Harper Regan

Harper Regan is a two-act play by Simon Stephens that premiered at the National Theatre in 2008.


Set in UK, Autumn of 2006 : from Uxbridge to Stockport to Manchester and back.


One woman's struggle with the difficulties of her personal and family life.

At forty one, Harper Regan suddenly leaves her family in the suburbs of West London and sets off on a mission to see her father before he dies. Her journey becomes a road trip through the heart of England in this violent and comic exploration of the moralities of sex and death. It explores Harper's relationship with her daughter, husband and mother.

Production historyEdit


Premiered at the National Theatre in 2008. With Lesley Sharp as Harper Regan.

Character Original Cast, National Theatre 2008
Harper Regan Lesley Sharp
Duncan Woolley Eamon Boland
Alison Woollley Susan Brown
James Fortune Brian Capron
Mickey Nestor Jack Deam
Tobias Rich Troy Glasgow
Justine Ross Jessica Harris
Mahesh Aslam Nitin Kundra
Elwood Barnes Michael Mears
Sarah Regan Jessica Raine
Seth Regan Nick Sidi


Premiered at the Gesher Theater in Tel Aviv in November 2009 under the direction of Oded Kotler, with Laura Rivlin in the principal role.

United StatesEdit

Premiered at Steep Theatre in Chicago, Illinois in January 2010 under the direction of Robin Witt, with Kendra Thulin playing the title role.


Premiere at Canada Stage in Toronto, Ontario in March 2015 under the direction of Matthew Jocelyn, with Molly Parker playing the title role.


Premiere at Off-Theater in Vienna in January 2017 under the direction of Markus Emil Felkel, with Pilar Aguilera playing the title role.


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