22 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019

Almeida Young Company

(This Isn’t) A True Story

By Nina Segal

Directed By Joseph Hancock

£10 (£5 25s and under)

25s and under
Enter the promo code 25UNDER when booking.

Book together with a performance of Almeida Young Company's The Wave  for £15. Valid for performances on the same day only. 

Tickets on the door will be cash only. 

production information

February, 1979. The government killed JFK. July, 2019. Measles outbreaks are up 300%.

A nondescript small town in the heart of the American Midwest. An empty room with no windows, somewhere in the north or east or north-east of London.

On the edge of town, a stranger appears.
On the makeshift stage, a person stands.

A detective. An actor. It’s the morning. The evening.

Set between the 1970s and today, (This Isn’t) A True Story explores conspiracy, community and why we believe what we choose to believe.

The stranger smiles, lifts his hand to wave.
The lights go down. Opens his mouth to speak. The fictional performance is beginning.

Performed by members of the Almeida Young Company (18-25). 

Dates & Tickets

Mon 22 - Thu 25 July 8.45pm
The Rose Lipman Building

Book together with a performance of Almeida Young Company's The Wave for £15. Valid for performances on the same day only. 

Tickets on the door will be cash only. 

Nina Segal's previous productions include: Dismantle This Room (Royal Court; Bush Theatre); In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) (Gate Theatre/ Orange Tree Theatre/ Teatro Belli, Rome/ Atlantic Amplified Series, NYC), Big Guns (Yard Theatre) and Danger Signals (New Ohio, NYC). Upcoming productions include: Welcome to Radio Elusia (Boundless Theatre); In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) (Staatstheater Mainz) and Big Guns (Theater Ingolstadt).

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Additional information

Performances take place at The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Rd, N1 5SQ 

Please note: (This Isn't) A True Story features strong language and sudden loud noises. 

Recommended for ages 14+

Find out more about our production guidance and warnings or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

Cast & Creatives

Writer Nina Segal
Direction Joseph Hancock
Design Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting Design Philip Burke
Sound Design
 Michael Woods
Movement Director
Rebecca Steel
Assistant Director Valerie Sadoh

Performed by members of the Almeida Young Company (18-25)
Maymuna Abdi
Azan Ahmed
Renee Bailey
Anshula Mauree Bain
Sylvie Briggs 
James Bullen
Adam Hasyim Cranfield
Kenny Cumino
Caroline Elms
Rees Jenkins
Dom Luck
Iona McTaggart
Kent Okwesa
Bridget Rudder
Sasha Venmore-Rowland
Jerry Woolley