Nine Lessons And Carols
Stories for a Long Winter: Created by Chris Bush, Rebecca Frecknall and the Company, With Songs by Maimuna Memon
3 Dec 2020 — 9 Jan 2021
“A REMINDER OF THE POWER OF THEATRE AND OUR NEED FOR IT”
“SONGS THAT PIERCE LIKE FIRELIGHT THROUGH DARKNESS”
“In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”
This is not a Corona play.
This is a play about connection and isolation, about lighting a candle to see us through the longest night, about what we hold on to when we cannot hold each other.
Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke, The Duchess of Malfi), playwright Chris Bush (Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Pericles) and a company of six performers devise a new production reflecting on a year of separation and the power of contact.
Cast includes Naana Agyei-Ampadu (Caroline or Change), Katie Brayben (Beautiful: the Carole King Musical), Toheeb Jimoh (Anthony), Elliot Levey (Three Sisters), Maimuna Memon (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Luke Thallon (Albion).
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CAST & CREATIVES
Direction Rebecca Frecknall
Writer Chris Bush
Music and Lyrics Maimuna Memon
Set and Costume Design Tom Scutt
Light Jack Knowles
Sound Carolyn Downing
Musical Supervisor Tim Sutton
Assistant Director Helena Morais
Costume Supervision Claire Wardroper