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12 Feb 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

World Premiere


By Anne Washburn

Directed By Rupert Goold


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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.

Dates & Tickets

Previews Tue 12 Feb – Mon 18 Feb
Press Night 7pm Tue 19 Feb

Evenings 7pm
Wed matinees 1.30pm from 27 Feb
Sat matinees 1.30pm from 23 Feb

12 Feb – 18 Feb
£32, £28, £20, £10
20 Feb – 30 Mar
£39.50, £32, £20, £10

Almeida Rush 
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. With live speech-to-text transcription.

Almeida Questions
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.

Captioned performance
Thu 21 Mar 7pm

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£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale 21 Jan 2019.

Audio Described performance
by VocalEyes
Sat 23 Mar 1.30pm
(Touch Tour 12pm) 

£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale 21 Jan 2019.

Islington First
12 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.

Over 65s
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.

Under 30s
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.

25 and under
£5 tickets available for performances on Tue 12 Feb, Mon 18 Feb, Mon 25 Feb, Tue 26 Feb, Mon 4 Mar, Tue 5 Mar. Tickets will go on sale 21 Jan 2019. 

Theatre includes: An Injury (Ovalhouse); Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere (Young Vic); The Suppliants (Battersea Arts Centre); Cue Deadly (Riverside Studios); Tamburlaine (Cannon’s Mouth); 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 Thriller; The Kite Runner; United 93; Detached

Cast & Creatives

Khalid Abdalla
Fisayo Akinade
Raquel Cassidy
Risteárd Cooper
Elliot Cowan
Tara Fitzgerald
Adam James
Justine Mitchell

Writer Anne Washburn
Direction Rupert Goold
Design Miriam Buether
Costume Design Fly Davis
Light Jack Knowles
Sound Paul Arditti
Video  Luke Halls
Voice Brett Tyne
Casting Amy Ball
Resident Director Caitlin Mcleod


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