David Hampshire

 

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Stagescripts Ltd recently published David's full-length play Face Value. A 25th wedding anniversary provides the impetus for this darkly comic play which explores the evolving relationships between three couples. Please click on the image below for further information on the play, to order a free sample E-script or to purchase a printed copy.

 

Face Value

Stagescripts Ltd publish and administer the performance rights to three volumes of David's short plays under the series title, Moments In Life.

Moments In Life : Volume One

Moments In Life : Volume Two

Moments In Life : Volume Three

Moments In Life : An Eye For An Eye: Receive a free
bonus script if all three volumes are purchased together.

Visiting Emily, a companion monologue to Visiting Frank, was performed at Actor and Writers London in September. Frank was played by Denys Graham and the play was directed by Kenneth Michaels. Visiting Emily will be published in a revised single edition of David's short plays Moments In Life by Stagescripts Ltd. in 2017.

David's full length play Face Value, a dark comedy focusing on the evolving relationships between three couples was read at Actors and Writers London (AWL) in May and was published by Stagescripts Ltd. in September 2017. David has recently finished writing his next full length play.

David filmed in Cape Town, South Africa for a week in March (his third time working in that lovely city) shooting an American commercial for Entresto, a medical product for the U.S. market.

The Actor and the Extra and Romeo & Juliet were staged for Barnes Age UK in May. The performances featured Denys Graham, Dorothea Phillips, Neele Christine Pels and Christopher Burr. Kenneth Michaels directed. Two more of David's short plays will be staged for Barnes Age UK in November.

David adapted Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband and he played Sir Robert Chiltern in BESTheatre's 2015 Slovenian schools tour of the play.

David's plays are performed throughout the U.K. Briefcase Encounter and Over the Top (up) were recently performed in Scotland by the Linlinthgow Players.

Brecks FM Radio, Norfolk will produce and broadcast selections from Moments In Life in February 2018.

TANIA FOLEY 1977 - 2017

Tania Foley, a friend and colleague passed away suddenly in January 2017. Tania memorably played Lady Chiltern in BESTheatre's 2015 tour of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. Tania was an actress of warmth, sensitivity and great professionalism and her tragically early loss is deeply mourned by the many people she touched throughout her life. Rest in Peace Tania.

Crissy Mullen and Denys Graham
Denys Graham (Walter) performing in
Happy Inside
at Actors & Writers London in March 2014
   
Edmund Dehn Crissy Mullen and Denys Graham
Edmund Dehn (Brian) Crissy Mullen (Claire)
and Denys Graham (Walter)

David's full-length play Face Value received a rehearsed reading at the CAA in London in 2013. The performance featured Anita Graham, Abigail Hood, Carolyn Gaunt, Andy Hawthorne, Paul Lavers and Rob Compton. The reading was directed by Kenneth Michaels with sound by Michael Murray.

Stephanie Connell Gregory Cox
Stephanie Connell (Theresa Maine) and Gregory Cox (Jonathan Maine)
in rehearsals for The Maine Course.

Straight Man featuring Denys Graham, Dorothea Phillips and Crissy Mullen was performed at Actors & Writers London Showcase evening.  The director was Kenneth Michaels and the sound was by Michael Murray.

 
Dorothea Phillips and Denys Graham
Dorothea Phillips (Ruby) and Denys Graham (Ron)
performing Straight Man at Actors & Writers London
 
Denys Graham Denys Graham and Crissy Mullen
Denys Graham (Ron) Denys Graham (Ron) and Crissy Mullen (Nurse)

Ava Gardner featuring Denys Graham and Hélène Le Bohec, was performed at Actors & Writers London. Direction was by Kenneth Michaels with sound design by Adam McGuinness.

   
Denys Graham Helene Le Bohec
Denys Graham (Bevan) and Hélène Le Bohec (April)
performing in Ava Gardner at Actors & Writers London

A compilation of David's writing, An Evening Of My Stuff, was presented at the CAA in London. The actors were Carolyn Pertwee, Maeve Leahy, Catherine Harvey, Hilary Field, Denys Graham, Peter Saracen, Edmund Dehn and Lee Peck.  The director was Kenneth Michaels and the sound technician was Paddy Gormley.  Highlights of the event are available on CD free of charge. Please contact David to order a CD.