From 7 December 2018 – 19 January 2019

Hampstead Downstairs

“Live every day like your last, and garden as if you’re going to live forever”

Elite Homes: offering the Platinum Package in luxury retirement living. Old friends Roddy Meakin and Amanda Goose are enjoying their twilight years on their own terms – outrageous pranks and clandestine gins in the garden, adult magazines at the dinner table and a healthy disregard for the other residents. All is idyllic – until, that is, new management is brought in to restore order…

Dusty Hughes’ new comedy looks at the cost of growing old and the joys of ageing disgracefully.

Dusty returns to Hampstead following Bad Language in 1983. His subsequent plays have been seen at the National Theatre, the RSC, the Royal Court, the Donmar and in the West End as well as in Europe and America. He writes extensively for television, including some of the BBC’s and ITV’s most popular dramas such as LewisSilent WitnessThe Musketeers and Dalziel and Pascoe.