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Alma Mater Title Treatment, the title in bold green, capital letters repeated across the page
Alma Mater Title Treatment, the title in bold green, capital letters repeated across the page

Alma Mater

By Kendall Feaver, Directed by Polly Findlay

Event details

Tue 11 Jun - Sat 20 Jul 2024

It’s a culture that begins with a joke, a gesture, a throwaway word or a game between friends, and it ends in an act of violence.

Jo Mulligan is the first female master in her prestigious college’s history. Determined to create a space where everyone feels welcome, she starts dismantling old ways of working.

But an alarming incident on campus throws her tenure into turmoil, and Jo is pitted against Nikki, a student impatient for justice.

With the college polarised and both sides doubling-down, will anyone emerge unscathed?

Kendall Feaverfollows her “funny, heart-breaking, acutely alive play” (The Guardian)The Almighty Sometimes, with a sharp new look at the ever-growing generational divide between feminists.Directed byPolly Findlay(Assassins;Beginning), featuring a cast including Phoebe Campbell (House of the Dragon; The Importance of Being Earnest) and Lia Williams (Oresteia; Mary Stuart),Alma Mater will ignite discussion on the right way to make a difference. 

Evenings 7.30pm

Access Performances
Book our access performances by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email
Audio Described Sat 13 Jul 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)
Captioned Tue 2 Jul 7.30pm
Relaxed Environment Wed 10 Jul 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Content Warnings Read more about our production guidance and warnings>

Introducing the play

Find out more about this UK premiere from Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold as he introduces Kendall Feaver‘s sharp new play.

Cast & Creatives

  • Cast

    Headshot of Nathalie Armin.
    Nathalie Armin
    Headshot of Phoebe Campbell.
    Phoebe Campbell
    Headshot of Liv Hill
    Liv Hill
    Headshot of Liam Lau-Fernandez.
    Liam Lau-Fernandez
    Headshot of actor Nathaniel Parker.
    Nathaniel Parker
    Headshot of Lia Williams.
    Lia Williams
    Headshot of Susannah Wise.
    Susannah Wise
  • Creatives

    Kendall Feaver


    Polly Findlay


    Vicki Mortimer

    Set Designer

    Fay Fullerton

    Costume Designer

    Jessica Hung Han Yun

    Lighting Designer

    Ian Dickinson

    Sound Designer

    Alev Lenz



All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings. More info


Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy discounted tickets by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email

25s & Under

£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances from Tue 11 Jun – Mon 17 Jun. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. Tickets go on sale at 4pm on Wed 22 May. More info

30s & Under, Over 65s & Unemployed

If you are aged 30 or under, over 65 or are unemployed you can book tickets at a discounted rate. Not applicable on Fri or Sat evenings.

Islington First

If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for performances from Tue 11 – Mon 17 Jun and Wed 19 Jun, subject to availability. Enter promo code ISFIRST when selecting your seats. Find applicable postcodes here.

Talks & Events

After Mon 8 Jul performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Almeida For Free
Thu 27 Jun 7.30pm
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. Sign up to our emails for Tickets & Events for 16-25s to be notified when tickets are available.

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Kendall Feaver was part of the inaugural Genesis Almeida New Playwrights, Big Plays Programme in 2019-20. This programme is made possible with support from the Genesis Foundation.

An earlier version of this play was performed at Griffin Theatre Company in November 2021 at the SBW Stables Theatre.