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Five people are gathered together not looking at each other. Some have drinks in their hands and one is looking at their phone.
Five people are gathered together not looking at each other. Some have drinks in their hands and one is looking at their phone.

The Comeuppance

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Directed by Eric Ting

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Sat 6 Apr - Sat 18 May 2024

★★★★
“Clever, funny and compelling”
Financial Times

★★★★
“A magical, original piece of theatre”
WhatsOnStage

I guess this is just that age.
The Age of Shit Showing Up.
The Age of Bad Choices Seeking Their Consequences.

Autumn 2022. A group of friends gather hours before their high school reunion.

20 years have passed since graduation: some have had children; some have moved to the other side of the world; some have been to war.

But there’s another presence in their midst. And as they catch up and reminisce, it only takes a scratch for the scars of those school days to surface.

Eric Ting (The Comeuppance US premiere; Between Two Knees) directs the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins‘ (An Octoroon; Appropriate) bitingly comic, strikingly timely satire, which asks if we can ever break free from the people we used to be.   

Full cast includes Yolanda Kettle (Patriots; The Crown), Ferdinand Kingsley (Silo; Reacher), Tamara Lawrance (The Silent Twins; King Charles III), Katie Leung (Harry Potter; White Pearl) and Anthony Welsh (The Flatshare; Sucker Punch).

“One of this country’s most original and illuminating writers”
The New York Times on Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Running Time Approx. 2 hours, no interval

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees
2.30pm

Access Performances
Book our access performances by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email boxoffice@almeida.co.uk.
Audio Described Sat 4 May 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)
Captioned Mon 29 Apr 7.30pm
Relaxed Environment Wed 8 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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The Comeuppance

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Concessions

All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. More info

Access

Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy discounted tickets by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email boxoffice@almeida.co.uk.

25s & Under

£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances from Sat 6 – Thu 11 Apr and Sat 13 Apr. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Tue 12 Mar. More info

30s & Under, Over 65s & Unemployed

If you are aged 30 or under, over 65 or are unemployed you can book tickets at a discounted rate. Not applicable on Fri or Sat evenings.

Islington First

If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for performances from Sat 6 Apr – Tue 7 May, subject to availability. Enter promo code ISFIRST when selecting your seats. Find applicable postcodes here.

Talks & Events

Talkback
After Mon 22 Apr performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Almeida For Free
Thu 9 May 7.30pm
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. Sign up to our emails for Tickets & Events for 16-25s to be notified when tickets are available.

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