Raving

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, London

Tamzin Outhwaite stars in Raving, Simon Paisley Day’s debut play about a couple struggling in their roles as parents.

A comic study of modern day parenting and marital misfortunes, Raving tells the story of troubled parents Briony and Keith whose friends Ross and Rosy take them on a relaxing weekend away with another couple. But, in the company of an uninvited anarchic adolescent and a fanatical farmer, the idyllic break soon erupts into total chaos.

Returning to the Hampstead theatre following her performance in Di And Viv And Rose, former EastEnder Outhwaite’s theatre credits include West End productions of Boeing Boeing and Sweet Charity.

Actor Paisley Day makes his writing debut following recent appearances in The Low Road at the Royal Court and The Taming Of The Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe.

The production is directed by the Hampstead theatre's Artistic Director Edward Hall.

Cast & CreativesEXPAND

cast: Tamzin Outhwaite

author: Simon Paisley Day

director: Edward Hall

music by: Simon Slater

producer: Hampstead Theatre

designer: Jonathan Fensom

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
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Venue InformationHIDE

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

  • Nearest tube: Swiss Cottage (outside theatre)
  • Nearest bus: C11, 13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268 (mobility buses)
  • Nearest train: South Hampstead (approx. 500m)
  • Parking: Car parking near theatre is free in the evenings. Taxis drop off and pick up right outside main entrance. Patrons welcome to use a private phone to arrange pick up.
  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: Tel: 020 7722 9301 Fax: 020 7449 4201
  • Discounts: Discounts available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions.
  • Limited mobility: Seats in the centre stalls have slightly better leg room. Proviing there are no wheelchair users, seats G1, G2, G3, G4 have unlimited leg room - phone first to be certain of availability. Rows F, G and H are best.
  • Access description: Main entrance at ground floor level, with one door assisted and appropriately signed. Hard flooring for effective wheeled traffic, and the two glass doors and walls are marked for improved visibility. Low level Box Office/reception counter (0.95m) on the right, inside foyer. Lift with low level controls, Braille and voice announcements serving all 3 levels to the right beyond the bar in the foyer. Access to Stalls on ground level via a slight ramp (25 steps front to back) and 22 steps up to the upper foyer to access the Circle (9 steps up to back). Stairlift available.
  • Hearing impaired: Infra-red system in auditorium and induction loop at Box Office and bar.
  • Guide dogs policy: 2 Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the foyer.
  • Wheelchairs: 5 wheelchair spaces and 4 transfer seats are available in the Stalls.
  • Toilets: Men's, women's on all levels, all with level access.
  • Disabled toilets: Adapted toilets on all 3 levels.
  • Bars: Cafébar in foyer with low level counter (0.95m), induction loop and moveable seating. Menu available in large print - please ask. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.