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A collage of three images of different parts of a womans face.
A collage of three images of different parts of a womans face.

The Writer

By Ella Hickson, Directed by Blanche McIntyre

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14 Apr — 26 May 2018

“I want awe. I feel like I need blood. All the time. And anything less than that makes me feel desperate. It makes me feel like I want to die.”

A young writer challenges the status quo but discovers that creative gain comes at a personal cost.

She wants to change the shape of the world. But a new way of thinking needs a new story.

Ella Hickson returns to the Almeida following the success of Oil in 2016 with this searing exploration of power and patriarchy directed by Blanche McIntyre.


Photo: Romola Garai photographed by Clara Giaminardi.

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Writer Ella Hickson
 Blanche McIntyre
Design Anna Fleischle
Light Richard Howell
Sound Emma Laxton
Movement Sasha Milavic Davies
Video Designer Zakk Hein
 Julia Horan CDG
Costume Supervision Natasha Prynne
Design Associate Ruth Hall
Design Assistant Emily Bestow
Design Intern Gioia Danz
Resident Director Piers Black

Romola Garai
Michael Gould
Lara Rossi
Samuel West