David Adkin and RJG Productions in association with Midnight Theatricals and Park Theatre present

Hir

By Taylor Mac

Directed by Steven Kunis
 

★★★★
The Times

★★★★
Daily Mail

★★★★
The Stage

★★★★
WhatsOnStage

★★★★
The Arts Desk

★★★★
All That Dazzles

★★★★
Pink News

★★★★
Hackney Gazette

★★★★
The Spy in the Stalls

 

 

Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, and Academy Award nominee Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives, Transamerica) makes her UK stage debut as the radical matriarch Paige in this disarmingly funny and strikingly original comedy. Named ‘one of the most exciting theatre artists of our time’ by Time Out New York, Pulitzer and Tony-nominee Taylor Mac explodes the dysfunctional family drama and reinvents it for our times. 
 

Isaac, the prodigal son, returns from a war zone to discover his family home has been transformed by a domestic revolution. The patriarchy has fallen, and Paige has been liberated from an oppressive marriage. Enlisting her newly-out transgender teenager as an ally, Paige is now on a crusade to tear apart the old regimes. But as they soon realise, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.  


In a revival by critically-acclaimed director Steven Kunis, Hir grapples with a family in flux, as they attempt to build a brave new world out of the pieces of the old. 

 
★★★★ ‘Felicity Huffman delivers an excoriating, elemental performance... In the director Steven Kunis’s remorselessly gripping production’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Taylor Mac’s absurdist satire has only grown more stingingly relevant... challenging, confronting and very funny’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘The evening really sparkles when Huffman is on stage’ Daily Mail
★★★★ ‘Thoroughly thought-provoking... Steven Kunis’ production grips from the start’ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ‘Incendiary production for Taylor Mac’s rich absurdist family drama... laced with lacerating wit’ The Arts Desk
★★★★ ‘Felicity Huffman making her UK stage debut is mesmeric... in this shockingly good production’ The Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ ‘Loud, proud, and eventually deeply affecting... scoring laugh after laugh’ All That Dazzles
‘A huge theatrical thrill... Felicity Huffman is a force of nature’ The Telegraph
‘Felicity Huffman is brilliantly, bitterly comic... seeing the America actor up close is a delight’ Evening Standard
 
Production photos by Pamela Raith. Vox pops by Ben Hewis.