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THIS MUCH I KNOW

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A world premiere

By Jonathan Spector / Hampstead Theatre / 13th December – 3rd February

 
Written by Steve Waters
 

Direction. Chelsea Walker / Design. Blythe Brett / Lighting. Bethany Gupwell / Sound and Composition. Holly Khan / Stage Manager. Caoimhe Regan / Movement. Michela Meazza / Video Design. Duncan McClean / Illusion Consultant. Scott Penrose / Dialect. Gurkiran Kaur / Associate Video Designer. Stanley Orwin Fraser / Production Manager. Skip Francis

 

Cast. Esh Alladi, Natalie Klamar, Oscar Adams

 

Photo Credit. The Other Richard

“I’ll be gone for a while. Possibly forever. It’s nothing you did.”

A tenured professor of psychology, Lukesh enjoys a life as organised and logical as his mind.  But then his wife vanishes, sending only a text message by way of explanation and leaving him to re-evaluate their relationship. He discovers she has embarked on an epic odyssey, crossing and recrossing Russia and delving deep into Soviet history on a quest to unravel a family mystery of which he was unaware – one in which Josef Stalin himself may be involved. Jonathan Spector’s virtuosic entertainment is at once a love story and a kaleidoscopic primer in psychology, history, and the use and abuse of power. 

 

**** ‘Exhilarating…. For a couple of hours, it’s as if we have a chance to peer inside our own brains.’ Clive Davis, The Times

**** ‘An invigorating theatrical brainteaser… cleverly directed by Chelsea Walker’ Arifa Akbar, The Guardian

**** ‘The biggest stars of This Much I Know are director Chelsea Walker, Designer Blythe Brett, and Lighting Designer Bethany Gupwell. The three work together to create something both precise and surprising. Walker’s directorial eye brings the many broken up scenes of this play together with clarity, taking something very complex and keeping it engaging.’

This Much I Know. Photos by The Other Richard
This Much I Know. Photos by The Other Richard
This Much I Know. Photos by The Other Richard
This Much I Know. Photos by The Other Richard
This Much I Know. Photos by The Other Richard
This Much I Know. Photos by The Other Richard
This Much I Know. Photos by The Other Richard
This Much I Know. Photos by The Other Richard
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