Directed By Jordana Golbourn
Tickets £10 (£5 concs)
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.
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
Sun 8 Jul
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.
Writers Emma Pritchard/Sam Gayton
Director Jordana Golbourn
Designer Kate Bunce
Assistant Director Sophie Lucraft-Mee
The Great Moon Hoax
Sally Zsa Zsa
Madame Secretary Esther
Derrick Oliver B
Marj Sasha W
Duncan Sacha H
Tobias Oliver S