“DEEPLY ABSORBING. VICTORIA HAMILTON IS GLORIOUS”
Paul Taylor, Independent
“THE PLAY THAT BRITAIN NEEDS RIGHT NOW”
Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
Following two critically-acclaimed sell-out runs, Mike Bartlett's Albion is brought to the BBC direct from the Almeida Theatre.
In the ruins of a garden in rural England.
In a house which was once a home.
A woman searches for seeds of hope.
Victoria Hamilton gives "the performance of a lifetime" (Daily Mail) in this "powerful piece of theatre" (The Guardian) directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Ink, King Charles III). The cast also includes Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) and Angel Coulby (Merlin).
Albion was filmed in front of a live audience, and is produced for the BBC jointly by the Almeida Theatre and Illuminations for The Space in association with BBC Television.
Sunday 16 August 10.10pm
Watch on BBC iPlayer until Tue 15 Sep here.
Albion is being presented for free as part of the BBC's Culture in Quarantine season.
For the Almeida: Vassa; Game; King Charles III (also West End/ Broadway).
Theatre includes: Wild (Hampstead Theatre); An Intervention (Paines Plough/ Watford Palace); Bull (Crucible Theatre/ Off Broadway/ Young Vic); Medea; Decade (Headlong); Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre/ West End); 13 (National Theatre);
Earthquakes in London (Headlong/ National Theatre); Love, Love, Love (Paines Plough/ Plymouth Theatre Royal/ Royal Court/ Roundabout Theatre Company, New York); Cock; Contractions; My Child (Royal Court); Artefacts (Bush Theatre/ Nabokov).
As Director: Medea (Headlong/ Glasgow Citizens/ Watford/ Warwick); Honest (Theatre Royal Northampton).
Television includes: King Charles III; Doctor Foster; The Town.
Radio includes: King Charles III; Cock; Heart; The Core; Family Man; Love Contract; The Steps; Not Talking.
King Charles III won an Olivier award for Best New Play in 2015. Both Bull and Cock, won Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. He also won a Theatre Award UK for Best New Play for Love, Love, Love.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes. The production includes strobe lighting and loud noises.
Find out more about the production including interviews with the creative team, and a playlist featuring the music from the production. Explore here.
By Mike Bartlett
Direction Rupert Goold
Design Miriam Buether
Light Neil Austin
Sound Gregory Clarke
Casting Amy Ball
Movement Director Rebecca Frecknall
Associate Director Tom Brennan
Associate Lighting Designer
Costume Supervisor Claire Wardroper
Assistant Designer Joana Dias
Voice Coach Alison Bomber
Screen Director Rhodri Huw
Associate Producer David Gopsill
Camera Supervisor Paul Freeman
Sound Supervisor Andy Rose
Production Manager Sarah Hull