We are excited to announce our Autumn/Winter 2017/18 season.
Our new season begins in October with two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and fearless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.
Opening our season playwright Mike Bartlett and Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, the creative team behind our award-winning international production of King Charles III, collaborate on new pastoral play Albion, an interrogation into the political state of England through the lens of tangled family politics. The cast will feature Victoria Hamilton, with further casting to be announced.
The second world premiere of the season comes from writer Anne Washburn, who returns to the Almeida following the success of Mr Burns. Opening in December, Washburn’s magnetic adaptation of the acclaimed CBS television series The Twilight Zone, directed by Olivier Award winner Richard Jones, explores the need for escapism and the limits of imagination.
Finally, we will start 2018 with a new production of Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating play about desire, dreams and self-destruction, featuring an ensemble cast and directed by Rebecca Frecknall.
We are also pleased to announce that, following its hugely succesful Almeida run, James Graham's Ink will transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre, continuing the Almeida's collaboration with Sonia Friedman produtions. Directed by Rupert Goold, Ink in the West End will run from September 2017 until January 2018.
A new series of films in our digital project Figures of Speech, directed by Anthony Almeida, will also be coming later this summer: featuring Noma Dumezweni, John Heffernan, Derek Jacobi, Pearl Mackie and Russell Tovey. You can watch the films in our current series online now at speech.almeida.co.uk.
Booking for Albion, The Twilight Zone and Summer and Smoke is now open. Find out more at almeida.co.uk/whats-on