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A woman seen from behind vandalising a painting.
A woman seen from behind vandalising a painting.

Alma Mater

By Kendall Feaver, Directed by Polly Findlay

Event details

Tue 11 Jun - Sat 20 Jul 2024

Unfortunately, Lia Williams has withdrawn from Alma Mater, due to ill health. The role will now be played by Justine Mitchell.

“Theatre’s most thoughtful take on the culture wars yet”
The Telegraph

“Brave and electrifying”
The Sunday Times

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.

Following an allegation of sexual assault, a university campus becomes rife with speculation, mistrust, and anger. Jo, the first ever female master of her college comes head-to-head with Nikki, a student impatient for justice.

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

Award-winning playwright Kendall Feaver’s “excellent new play” (The Telegraph) offers a pin-sharp new look at the ever-growing generational divide between feminists that is “gripping and fiercely topical” (Financial Times).

Polly Findlay directs the “electrifying” (The Guardian) Phoebe Campbell and “extraordinary” (WhatsOnStage) Justine Mitchell in this “genuinely brave” (The Sunday Times) production.  Alma Mater will ignite discussion on the right way to create change.

Running Time
Approx. 2 hours & 30 mins, incl. an interval

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 12.50pm)
Captioned Tue 2 Jul 7.30pm
Relaxed Environment Wed 10 Jul 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Alma Mater Production Photo by Marc Brenner

Audience Reactions

“I’m gonna be thinking about it for a really long time”.

Find out what audiences are making of Alma Mater.

Cast & Creatives

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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.


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. More info.

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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.

Artwork photography by Zeinab Batchelor. Concept by Studio Doug.