By Anne Washburn
Directed By Rupert Goold
★★★★ The Guardian, Sunday Times, The Times, Time Out, Metro
From across the room I saw the President, torchlight playing across his visage.
And the violins began, and the low rumble of the timpani.
I screamed. I ran.
An old farmhouse upstate. Snow is falling. Mountains are falling. Something is breaking apart.
You are formally invited to dinner with the 45th President of the United States.
Anne Washburn (The Twilight Zone, Mr Burns) returns to the Almeida with a sinister and sensational new play, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold.
Previews Mon 11 Feb – Mon 18 Feb
Press Night 7pm Tue 19 Feb
Wed matinees 1.30pm from 27 Feb
Sat matinees 1.30pm from 23 Feb
11 Feb – 18 Feb
£32, £28, £20, £10
20 Feb – 30 Mar
£39.50, £32, £20, £10
On stage seating
There are a limited number of seats integrated around the edge of the stage which will offer a unique close-up view of the production. People seated in these seats will be visible to the rest of the audience.
11 Feb – 18 Feb
20 Feb – 30 Mar
Almeida Rush allows audiences to book last minute tickets to popular Almeida shows each week. Tickets released Tuesday at 1pm.
Thu 21 Mar
Post-show talk with members of the Shipwreck company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we are no longer able to offer live subtitles for this Talkback event.
Mon 4 Mar 5.30pm
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. An invited panel of speakers discuss the key issues and ideas raised by Shipwreck.
Dialogue Theatre Club
Mon 18 Mar 7.15pm
An open and informal discussion group where you can discuss Shipwreck with fellow audience-members. Find out more.
Thu 21 Mar 7pm
£5 Captioned tickets are available to those aged 25 and under. Book by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
Audio Described performance
Sat 23 Mar 1.30pm
(Touch Tour 12pm)
£5 Audio Described tickets are available to those aged 25 and under. Book by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
11 Feb - 20 Feb (except 19 Feb)
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.
Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Concessions tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees*.
Tickets are subject to availability and not available in the final week of performances. For more information click here.
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees. Over 65s tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees. For more information click here.
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.
Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £25 for all performances by calling th eBox Office on 020 7359 4404.
*Concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings
25 and under
£5 tickets are available to those age 25 and under for performances on Mon 11 Feb, Tue 12 Feb, Mon 18 Feb, Mon 25 Feb, Tue 26 Feb, Mon 4 Mar, Tue 5 Mar. Enter the promo code 25UNDER to access tickets.
Theatre includes: An Injury (Ovalhouse); Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere (Young Vic); The Suppliants (Battersea Arts Centre); Cue Deadly (Riverside Studios); Tamburlaine (The Rose Theatre); Bedbound (Read Out); The Duchess of Malfi (Cambridge Arts Theatre); The Chairs (Readout); Bloodknot; Bella Vita; Inside the Island; The Zoo Story (KCSTC); Glengarry Glen Ross (ETG); Next Train Approaching (Man in the moon); Othello; Britannicus (ADC); Equus (BATS).
Television includes: Hanna; Moving On; Electric Dreams; Spooks.
Film includes: Undergods; Assassin’s Creed; Tigers; Our Kind of Traitor; The Narrow Frame of Midnight; Birds Like Us; In the Last Days of the City; Green Zone; The Kite Runner; United 93; Detached.
★★★★ An important play that not only examines the Trump phenomenon but also asks why he was elected
★★★★ An absolute thriller
★★★★A smart, surreal interrogation of white liberal America's relationship with the tangerine tyrant
Anne Washburn’s truly thrilling, truly original fantasia of a drama
New York Times
Washburn is a wordsmith of dazzling breadth
the exceptional Fisayo Akinade...The acting is uniformly superb
★★★★ With a wonderfully spry cast, Rupert Goold’s swaggering production contains the mad extremities of Washburn’s imagination
★★★★ a thrillingly articulate, gripping autopsy on how the old political order died
The running time is approximately 3 hours including a 20 minute interval.
Please note this production features flickering lights and images.
Read more about our production guidance and warnings or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.
Writer Anne Washburn
Direction Rupert Goold
Design Miriam Buether
Costume Design Fly Davis
Light Jack Knowles
Sound Paul Arditti
Video Luke Halls
Composition Max Perryment
Voice Brett Tyne
Costume Supervision Lisa Aitken
Casting Amy Ball
Associate Designer Joana Dias
Associate Video Designer Zakk Hein
Resident Director Caitlin McLeod