26 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018

Almeida Young Company


By Molly Taylor

Directed By Michael Bryher

Tickets £10 (£5 Concs/25s and under)
£12.50 (£7.50 Concs/25s and under) when booked together with Almeida Young Company's Loki and Cassie: A Love Story


production information

"When public shamings are delivered like remotely administered drone strikes nobody need think about how ferocious our collective power might be. The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the avalanche." Jon Ronson

Created by the Almeida Young Company and written by Molly Taylor,  Cacophony tells the story of a young woman’s rise to fame after speaking up at a protest outside a controversial rape trial.

Weaving a complex web of fame and shame, Cacophony explores the power social media has to liberate brave new voices and, just as quickly, bring them crashing to earth. Inspired by the ideas in Jon Ronson’s book, 'So You Think You’ve Been Publicly Shamed'.

The Almeida Young Company is a year round ensemble which aims to create the theatre artists of the future. Each year we bring together young theatre makers to create vibrant work inspired by big ideas.

Dates & Tickets

Almeida Theatre auditorium

Thu 26 Jul
Fri 27 Jul 8.30pm
Sat 28 Jul 7.30pm

Tickets £10 (£5 concessions or 25s and under)

Book together with Almeida Young Company's Loki and Cassie for £12.50 (£7.50 concessions or 25s and under).

Valid for performances on the same day only: add both tickets to your basket for the discount to apply automatically before checkout. 

£5 tickets for 25s and under
Use the promo code UNDER25 when booking

Michael is a theatre maker, director and facilitator. He trained at LAMDA and has worked as an actor for companies including Kneehigh, The RSC, and dreamthinkspeak. In 2013 he was a finalist for the JMK award. He also runs Dumbshow, and over the last seven years has toured his work nationally and internationally. He has recently edited a volume of auditions monologues for young people for Nick Hern Books, and will be making a Christmas show for the Nuffield Theatre Southampton in 2018.

Additional information

Suitable for ages 14+

The running time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

This show contains flashing lights and haze effects

Cast & Creatives

Direction Michael Bryher
Design Khadija Raza
Sound Design George Lumkin
Lighting Design Katie Nicoll
Video Design Robin Fisher
Assistant Director Germma Orleans-Thompson

Performed by members of the Almeida Young Company (18-25)
Simeon Blake-Hall
Eddie Boyce-Rogers
David Bankole
Samson Cox-Vinell
Timothy Dennett
Hannah Donelon
Charlotte Dylan
Annie Hawkins
Tiwalade Ibirogba Olulode
Lao Lee
Lauren McGarvey
Khanyiso Mtwana
Helena Morais
Corey Peterson
Ben Quashie
Ashley Rose
Lucy Shafi