By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed By Lyndsey Turner
Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history.
When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?
“A stunning new play” (Sunday Times) by Lucy Kirkwood (NSFW, Royal Court), with “breakneck direction” (Daily Express) by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Royal Court and West End), this provocative new play examines the changing fortunes of two countries whose futures will come to define our own.
Previews 17 May - 22 May
Press Night 7pm Thu 23 May
Wed matinees 2:30pm on 5 Jun and 19 Jun
Sat matinees 2:30pm from 25 May
Please note there will be no performance on Mon 27 May
Wed 19 Jun
Post-show discussion with members of the Chimerica company.
Supporters' Evening Mon 17 Jun
Captioned Performance by Stagetext
Tue 11 June at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance by VocalEyes
Sat 22 Jun at 2.30pm
(Touch Tour at 1pm)
16 - 23 May
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £23 for the opening performances* of each production.
If you are aged 29 or under you can book best available seats for £19 for Monday performances*. To book online select the UNDER30 price type at the seating plan. Proof of age will be required when collecting the tickets.
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For the Almeida: The Lady from the Sea.
Theatre includes: All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC); Macbeth; Lear (Sheffield Crucible Theatre); The Comedy of Errors; The Cherry Orchard; Attempts on Her Life; Peter Pan; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (National Theatre); Di and Viv and Rose; The Good Samaritan (Hampstead Theatre); Love and Money (Young Vic); A Girl in a Car with a Man; Kosher Harry (Royal Court); Billy and the Crab Lady (Soho); Three Sisters (Oxford Stage Company); The Tempest; Present Laughter; The Seagull (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet (Chester Gateway); My Sister in This House (Theatre Clwyd); Creamy (Red Room).
Television includes: New Tricks; The Night Watch; Nativity; Blue Geranium; Larkrise to Candleford; Cranford Chronicles; Fallen Angel; Fear of Fanny; Vital Signs; Inspector Lynley; Dirty Filthy Love; He Knew He Was Right; Ready When You Are Mr McGill; Ed Stone is Dead; Mr Charity; Christmas Carol; Playing the Field; The Bill; An Unsuitable Job for a Woman; Touching Evil; Pirates; No Bananas.
Film includes: Lennon Naked; Bright Star; London to Brighton; Severance; Pride and Prejudice; Gosford Park; The Cat’s Meow; The War Bride.
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval.