18 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021

Almeida Young Company

The Maladies

By Carmen Nasr

Directed By Diyan Zora

Running Time: TBC

production information

I’m tired. 
I’m tired of living in a world that’s not mine.

 
1508. Strasbourg. A woman dances compulsively, soon hundreds join her.
1962. Tanzania. A schoolgirl’s laughing fit spreads from village to village.
2011. USA. Cheerleaders are overcome by uncontrollable twitching. 
2023. London. A group of women suddenly lose the ability to speak.

When a group of women in London mysteriously fall silent, no one can figure out why. The team at an all-female podcast decide to investigate and end up on a journey of discovery, uncovering more than they bargained for.

The Maladies is a new play by Almeida Genesis Writer Carmen Nasr (Dubailand), directed by Diyan Zora (Chronicles of a City We Never Knew, Gather Ye Rosebuds) and has been devised with the Almeida Young Company (18-25).

Dates & Tickets

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Captioned performance
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£5 Captioned tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under.
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Audio Described performance
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Date TBC
(Touch Tour date TBC)
£5 Audio Described tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under.
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Concessions
All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. For full information click here.

Access
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.

Islington First
Dates TBC
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 selecting your seats. For applicable postcodes see here.

25 & Under
£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for a number performances. Enter the promo code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. Date tickets go on sale TBC. More info here.

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

Over 65s
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets for £25 on Mon-Thu evenings, and Wed & Sat matinees. Over 65s tickets are also applicable for top-price tickets on Wed & Sat matinees.

NHS and Blue Light Card holders
Book £10 tickets on Mon-Thu performances and Sat matinees using promocode BLUELIGHT when selecting your seats. Limited to 2 tickets per person.

Students
Students can book second-price-band tickets for £25 on Mon-Thu performances and Sat matinees. Student concessions are also applicable for top-price tickets on Wed & Sat matinees.

Unemployed
If you are claiming Jobseekers Allowance, you can book second-price-band tickets for £25 on Mon-Thu performances and Sat matinees. This concession is also applicable for top-price tickets on Wed & Sat matinees.

In 2017 Carmen was awarded the Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme alongside a year-long residency at the Finborough Theatre, where she remains a playwright in residence. Her first play The House of my Father was long listed for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2015. Her other plays include Dubailand, which was produced at the Finborough Theatre in 2017. Let Kilburn Shake was produced in 2019 at the Kiln Theatre, written for their Young Company. Her latest play The Climbers will premiere at Theatre by the Lake, directed by Guy Jones.

She has been a member of the Orange Tree Theatre’s talent development programme, the Writers Collective, and the Royal Court’s Playwriting group and holds an MA in Playwriting from Royal Holloway University of London.

Additional information

We’ve put in a number of steps to ensure our audiences are safe when visiting the Almeida, including socially distanced seating and flexible ticket exchanges. Find out more about how we’re welcoming audiences back here.

Running time TBC. 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 Carmen Nasr
Direction Diyan Zora
Associate Director Abi Falase

Cast
Francesca Amewudah-Rivers
Effie Ansah
Patrick Ashe
Mohamed Bangura
Iman Boujelouah
Josie Charles
Douglas Clark
Daniella Finch
Jacob Garvey
Alice Grant
Ethan Holland
Ed Lees
Aubrey Newman
Anna Rawlings
Abdul Sessay
Eniola Sunmon
Helena A. Whitfield
Kirsty Williamson

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