We are thrilled to present our Spring 2017 season; three contemporary plays from three outstanding writers that interrogate the line between truth and art, words and action, money and meaning.
Lyndsey Turner returns to the Almeida following her award-winning production of Chimerica to direct Martin Crimp's chilling satire The Treatment, the first London revival after 24 years. Then James Graham (This House) take us back to 1960s Fleet Street and the rise of The Sun newspaper in Ink, a World Premiere directed by Rupert Goold. Finally we stage Against, a new play from Pulitzer prize-nomitated Christopher Shinn featuring Ben Whishaw.
You can read Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold discuss the new season in The Guardian here.
Mon 24 Apr - Sat 10 Jun
by Martin Crimp
directed by Lyndsey Turner
New York. A film studio. A young woman has an urgent story to tell.
But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit.
Martin Crimp’s (Attempts on Her Life) contemporary satire is directed by Lyndsey Turner, who returns to the Almeida following her award-winning production of Chimerica.
Sat 17 Jun - Sat 5 Aug
by James Graham
directed by Rupert Goold
Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises.
James Graham's ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country's most influential newspaper - when a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asked the impossible and launched its first editor's quest, against all odds, to give the people what they want. Writer James Graham (This House) makes his Almeida debut. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold directs.
Sat 12 Aug - Sat 30 Sep
by Christopher Shinn
directed by Ian Rickson
Silicon Valley. The future. A rocket launches.
Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way.
Christopher Shinn's gripping new play, directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem) features Ben Whishaw as Luke.
Booking for Against will open in May 2017. More information will be sent out closer to the time.