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John Dagleish and Jemima Rooper among guests at Describe the Night opening

Lisa Spirling directs a cast including Ben Caplan in Rajiv Joseph's darkly comic play

Jemima Rooper, John Dagleish, Ben Caplan, Lara Stubbs and John Heffernan
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Guests including actors John Heffernan, Jemima Rooper and John Dagleish joined the company of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night at its official opening at Hampstead Theatre last night.


The cast of the UK premiere includes David Birrell, Ben Caplan, Siena Kelly, Wendy Kweh, Joel MacCormack, Rebecca O'Mara and Steve John Shepherd.

The piece, set across 90 years of Russian and Polish history, is directed by Theatre503's artistic director Lisa Spirling, with design by Polly Sullivan and lighting by Johanna Town.