By Alecky Blythe
Directed By Joe Hill-Gibbons
Tickets £9 - £36
In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky Blythe took her Dictaphone to the streets…
From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, this explosive new play records the voices and stories of a community as the riots happened to their present-day aftermath.
Little Revolution is Alecky Blythe’s first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre and is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Edward II, National Theatre and The Changeling, Young Vic).
See the Almeida’s space transformed as the audience are placed at the heart of the action.
With support from Jon and NoraLee Sedmak.
Little Revolution is supported by a syndicate of Islington businesses:
Previews Tue 26 Aug - Tue 2 Sept
Press Night Wed 3 Sept (4pm & 7pm)
Evening performances 7.30pm*
Saturday matinees 2.30pm from 6 Sept
*from 26 Sept Friday performances will take place at 6.30pm & 9pm
Talkback Wed 24 Sept (post performance)
Supporters' Evening Mon 29 Sep
Mon 15 Sep 7.30pm
Sat 20 Sep 2.30pm
Audio Described Performances
Fri 19 Sep 7.30
(Touch Tour at 6pm)
Sat 27 Sept 2.30pm
(Touch Tour at 12.45pm)
For the Almeida: The Hypochondriac.
Theatre includes: Singin’ in the Rain (Saddler’s Wells); Miss Conceptions (Edinburgh Festival).
Television includes: The Trip; Last Tango in Halifax; Father Brown; QI; Midsomer Murders; Skins; Hope Springs; Ronni Ancona & Co; Miss Marple; Hotel Babylon; Gideon’s Daughter; Sven & Nancy’s Big Impression; Posh & Becks’ Big Impression; The Big Impression; The Key; The Big Impression Christmas Special; The Sketch Show; Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible; Have I Got News For You; Pulp Video; Rory Bremner, Who Else?; Fist of Fun; Punt and Dennis; The Man from Auntie; Harry Hill’s Fruit Fancies; The Full Monty; Standing Room Only; Live at Jongleurs; The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos; The Comedy Store.
Radio includes: Weekending; Life, Death & Sex with Mike & Sue; Shedtown.
Film Includes: The Roundabout; Penelope; A Cock and Bull Story; Stella Street: The Movie; The Calcium Kid; The Debt Collector.
Ronni won the British Comedy Award and the Variety Club Award for Best Actress for her work on the BAFTA winning The Big Impression with Alastair McGowan, she also received a BAFTA for her performance in The Sketch Show.
★★★★ An absolutely compelling 90 minutes… I predict a hit.
★★★★ [Joe] Hill-Gibbins’s superb direction… his professional cast – all playing multiple roles – is excellent… the large, non-professional Community Chorus… fills the theatre with dynamic motion and a sense of living, breathing community.
★★★ Fascinating… captures the sense of a fractured community…in which Hackney becomes a microcosm for many parts of urban Britain.
★★★ The real achievement is a mosaic of contemporary London life… it has a warmth, an optimism about people which may tell us more about ‘riot-torn’ London than hours of rolling news coverage ever could.
The Daily Mail
Alecky Blythe has made people listen in a completely different way… an extraordinary experience.
BBC Front Row
Little Revolution is approximately 1 hour 25 minutes without an interval.