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Everett & Lipman take the lead in Hampstead's autumn season

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Rupert Everett and Freddie Fox will lead the cast in a new production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss at the Hampstead Theatre. The show launches the theatre's autumn season, which also sees Maureen Lipman star in Old Money, a new play by Sarah Wooley; and the world premiere of a new work by Howard Brenton, 55 Days.

Everett and Fox play Oscar Wilde and his young lover Lord Alfred Douglas in this revival of Hare's 1998 drama about the Irish playwright's fall from grace. Directed by Neil Armfield, The Judas Kiss is set on the eve of Wilde's arrest and on a night after his release from jail. The show runs from 6 September to 13 October, with a press night on 12 September.

55 Days concerns the political upheavals of mid 17th-century England and will be directed by Howard Davies. It runs from 18 October to 24 November. Casting is yet to be announced.

Old Money, starring Maureen Lipman and Tracy Ann Oberman and directed by Robin Lefevre, opens on 5 December (running until 12 January 2013). Lipman plays Joyce, a woman who is freed from the constraints of domestic duties after a lifetime given up to her husband, father and daughter.


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