By Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm | adapted by David Farr
Directed By Rupert Goold
★★★★★ The Observer, Daily Telegraph, The Stage
We are a small community. The happiness of our children is everything. Our hopes and dreams rest in these tiny souls.
In a small town in northern Denmark, the children celebrate Harvest Festival.
In the forest by the water the men of the lodge stand naked in the cold. This is their country. This is their song.
In the shadows a lonely child gives a strange man her heart.
The hunt begins.
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold directs The Hunt by David Farr (The Night Manager, Spooks), based on the critically acclaimed Danish film thriller Jagten, by Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm.
Photograph by Nadav Kander
Production photos by Marc Brenner
Previews Mon 17 Jun – Tue 25 Jun
Press Night Wed 26 Jun 7pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 3 Jul
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 29 Jun
17 – 25 Jun
£34, £29, £20, £10
27 Jun – 3 Aug
£42.50, £34, £20, £10
Almeida Rush allows audiences to book last minute tickets to popular Almeida shows each week. Tickets released Tuesday at 1pm.
Thu 25 Jul
Post-show talk with members of The Hunt company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Captioned performance Thu 11 Jul 7.30pm
£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale 29 May
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
Audio Described performance
Sat 13 Jul 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)
£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale 29 May
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
Mon 17 Jun – Thu 27 Jun (except 26 Jun)
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 at the top of the seating plan screen before selecting your seats. 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*.
Concessions 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 the Box 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 available to those age 25 and under for performances on Mon 17 Jun, Tue 18 Jun, Mon 24 Jun, Tue 25 Jun, Mon 1 Jul, Tue 2 Jul, Fri 5 Jul, Sat 6 Jul 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Mon 8 Jul and Wed 10 Jul 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Enter the promo code 25UNDER to access.
For the Almeida: Medea; The Chain Play.
Theatre includes: White Teeth (Kiln Theatre); Instructions for Correct Assembly (Royal Court); The Seagull (Lyric Theatre); Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible Theatre); The House That Will Not Stand; The Riots (Tricycle Theatre); I Know How I Feel About Eve (Hampstead Theatre); To Kill A Mockingbird (Regents Park Theatre); Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre); Wild Child; The Lost Mariner; Breath, Boom; Been So Long (Royal Court); Generations (Young Vic Theatre); Out In The Open (Hampstead Theatre); 50 Revolutions (Oxford Stage Company); Our Country's Good (Out Of Joint); It's A Great Shame (Stratford East Theatre).
Television includes: Dark Heart; Doctors; Eastenders; The Coroner; The Casual Vacancy; Death in Paradise; Harry and Paul; Holby City; Outnumbered; Peep Show; Silent Witness; Britannia High; Never Better; Secret Life; The Bill; The Wife of Bath; Ugetme; A & E; Clare in the Community; Gimme Gimme Gimme; Babes in the Wood; Kiss Me Kate; The Perfect Blue.
Film Includes: The Children Act; What We Did On Our Holidays; Another Year; The Infidel; All or Nothing; I'll Sleep When I'm Dead; Second Nature; Secrets & Lies.
★★★★★ A parable for our times
★★★★★ Tobias Menzies is extraordinary
★★★★★ There isn’t a single moment, not a word, that’s wasted or unnecessary...completely unmissable
★★★★ RUPERT GOOLD DIRECTS HERE WITH THE PACE OF A THRILLER
★★★★ Tobias Menzies paints a devastating portrait of a victim of mass hysteria
★★★★ the casting of Tobias Menzies as Lucas is a stroke of genius
★★★★ Rupert Goold directs with all the simmering tension of a Scandi noir thriller
★★★★ Brings the queasy unease of a Scandi-noir thriller to the stage
★★★★ Tobias Menzies is superb
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes including a 15-minute interval.
Please note: The Hunt features discussions of child sexual abuse.
This production features sudden loud noises and the smoking of real cigarettes.
Recommended for ages 15+
Find out more about our production guidance and warnings or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.
Adaptation David Farr
Direction Rupert Goold
Design Es Devlin
Costume Evie Gurney
Light Neil Austin
Sound and Composition Adam Cork
Movement Botis Seva
Casting Amy Ball CDG
Children's Casting Verity Naughton
Costume Supervision Peter Todd
Props Supervision Lizzie Frankl
Resident Director Jamie Armitage
Lead Associate Designer
Associate Lighting Designer
Fight Director Bret Yount
Movement Assistant Ezra Owen
Adrian Der Gregorian
George Nearn Stuart