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Running time: Act 1: 1 hour 5 mins, Interval: 20 mins, Act 2: 50 mins

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Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
This show contains strong language throughout

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Written and directed by Terry Johnson
Starring Robert Lindsay and Tara Fitzgerald
Designed by Tim Shortall
Lighting by Ben Ormerod
Video Design by Ian William Galloway
Sound by John Leonard
Music by Colin Towns

Following a sold-out run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, don’t miss the astonishing true story of the man who made Hollywood’s greatest divas beautiful.

Robert Lindsay is ‘magnetic’ (The Guardian), ‘perfect’ (The Times) and ‘glorious’ (Mail on Sunday) in Terry Johnson’s delightfully witty and poignant play based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff; ‘the man who made women look beautiful’ (Vanity Fair).

The legendary Jack Cardiff has retired to the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire. His days of hard work – and play – on some of the most famous film sets in the world are now long behind him, as are his secret liaisons with some of the most famous women in the world… Surrounded by memorabilia from a lifetime of ‘painting with light’, the writing of an autobiography should be an easy matter – were it not that Jack would now rather live in the past than remember it.

Multi award winning Terry Johnson’s many hits include Hysteria, La Cage aux Folles, Mrs Henderson Presents and Dead Funny.

Double Olivier Award winner Robert Lindsay’s theatre credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End) and The Entertainer (Old Vic Theatre). Television credits include My Family and Genius.

Joining him, Tara Fitzgerald will play Nicola. Her theatre work includes Shipwreck (Almeida Theatre); In Praise of Love (Ustinov Studio, Bath) The Secret Theatre (Wanamaker Theatre); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe).

The commissioning of Prism was funded by NEXT DECADE, a joint Hampstead Theatre/AKO Foundation initiative.
The original production was generously supported by Lin and Ken Craig

Royal Members
£10 off £34 & £36.50 tickets on Monday 7.30pm performance.
Up to £6 off tickets in Stalls & Upper Circle (making tickets £30.50) on Tuesday– Thursday 7.30pm, plus Wednesday 2pm performances.

Under 26s
All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £30.50 in Stalls & Upper Circle on Monday-Thursday 7.30pm, plus Wednesday 2pm performances.

All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £30.50 on bookings of 10 or more, with one free ticket per 20 seats booked. Available on Monday – Thursday 7.30pm, plus Wednesday 2pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.

Concessions are not available in the Balcony, or on Friday 7.30pm or Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm performances.

Join us for a post show Q&A in the auditorium with Robert Lindsay and members of the Prism cast following the Tuesday evening performance.
Free, no booking required