By Mike Bartlett
Directed By Rupert Goold
Broadcast Date TBC
“DEEPLY ABSORBING. VICTORIA HAMILTON IS GLORIOUS”
“THE PLAY THAT BRITAIN NEEDS RIGHT NOW”
Following a critically-acclaimed sell-out run, Mike Bartlett's Albion is brought to the BBC direct from the Almeida Theatre.
Audrey Walters has given up her life in London to restore a beautiful country home just as her family falls apart. As the local community turns against her, she struggles to repair the damage.
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)
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.
Broadcast date TBC
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 TBC. 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