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A Mirror

By Sam Holcroft, Directed by Jeremy Herrin

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Tue 15 Aug - Sat 23 Sep 2023

A Mirror transfers to the Trafalgar Theatre in January 2024.  A Mirror: West End >


“An ingenious drama”
Financial Times

The Guardian, The Observer, Time Out, Independent, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, The Stage, WhatsOnStage

I do solemnly declare, of my own accord and without coercion, according to the constitution of this country, and the oath I have sworn to its people and its leadership, that I know not of any lawful impediment why I Joel may not be joined in marriage to Leyla.

With great pleasure Leyla and Joel invite you to celebrate their marriage. Dress code is smart casual. Doors at 7.30pm, followed by the exchange of vows. And at the signal, the entertainment will begin.

(This performance is being staged without a licence from the Ministry. We recognise the risk that each and every one of you is taking by attending, and we salute your courage.)

Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting), Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education) and Micheal Ward (Top Boy) feature in the world premiere of Sam Holcroft’s (Rules for Living) elusive and explosive new play. Interrogating censorship, authorship and free speech, A Mirror is directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies).

Running Time Approx. 2 hours, no interval

Evenings 7.30pm

Access Performances
Book our access performances by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email
Audio Described
 Sat 16 Sep 2pm (Touch Tour 12pm)
Captioned Tue 5 Sep 7.30pm
Relaxed Environment Wed 13 Sep 2pm & 7.30pm

Content Warnings Read more about our production guidance and warnings>

Almeida Theatre Auditorium - Marc Brenner


Cast & Creatives

  • Cast

  • Creatives

    Anna Niamh Gorman

    Assistant Designer

    Alistair Turner

    Assistant Designer

    Abby Galvin

    Casting Associate

    Poppy Apter

    Casting Assistant

    Mary Clapp

    Casting Assistant


A Mirror is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award 2023.


All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings. More info


Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy discounted tickets by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email

25s & Under

£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances from Tue 15 – Mon 21 Aug. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Tue 25 Jul. More info

30s & Under, Over 65s & Unemployed

If you are aged 30 or under, over 65 or are unemployed you can book tickets at a discounted rate. Not applicable on Fri or Sat evenings.

Four people are sat on chairs on the Almeida stage.

Talks & Events

After Mon 11 Sep performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Almeida For Free
Thu 14 Sep 7.30pm
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. Sign up to our emails for Tickets & Events for 16-25s to be notified when tickets are available.

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Why We Need To Read Dangerously

“When it comes to freedom, writers and readers are joined at the hip, for the freedom of one guarantees that of the other.”

In response to themes in A Mirror, Azar Nafisi writes about the collective responsibility we have to protect freedom of expression.


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