written and directed by Richard Eyre

Showing at Hampstead Theatre Upstairs 

7th September to 15th October 2022


“I’m not saying I was wise or heroic… I worked in clinics and hospitals and sat on committees and gave advice.  I saved lives and I got rewarded and I’m bloody well not going to apologise for it.” 

The Snail House is Eyre’s first completely original play.   

The Snail House will feature Amanda Bright, Raphel Famotibe, Vincent Franklin, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Megan McDonnell, Eva Pope, and Patrick Walshe McBride


Eyre is joined by designer, Tim Hatley; associate designer, Ross Edwards; lighting designer, Hugh Vanstone; lighting associate and programmer, Sam Waddington; sound designer, John Leonard; associate sound designer, Ali Taie;casting director, Ginny Schiller CDG and assistant director, Jessica Mensah


Sir Neil Marriot had a ‘good pandemic’, becoming familiar to millions from his TV appearances as a government medical advisor. His service even earned him a knighthood, and he is now rewarding himself with a lavish birthday party in the hallowed surroundings of his son’s alma mater.  But, amidst the oak panelling, the champagne and the silver service, his family are at one another’s throats again, and he thinks there’s something familiar – and somehow unsettling – about one of the catering staff… 


Richard Eyre is a vastly experienced director of theatre, opera, film and television who was Artistic Director of the National Theatre from 1988 to 1997. His previous productions at Hampstead have included The Last of the Duchess and Mr Foote’s Other Leg.  


The Snail House will run from 7 September15 October 2022  



Writer & Director Richard Eyre 

Designer Tim Hatley 

Associate Designer Ross Edwards 

Lighting Designer Hugh Vanstone 

Lighting Associate and Programmer Sam Waddington 

Sound Designer John Leonard 

Associate Sound Designer Ali Taie 

Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG 

Assistant Director Jessica Mensah 

Cast Amanda Bright, Raphel Famotibe, Vincent Franklin, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Megan McDonnell, Eva Pope, Patrick Walshe McBride 


Address: Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, London, NW3 3EU 

Box Office: 020 7722 9301 (Mon – Sat 10.30am – 7pm) 


Dates: Wednesday 7 September – Saturday 15 October 2022 

Captioned Performance: Tuesday 11 October at 7.30pm with captioned post-show Q&A  

Audio Described Performance: Saturday 8 October at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 1pm