The Almeida Theatre presents the Abbey Theatre (Ireland) production in association with The Public Theater (New York) of
By Sam Shepard with Stephen Rea
Directed By Sam Shepard with Stephen Rea
Ticket prices: £6 - £25
Sam Shepard's striking play tells the story of one man's quest for authenticity.
The world premiere of Kicking a Dead Horse continues the Abbey & Almeida Theatres' ongoing exploration of Shepard's work and the commitment to Shepard as one of the most important playwrights of his generation.
Shepard wrote Kicking a Dead Horse especially for the Abbey Theatre and the celebrated Irish actor, Stephen Rea, who stars in this production.
The Almeida last produced Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss to great critical acclaim.
Kicking a Dead Horse is currently playing at the Public Theatre New York.
Tue to Sat at 7.30pm
Sun at 6pm
There are also matinee performances on Sat at 3pm
There are no Mon performances
Academy Award nominated Stephen Rea has had a distinguished career spanning film, theatre and television. He has performed extensively at the National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and the Royal Court as well as Dublin’s Gate Theatre and Field Day Theatre Company, of which he was a co-founder.
In London he was most recently seen in Harold Pinter’s Celebration at the Albery Theatre marking the author’s 75th birthday. He has previously been directed by Sam Shepard in Geography of a Horse Dreamer at the Royal Court, and he himself directed Shepard’s Little Ocean at the Hampstead Theatre.
His many feature film credits include The Crying Game, Pret-a-Porter, Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy, The End of the Affair, V for Vendetta, Interview with a Vampire, Breakfast on Pluto and most recently Jumper. In 2007 he appeared on BBC 4 in Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen and also on C4 in Harold Pinter’s Celebration.
Stephen is an Associate Artist of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Running Time: 70 mins no interval
Director Sam Shepard
Design Brien Vahey
Lighting Design John Comiskey
Costume Design Joan Bergin