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A flower dipped in gold wilts against a white background.
A flower dipped in gold wilts against a white background.

Carmen Disruption

By Simon Stephens, Directed by Michael Longhurst

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10 Apr & 23 May 2015

In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. A gorgeous prostitute. A tough-talking taxi driver. A global trader. A teenage dreamer. Everyone’s looking for something.

Simon Stephens’ strange and beautiful new play reimagines Bizet’s opera Carmen and the possibility of love in a fractured urban world.

Directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations) the UK Premiere of this play marks the Almeida debut of internationally-renowned writer Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Birdland).

“One of the most important and exciting British playwrights working today.”
Karen Fricker, Variety

Writer Simon Stephens
Direction Michael Longhurst
Design Lizzie Clachan
Composition and Musical Direction Simon Slater
Movement Direction Imogen Knight
Light Jack Knowles
Sound Carolyn Downing
Casting Anne McNulty CDG and Sarah Playfair
Dramaturg Pia Furtado
Assistant Direction Jude Christian
Costume Supervision Jemima Penny
Casting Assistant Ruth O’Dowd
Assistant Musical Direction Neil Macdonald
Casting Assistant Ruth O’Dowd

Jamie Cameron
Noma Dumezweni
Jack Farthing
John Light
Harry Napier
Sharon Small
Viktoria Vizin
Katie West