Premiering in October, Tammy Faye is a new musical from legendary songwriter Elton John, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears and award-winning writer James Graham (Ink, BBC’s Sherwood) and features Olivier Award-winner Katie Brayben (Beautiful) as Tammy Faye and Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Girls) as Jim. This true story, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Spring Awakening), is a testament of faith, resilience and the temptations of success.
Following her “spellbinding” (Financial Times) production of Summer and Smoke, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall takes on another Tennessee Williams masterpiece this December with A Streetcar Named Desire. Lydia Wilson (The Duchess of Malfi) returns to the Almeida to play Blanche, with the BAFTA-winning Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella.
The world premiere of Women, Beware the Devil will take place next February. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Ink) directs this deadly new play of treachery and trickery by award-winning playwright Lulu Raczka (Antigone, Nothing).
Next April sees the UK premiere of new musical The Secret Life of Bees. Written by playwright Lynn Nottage (Sweat), composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), this production will be directed by Whitney White (What to Send Up When it Goes Down) and is based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
On Sale Dates
Tammy Faye and A Streetcar Named Desire will go on sale to:
Patrons, Gold, Silver & Bronze Friends Wed 31 Aug 12pm
Almeida Friends Fri 2 Sep 12pm
General Public Tue 6 Sep 12pm
Become a member to access priority booking before tickets go on sale to the public on Tue 6 Sep.
Women, Beware the Devil and The Secret Life of Bees will go on sale Nov 2022. To be notified when tickets go on sale sign up to our mailing list here>
Also announced today is:
A trilogy of community productions from 2023 – 2025 exploring people’s experiences of Islington. The first of these will be made in partnership with All Change. Find out more about the project on our community page here>
A new annual playwright commission in memory of director Roger Michell. The fund will support an annual commission for a playwright with a fresh and unique perspective on the world to develop a play alongside the Almeida. The first recipient of The Roger Michell Commissioning Fund will be announced in the next few months.
The Almeida’s new Youth Board for 2022/23 has been appointed. This group will meet regularly and work closely with us to advise on all elements of the company, including programming and strategy. Previous Youth Board members include Dipo Baruwa-Etti whose new play The Clinic opens in September, and Sarisha Kumar who now sits on the Almeida Board. We are also continuing our commitment to Almeida For Free performances, with over 2000 young people having seen an Almeida show for free in the last year. The newly announced performance of The Clinic For Free will take place on Thu 22 Sep. Additionally recruitment for our 2022/23 Almeida Young Company groups including Young Designers and Technicians as well as Young Producers is underway. Find out more about getting involved here>
We’ve also announced two new events programmed alongside The Clinic. The first being Black Joy on Sun 18 Sep. This scratch event is designed to celebrate and platform art and performance from emerging Black artists. There will also be a Black Out performance of The Clinic on Mon 19 Sep, tickets are on sale now.