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14 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018

World Premiere

The Writer

By Ella Hickson

Directed By Blanche McIntyre

Tickets £10 - £39.50

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“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.”

She wants to change the shape of the world. But a new way of thinking needs a new story. How can she make herself heard?

Ella Hickson returns to the Almeida following the success of Oil in 2016 with the world premiere of The Writer, directed by Blanche McIntyre.

Dates & Tickets

Previews Sat 14 Apr - Fri 20 Apr 
Press Night Tue 24 Apr 7pm

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 2 May
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 28 Apr

14 Apr - 20 Apr
£32, £28, £20, £10
21 Apr - 26 May

£39.50, £32, £20, £10

Thu 3 May 
Post-show discussion with members of The Writer company. Free to same-day ticket holders. 

Almeida Questions
Mon 30 Apr 6pm
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 will discuss the key issues and ideas raised by The Writer

Captioned Performance
Fri 11 May 7.30pm

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£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale from Mon 26 Mar.

Audio Described performance
by VocalEyes
Sat 19 May 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)


£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale from Mon 26 Mar. 

Islington First
Sat 14 Apr - Wed 25 Apr
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. 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. 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 on sale Mon 26 Mar for performances Mon 16 Apr, Tue 17 Apr, Mon 23 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Tue 1 May, Mon 7 May, Tue 8 May. Book using the promo code UNDER25. 

*Subject to availability. Not available in the final week of performances.

Romola Garai

Romola Garai plays The Writer. Her previous theatre credits include Queen Anne at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; Measure for Measure at the Young Vic;Indian Ink at Roundabout Theatre (New York); The Village Bike at the Royal Court;Three Sisters at the Lyric Hammersmith; King Lear and The Seagull for the RSC and Calico at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Her television work includes The Miniaturist; Born to Kill; Churchill’s Secret; Legacy; The Hour; Crimson Petal and the White; Emma; Mary Bryant; Daniel Deronda; Perfect; Attachments and The Last of the Blonde Bombshells. For film, her credits include Suffragette; Dominion; The Last Days on Mars; Having You;Junkhearts; One Day; Glorious 39; The Other Man; Atonement; Angel; Amazing Grace; Renaissance; Scoop; As You Like It; Inside I’m Dancing; Vanity Fair; Havana Nights; Nicholas Nickleby and I Capture the Castle.

Cast & Creatives

Cast includes
Romola Garai

Further casting to be announced

Writer Ella Hickson
Blanche McIntyre
Design Anna Fleischle
Lighting Richard Howell
Sound Emma Laxton
Movement Sasha Milavic Davies 
 Julia Horan CDG

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