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08 Jul 2018 - 08 Jul 2018

Academy Double Bill

Directed By Jordana Golbourn

Tickets £10 (£5 concs)

production information

Over the past few months the Almeida Academy have been working towards their end of year performances. Collaborating with professional writers Emma Pritchard and Sam Gayton, the two shows The Guardians and The Great Moon Hoax, showcase the skills learnt throughout the year at Academy. 

The Guardians
by Emma Pritchard

King’s Cross Station. 9am. Same old story. Grown-ups grumble as they clutch their coffees. Someone's standing on the wrong side of the escalator. Delays, delays, delays. It’s official: London is more boring than homework... until today.
Deep underground London’s secret superheroes and a group of lost school children embark on a mission to find the city’s fun side before it’s too late.~
Swipe your Oyster card and mind the gap. This is not your average tube journey.

The Great Moon Hoax
by Sam Gayton

Welcome to the Ministry of Misinformation! The Officials are so pleased to welcome you, the Great British Public, into their offices. Expect to hear all about the fibs, fraud and falsities the Ministry gathers for cataloguing. Just don't ask about the new secretary in the corner. And definitely don't answer the red phone if it rings - you might find yourself on a journey to the moon and back...

Inspired by actual historical events, The Great Moon Hoax is a new play exploring lies: who tells them, who believes them, and how they go viral.

 Photo: Ellie Kurtz

Dates & Tickets

Sun 8 Jul 
3pm

Emma is a writer and performer. Her latest play Split, a comedy co-written and performed with Tamar Broadbent, sold out at VAULT Festival and won the Festival Spirit award. Emma co-hosts feminist podcast Heroine Addicts, writes a comedy lifestyle blog called 24 Dilemmas and has trained in improvisation with the Free Association. She works in the artistic team at the Almeida.

Cast & Creatives

Writers Emma Pritchard/Sam Gayton
Director Jordana Golbourn
Designer Kate Bunce
Assistant Director Sophie Lucraft-Mee

The Guardians
Cast

The Guardians:
Anna
Imogen
Emma
Zoe
Eliza
Sofia
Beau
Florence
Alinda
Fergus

The Adults:
Frankie
Luca
Niccolo
Anoushka

The Children:
Aphra
Lucie-Joye
James
Dylan
Louie
Faith

The Elves:
Louie
Imogen
Lydia
Coco
Magalie
Tianshi
Manisha
Jeanne
Alexander
Nevaeh
Saffron

The Great Moon Hoax
Cast
Tim Dylan
Ingrid Molly
Chris Thomas
Carrie Bea
Pam Sophia
Gertrude Edith
Ed Alex
Sally Zsa Zsa
Graham Marco
Madame Secretary Esther
Trudy Frea
Ingelbert Ned
Larry Finn
Betty Fauve
Derrick Oliver B
Marj­ Sasha W
Duncan Sacha H
Simona Maddie
Tobias Oliver S
Bert Nic
Steve Calvin