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A Headlong, National Theatre, HOME & Exeter Northcott co-production

People, Places & Things

by Duncan Macmillan, directed by Jeremy Herrin with Holly Race Roughan

17 - 21 October 2017

Lisa Dwyer Hogg

Lisa Dwyer Hogg


Lisa Dwyer Hogg stars in this intoxicating play about surviving in the modern world.

Written by Duncan Macmillan (1984, Every Brilliant Thing, Lungs) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (This House, The Nether, Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies), People, Places & Things is designed by Olivier and Tony Award winning designer Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.)

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she's in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn't with Emma, it's with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she's smart enough to know that there's no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

People, Places & Things visits Bath following a critically acclaimed, sold out season at the National Theatre and a West End transfer. 

Lisa Dwyer Hogg’s stage credits include St Joan (Lyric Belfast), Signatories (Verdant Theatre, Kilmainham Gaol & Irish Tour), After Miss Julie, Blackbird, Scarborough (Prime Cut Theatre Company); Liola (National Theatre); Heartbreak House, Tales of Ballycumber (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Importance of Being Earnest, The Mariner (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Dunsinane (RSC / Hampstead) Dallas Sweetman (Paines Plough); Begin Again (Old Vic / 24 Hour Plays); Much Ado About Nothing (Stafford); Loyal Women (Royal Court); Pete and Me (New End, Hampstead); Many Loves (Sandis / Lilian Baylis). 

Her screen credits include The Fall in which she played Marion Kay, the sister of serial killer Paul Spector’s first victim. Other credits include BBC’s Waking the Dead, The Royal, Acceptable Risk (RTE), Across the Universe (Revolution), Almost Adult (Parallax Films), A Year of Greater Love, Best: His Mother’s Son, Casualty (BBC); The Royal (Yorkshire TV); Trial and Retribution, Commander (La Plante Productions); The Bill, Fallen (Thames TV); and Wire in the Blood III (Coastal Productions). 

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  • Reviews

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    5 Star Rating Emotionally shattering - Evening Standard

    4 Star Rating Jeremy Herrin's production ... slams down with that characteristic Headlong rush - Observer

    4 Star Rating A glittering paean to booze and drugs delivered as a visceral, mournful howl to the skies - Daily Telegraph

    4 Star Rating Mixes dark wit, intellectual ambition and emotional intelligence - The Times

    4 Star Rating Vivid, vibrant, astonishing - Guardian

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  • Cast

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    Emma - Lisa Dwyer-Hogg
    Paul/Dad - Trevor Fox
    Doctor/Mum - Matilda Ziegler
    Mark - Andrew Sheridan
    Foster - Ekow Quartey
    Meredith/Ensemble - Imogen Slaughter
    T/Ensemble - George Somner
    Jodi/Ensemble - Susan Lawson-Reynolds
    Shaun/Ensemble - Michael Balogun
    Laura/Ensemble - Aimee Lou Wood

    Written by Duncan Macmillan

    Directed by Jeremy Herrin

    with Holly Race Roughan

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  • Info

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    Tuesday - Wednesday 7.30pm
    Thursday - Saturday 8pm
    Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

    Running Time: tbc


    Tues – Fri eves and Sat mat: £21/£26.50/ £28.50/ £31.50/ £33.50
    Sat eve: £23.50/ £27.50/ £29.50/ £32.50/ £35.50
    Weds mat: £19.50/ £25/ £27/ £31/ £32 

    Please note: from Monday 24th April 2017, all prices in the Main House and Ustinov Studio incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. Please note all prices in the egg theatre incur a booking fee of 50p per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked.

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy. 

    Plus £1 postage

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