Rapture, Blister, Burn

Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo

Hampstead Theatre, 2014


“The generations change. But the choices remain the same”

Can any woman have it all? After university Catherine and Gwen chose opposite paths: Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic, while Gwen built a home with a husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, and a dangerous game begins as each tries to claim the other’s territory.

Gina Gionfriddo dissects modern gender politics in this breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy.


Polly Adams, Emma Fielding, Emilia Fox, Adam James, Shannon Tarbet

Director: Peter DuBois
Assistant Director: Audrey Sheffield
Design: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting: James Farncombe
Sound: John Leonard

Photos by Alastair Muir