The Mountaintop

by Katori Hall
Theatre 503 and West End (2009)

2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play

David Harewood
Lorraine Burroughs 

Designer: Libby Watson 
Lighting: Emma Chapman 
Sound and Music: Richard Hammarton 
Video: Dick Straker for Mesmer 
Voice & Dialect: Charmian Hoare 
Magic: Nick Mohammed 
Assistant Director: Teunkie Van Der Slujis 
Production Photographs: Alastair Muir 

★★★★★ “Nothing short of a triumph, a beautiful and startling piece which keeps you marvelling to the end.” The Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ “Outstanding and exhilarating: the closely observed detailing is a joy to watch.” Independent on Sunday

★★★★★ “The Mountaintop is quite possibly one of the most magnificent plays we have seen in the West End…a magnificent stroke of creative genius; a masterclass in theatre. The Mountaintop is truly magnificent.” Entertainment Focus 

★★★★★ “Fast paced, funny and intriguing, this two hander will keep you on the edge of your seat.” Now Magazine on The Mountaintop 

★★★★★ “James Dacre’s gutsy production of Katori Hall’s remarkable new play” Time Out 

★★★★★ “That wave continues with Theatre 503’s outstanding fringe premiere of The Mountaintop, starring David Harewood…The closely observed detailing is a joy, right down to his sniffing his rank socks…this is an exhilarating debut, and director James Dacre is another name to watch. Independent on Sunday 

★★★★★ “This fizzing two-hander is performed by two actors at the top of their game, superbly marshaled by director James Dacre. This is a gem of a play; well-conceived and wholly rooted in the period it portrays. And to see an actor of Harewood’s pedigree in such an intimate space, delivering a performance of such emotive conviction, is a real privilege. Highly recommended.” WhatsOnStage