2016/17 Season

Photo by Miles Aldridge

We're excited to announce our 2016/17 Season. Priority Booking opens to Almeida Members for Richard III, They Drink it in the Congo and Oil on Tuesday 3 May - join now to book ahead. Public Booking will open on Thursday 12 May

Tue 7 Jun - Sat 6 Aug 2016
Richard III 
by William Shakespeare
directed by Rupert Goold
Evening performances 7pm
Saturday matinees 1.30pm from 18 June
Wednesday matinees 1.30pm 22 June, 6,13,20, 27 July & 3 August

A peaceful England. Family. Small children.
But obstacles can be overcome.

Ralph Fiennes returns to the Almeida after 16 years to play Shakespeare's most notorious villain in a new production directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (American Psycho; King Charles III; Medea). Vanessa Redgrave makes her Almeida debut as Queen Margaret.

Fri 12 Aug - Sat 1 Oct 2016
They Drink It In The Congo
by Adam Brace
directed by Michael Longhurst

What can we do for the worst thing in the world?
The Congo. Home to the deadliest conflict since World War II. 
London. Home to a festival to raise awareness of the Congo. (That is if Stef can get it off the ground).

Adam Brace's anarchic, provocative new play unpacks the problems of doing something good about something bad. Following his collaboration with Adam Brace on Stovepipe, (Sunday Times' 10 Best Theatre Events of the Decade) Michael Longhurst (Carmen Disruption) returns to the Almeida to direct.  

World Premiere
Fri 7 Oct - Sat 26 Nov 2016
by Ella Hickson
directed by Carrie Cracknell 

The Stone Age. The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. The Age of Oil. The Stone Age didn't end for want of stones.
One woman and her daughter. What do you do when you know it's going to run out? An epic, hurtling crash of empire, history and family -
Oil drives our imaginations from 1889 to 2016 and beyond. 

Playwright Ella Hickson and director Carrie Cracknell make their Almeida debuts with the World Premiere of Oil, an explosive new play which drills deep into the world's relationship with this finite resource. Cast includes Anne-Marie Duff and Yolanda Kettle

Priority Booking for Designers', Actors' and Directors' Circles: 10am Tuesday 3 May
Priority Booking for Almeida Friends: 10am Thursday 5 May
Public Booking: 10am Thursday 12 May

Also in 2016:
Tue 14 Jun - Sat 3 Sep

by George Orwell
a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan 
at the Playhouse Theatre

1984 returns to the West End for the third time, for a limited run, following an international tour. Book online on the Almeida website from 10am on Friday 8 April

by William Shakespeare
directed by Robert Icke 

ghost / devil
acting / madness
be / not be

Andrew Scott will make his Almeida debut in the title role and Juliet Stevenson returns to the Almeida to play Gertrude in a production directed by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (1984; Mr Burns; Uncle Vanya; Oresteia) opening in February 2017. Further casting and performance dates will be announced later in the year. On sale September 2016

Photography by Miles Aldridge, Body Harness by Slim Barrett, Set Design by Vincent Olivieri @ Magnet, Styling by Nick Royal, Hair by Asashi @ Caren, Make up by Isamaya Ffrench @ Streeters, Production by Lucy Watson Productions, Photographed at Spring Studios