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The Death of a Black Man at the Hampstead Theatre: first look at rehearsals

The show reopens the north London venue

Natalie Simpson, Toyin Omari-Kinch and Nickcolia King-N'da
© Marc Brenner

Rehearsal photos have been revealed for the first show in the Hampstead Theatre's reopening season.

Nickcolia King-N'da and Toyin Omari-Kinch
© Marc Brenner

Alfred Fagon's The Death of a Black Man, which premiered at the venue in 1975, will run from 28 May to 10 July. Fagon, who died in 1986 aged just 49, was one of the first black writers to have his work staged in the UK.

Natalie Simpson, Toyin Omari-Kinch and Nickcolia King-N'da
© Marc Brenner

Nickcolia King-N'da (Venice Preserved), Natalie Simpson (Outlander) and Toyin Omari-Kinch (War Horse) appear in the show.

Nickcolia King-N'da and Natalie Simpson
© Marc Brenner

It will be directed by Dawn Walton in her Hampstead Theatre debut. She will be joined by designer Simon Kenny, lighting designer Jo Town, sound designer Richard Hammarton and composer Duramaney Kamara.

Natalie Simpson and Nickcolia King-N'da
© Marc Brenner

The piece will have social distancing in place for the duration of its run.

Director Dawn Walton
© Marc Brenner
Natalie Simpson
© Marc Brenner
Director Dawn Walton
© Marc Brenner
Natalie Simpson, Toyin Omari-Kinch, Nickcolia King-N'da
© Marc Brenner
Natalie Simpson, Nickcolia King-N'da and Toyin Omari-Kinch
© Marc Brenner
Nickcolia King-N'da
© Marc Brenner
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