17 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018

Almeida Questions

Dare to Dream

Dance Nation

Tickets £5

Free to those aged 25 and under (limited to 2 per person)


production information

Ambition is not a dirty word. What would happen if we were all brave enough to be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change. – Reese Witherspoon

You have a dream. You want to win. You are prepared to fight anyone who stands in your way. But what if you’re 12? And the people in your way are your friends?

Do we get more or less ambitious when we grow up? In response to Dance Nation, this Almeida Questions panel examines adolescent ambition, what it means to be the best in a world that is unfair, and how teenage anxieties surrounding sex, shame and stardom affect us as adults.

Chaired by the Almeida's Director of Participation and Work for Young People Dani Parr, the panel includes Georgie Henley, Tarquin Shaw-Young and Margot Waddell. 



Dates & Tickets

Mon 17 Sep

Free to those aged 25 and under. Log in and enter the promo code UNDER25 when booking (limited to 2 per person)

Georgie Henley is a an actor.

Her theatre credits include Angry (Southwark Playhouse); Equus (ADC Theatre); Footlights Pantomime 2014: The Emperor's New Clothes (ADC Theatre); Penelopiad (Edinburgh Fringe Festival/C Venues); A Clockwork Orange (ADC Theatre); Skylight (Corpus Playroom); Swallow (Corpus Playroom); Trojan Women (Corpus Playroom); Play It Again Sam (Corpus Playroom).

Her television credits include Spanish Princess and Jane Eyre.

Her film credits include Access All Areas; The Sisterhood of Night; Perfect Sisters; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Winner of Phoenix Critics Awards, Best Performance by a Youth in a Support or Lead Role, Female, Nominated for Chicago Film Critics, Best Newcomer, Nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association, Best Young Actress, Nominated for Online Film Critics Awards, Breakthrough Actor).

Additional information

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.

Cast & Creatives

Georgie Henley

Dani Parr
Tarquin Shaw-Young
Margot Waddell