This June following her “electrifying and revelatory” (New York Times) production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret) directs Isis Hainsworth (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Emmy Award-nominee Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso, Nine Lessons and Carols: stories for a long winter) in this reimagining of Shakespeare‘s ferocious and bloody tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
On Sale Dates
Romeo and Juliet will go on sale to:
Patrons, Gold, Silver & Bronze Friends Tue 21 Mar 12pm
Almeida Friends Thu 23 Mar 12pm
General Public Tue 28 Mar 12pm
Become a member to access priority booking.
Following the success of The Key Workers Cycle in 2022, Annie Jenkins’ 24 (Day) is the first in a trilogy of plays bringing together local artists, community performers and professional creatives to explore what it means to live, work, love, pray, celebrate and mourn in Islington. Performances take place early August, with tickets going on sale this summer.
The film of Yaël Farber’s Olivier Award-nominated production of The Tragedy of Macbeth, featuring James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan, will be available to rent on-demand for one week only from Wed 22 – Tue 28 Mar.
Also announced today, Waleed Akhtar is the first recipient of the The Roger Michell Commissioning Fund. The annual fund, set up after the passing of director Roger Michell in 2021 with donations from his family and friends, will support an annual commission for a playwright with a fresh and unique perspective on the world to develop a play alongside the Almeida.
Akhtar’s previous plays include The P Word (Bush Theatre – recently nominated for an Olivier Award); The Art of Illusion (Hampstead Theatre); and Kabul Goes Pop: Music Television Afghanistan (Brixton House). He is the current recipient of the 2023 Peggy Ramsay/Film 4 bursary and will spend a year at Hampstead Theatre as playwright in residence. He won Most Promising Playwright at the Off West End Awards 2023 and was nominated for the equivalent award at The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2022.