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21 Aug 2021 - 18 Sep 2021

World Premiere

Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia

By Josh Azouz

Directed By Eleanor Rhode

Running Time: TBC

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production information

“On the way over I saw three vipers copulating…I know what you’re thinking…monogamy is under threat.”

1943. Four months into the Nazi occupation of Tunisia. You’re imprisoned in a labour camp. You’re buried up to your neck. You’re dying of thirst, you miss your wife and your best friend just pissed on your face.

How could things possibly get any worse?

Eleanor Rhode directs the world premiere of Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia – a brutally comic new play by Josh Azouz about home and identity, marriage and survival, blood and feathers.

Josh Azouz’s plays include The Mikvah Project (Orange Theatre Theatre and Yard Theatre) and Buggy Baby (Yard Theatre). Eleanor Rhode has recently directed Rust (Bush Theatre/HighTide), King John (RSC) and Boudica (Shakespeare’s Globe).

The Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund has supported Josh Azouz on the development of Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia.
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Dates & Tickets

Sat 21 Aug - Sat 18 Sep

Previews Sat 21 – Wed 25 Aug
Press night 
Thu 26 Aug

We hope to return our auditorium to its full capacity in the future, and audiences for this production may be sat directly next to another household. Find out latest Covid guidelines here.

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 1 Sep
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 28 Aug

Sat 21 – Wed 25 Aug
£35, £30, £20, £10

Fri 27 Aug – Sat 18 Sep
£43.50, £35, £20, £10

Captioned performance
Thu 9 Sep 7.30pm
£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale 5pm Mon 26 Jul.
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Audio Described performance
Sat 11 Sep 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.45pm)
£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale 5pm Mon 26 Jul.
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Thu 9 Sep after 7.30pm performance
Post-show talk with members of the cast. Free to same-day ticket holders. Captioning provided.

Live streamed performance
More details about how you can watch the production from home will be announced soon.

Almeida For Free
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. More details to be announced. Sign up to our emails for Tickets & Events for 16-25s to be the first to hear when tickets are available.

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All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for D/deaf and disabled bookings. More info

D/deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £25 for all performances by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

25 & Under
£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances on 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28 & 30 Aug. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Mon 26 Jul. More info

Under 30s
If you are aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Mon-Thu performances and Sat matinees.

Students, Over 65s & Unemployed
Audiences who are Students, aged over 65, or claiming Jobseekers Allowance can book second-price-band tickets for £25 on Mon-Thu evenings, and Wed & Sat matinees. This concession is also applicable for top-price tickets on Wed & Sat matinees.

Islington First
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for performances from Sat 21 to Mon 30, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when selecting your seats. For applicable postcodes see here

NHS and Blue Light Card holders
Use code BLUELIGHT when selecting your seats to book second-price-band tickets for £25 on Mon-Thu evenings, and top-price tickets on Wed & Sat matinees for £25. Limited to 2 tickets per person.

Additional information

Contains references to, and depictions of violence. Recommended for ages 14+.

Running time to be confirmed. Find out more about our running times here.

Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

Cast & Creatives

By Josh Azouz
Direction Eleanor Rhode
Design Max Johns
Light Jess Bernberg
Sound David Gregory
Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG
Assistant Director Sepy Baghaei

Adrian Edmondson
Laura Hanna
Ethan Kai
Pierro Niel-Mee
Yasmin Paige
Daniel Rainford

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