01 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

Albion

By MIKE BARTLETT

Directed By RUPERT GOOLD

Running Time: Approx 3 hours and 5 mins, incl. an interval

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This is our little piece of the world, and we’re allowed to do with it, exactly as we like. Yes?

In the ruins of a garden in rural England.

In a house which was once a home.

A woman searches for seeds of hope.

Following a sell-out run in 2017, The Telegraph’s "Play of the Year" returns to the Almeida for just 31 performances.

Mike Bartlett’s (King Charles III) “richly layered” (The Guardian) state-of-the-nation play is directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Ink, The Hunt).

Victoria Hamilton (The Crown) reprises her “extraordinary” (The Times) performance, for which she won Best Actress at the 2018 Critics’ Circle Awards.    

★★★★★
“DEEPLY ABSORBING. VICTORIA HAMILTON IS GLORIOUS”
Independent

★★★★★
“THE PLAY THAT BRITAIN NEEDS RIGHT NOW”
The Telegraph

Dates & Tickets

Previews Sat 1 Feb – Tue 4 Feb
Press Night
7pm Wed 5 Feb

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 12 Feb
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 8 Feb

1 Feb – 4 Feb
£34, £29, £20, £10

6 Feb – 28 Feb
£42.50, £34, £20, £10

Almeida Rush
Almeida Rush allows audiences to book last minute tickets to popular Almeida shows. Tickets released Tuesday at 1pm here.

Talkback
Mon 17 Feb
Post-show talk with members of the Albion company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Captioned performance
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Tue 18 Feb 7.30pm
£5 Captioned tickets are available to those aged 25 and under. Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

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Sat 22 Feb 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)
£5 Audio Described tickets are available to those aged 25 and under. Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Filmed Performances
Wed 26 2.30pm & Thu 27 Feb 7.30pm
These performance are being filmed. There may be some disruption or restriction of view as a result of cameras in the auditorium. There will be strictly no latecomers at these performances.

Islington First
Sat 1 Feb – Thu 6 Feb (except 5 Feb)
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability.

Enter the promo code ISFIRST at the top of the seating plan screen before selecting your seats. For applicable postcodes see here.

Concessions
Customers claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and students can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Concessions tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees*.

Concessions tickets are subject to availability and not available in the final week of performances. For more information click here.

Over 65s
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees. Over 65s tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees. For more information click here.

Under 30s
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.

Access
Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £25 for all performances by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

*Concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings

25 and under
£5 tickets are available to those age 25 and under for performances on Mon 3 Feb, Tue 4 Feb, Mon 10 Feb, Tue 11 Feb, Mon 17 Feb & Tue 18 Feb. Enter the promo code 25UNDER to access. Subject to availability. For more information click here.

ALBION ON THE BBC

Watch live on BBC Four and on demand on BBC iPlayer

For the Almeida: Albion.

Theatre includes: The Box of Delights (Wilton’s Music Hall); Steel (Crucible Theatre); Aladdin (Oxford Playhouse); Three Days In The Country (National Theatre); One Man Two Guvnors; War Horse (National Theatre/West End); Wonderland (Hampstead Theatre); Pastoral (Soho Theatre/High Tide); The 39 Steps (Criterion); Tinderbox (Bush Theatre); The Constant Couple; The Recruiting Officer (Blue Eagle Productions); A New Way To Please You; Sejanus: His Fall; Thomas Moore; Night Of The Soul (RSC); Eden End; Macbeth (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Neville's Island (Watford Palace Theatre).

Television includes: Casualty; All Creatures Great and Small; Father Brown; The A Word; Pennyworth; Harlots; Trollied; Scarborough; Bounty Hunter; Bliss; Outlander; Little Boy Blue; Vera; Death In Paradise; The Coroner; Class; The Wrong Mans; Doctors; Doctor Who; Holby City; Boy Meets Girl; New Tricks; You, Me & Them; Waterloo Road; Downton Abbey; The Escape Artist; The Starlings; Doc Martin; Moving Wallpaper; The Bill; Trial and Retribution; Coronation Street; The Street; Emmerdale; The Catherine Tate Show; EastEnders; Silent Witness; Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps; Grease Monkeys; Inspector Lynley; Final Demand; Eddie Aspen; Paradise Reclaimed; The Afternoon Play "Heroes & Villains"; Paradise Heights; Grange Hill; Courtroom; Midsomer Murders; A Touch Of Frost; Sharpe; As Time Goes By; Barbara; Coupling.

Film includes: Undercliffe; The Christmas Candle; Lipstikka; Desert Flower; Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution; In Your Dreams; Chain Male; Cheeky; Harold the Amazing Contortionist Pig; Keen Eddie; Thunderpants.

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★★★★ a deeply satisfying and powerful piece of theatre

ARIFA AKBAR, GUARDIAN

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★★★★ Hamilton gives a landmark lead performance.

NICK CURTIS, EVENING STANDARD

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★★★★ Miriam Buether's beautiful turf-topped set, slowly blossoming with the installation of dozens and dozens of plants

ALEX WOOD, WHATSONSTAGE

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Additional information

The running time is approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes, including a 20 minute interval. Running times may change during preview performances.

Please note there is no level access in the stalls for Albion. Audiences sitting in Stalls Right will need to enter the auditorium by the outside doors which includes using stairs. If you have any questions please contact the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

This production includes strobe lighting, loud noises, and features real plants and flowers. Read more about our production guidance and warnings or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

There is no cloakroom or storage space at the theatre, so please do not bring large bags or bicycles as we will be unable to accommodate them.

Cast & Creatives

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 
Jamie Platt
Costume Supervisor Claire Wardroper
Assistant Designer Joana Dias
Voice Coach Alison Bomber

Cast
Nigel Betts
Edyta Budnik
Wil Coban
Angel Coulby
Daisy Edgar-Jones
Dónal Finn
Geoffrey Freshwater
Victoria Hamilton
Margot Leicester
Nicholas Rowe
Helen Schlesinger

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