical revue from award-winning performer, musician and raconteur Bob Karper. Packed full of songs, stories and film, this unique interrogation of suburban life features an audio cast of UK seniors and is equal parts tongue-in-cheek and profound.

Bren Gosling’s play Moment Of Grace (28 June – 16 July) tells the story of Princess Diana’s visit to first HIV/AIDS unit in the UK 35 years ago and how it affected some of the people she met that day. The production, which is supported by the National HIV Story Trust, will see the return of matinee performances to the Hope Theatre, and the run overlaps with this year’s London Pride celebrations in July.

Also premiering at the Hope this summer is Hand Of God (19 – 30 July), the debut production from TECTUM Theatre, a raucous garage-music gig-theatre about men’s mental health and the worst five-a-side football team in Birmingham.

Closing the summer season is Angel (30 August – 17 September), Torch Theatre’s internationally-acclaimed production of Henry Naylor’s play about a Kurdish woman who defended her town against Isis fighters, allegedly killing hundreds, and subsequently became an internet sensation.

Meanwhile, the theatre’s Sunday-Monday programme of two-night runs will include Road To Nowhere (19 – 20 June), a dazzling comedy about a queer film-making collective on a misjudged road-trip, Letters To My Dead Mother (12 – 13 June) and Period Dramas (3 – 4 July).

For more information and tickets, visit www.thehopetheatre.com

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