Hampstead Theatre
Wed 2 Apr 2025
7:45 pm
Captioned in house by Hampstead Theatre
The Habits

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Welcome to WarBoar. As you scramble through tombs, I will provide sustenance, as you battle monsters, I will bring you potions, and when you tire of your journey, I will offer up new worlds. Who knows what adventures await?
It’s Thursday night — so Jess, Maryn and Milo are at the board game café, continuing their quest to defeat the Nightmare King… It has been months, but now all that stands between them and victory is a few lucky rolls of a twenty-sided dice. A struggling student, an overworked trainee solicitor and a reluctant job-seeker, here they are transformed into Dungeon Master, Wizard, and Warrior Princess. But what happens when the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur?
Funny, gripping and heartfelt, The Habits is the debut play from Jack Bradfield; Artistic Director of the multi-award-winning company Poltergeist, and recipient of the 2023 RTST Sir Peter Hall Directing Award. 
Ed Madden returns to Hampstead, following the 2023 sell-out success Octopolis. His previous work includes This Might Not Be It (Bush Theatre) and Yellowfin (Southwark Playhouse).