By Maxim Gorky | adapted by Mike Bartlett
Directed By Tinuke Craig
There are no miracles in this world. Only those we make for ourselves.
It’s 8am and a revolt is underway.
The father is dying. The son is spying. The wife is cheating. The uncle is stealing. The mother is scheming. The dynasty is crumbling.
One house. One fortune. One victor.
Tinuke Craig (The Color Purple, Random/Generations) makes her Almeida debut with a new production of Maxim Gorky’s savagely funny play, adapted by multi award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett (Albion, King Charles III, Doctor Foster). Cast includes Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey, The RSC, Outnumbered).
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Previews Sat 5 Oct – Mon 14 Oct
Press Night 7pm Tue 15 Oct
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 23 Oct
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 19 Oct
5 Oct – 14 Oct
£34, £29, £20, £10
16 Oct – 23 Nov
£42.50, £34, £20, £10
Almeida Rush allows audiences to book last minute tickets to popular Almeida shows. Tickets released Tuesday at 1pm here.
Mon 4 Nov
Post-show talk with members of the Vassa company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Under One Roof
Mon 28 Oct
Adults boomeranging back to live with Mum and Dad. Garages converted into granny flats. As property prices soar, are there benefits to multigenerational living? Inspired by Vassa, this Almeida Questions panel discusses shacking up with your extended family.
Thu 14 Nov 7.30pm
£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale Tue 17 Sep at 5pm.
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
Audio Described performance
Sat 9 Nov 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)
£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale Tue 17 Sep at 5pm.
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
Sat 5 Oct – Wed 16 Oct (except 15 Oct)
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 will be available to those age 25 and under for performances on Mon 7 Oct, Tue 8 Oct, Mon 14 Oct, Mon 21 Oct, Tue 22 Oct, Mon 28 Oct & Tue 29 Oct. Enter the promo code 25UNDER to access. Tickets go on sale Tue 17 Sep at 5pm.
Theatre includes: The Lie (Menier Chocolate Factory); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Passion Play; What The Butler Saw; An Ideal Husband; Arcadia; Donkey's Years; Woman of No Importance; Three Tall Women (West End); King James Readings (National Theatre); Rubinstein's Kiss; Memory of Water (Hampstead Theatre); Macbeth (Albery Theatre); Amy's View (Broadway/ National Theatre/ West End); Memory of Water (Tour/ West End); The Winter's Tale (RSC); Much Ado About Nothing (UK Tour); Romeo and Juliet (Lyric Studio).
Television includes: Death In Paradise; The Queen and I; Silent Witness; Making It; Election Spy; Moving On; Home Fires; Outnumbered; Downton Abbey; The Call Out; The Preston Passion; My City on Fire; Midsomer Murders; New Tricks; Fanny Hill; Distant Shores; Murder Rooms; Donovan; NCS: Manhunt; The Bombmaker; Clapham Junction.
Film includes: Cold Blood Legacy; A Winter Prince; A Bunch of Amateurs; Blinded; Yes; Die Another Day; The World Is Not Enough; What Rats Won't Do; Tomorrow Never Dies; Golden Eye.
Running time TBC. Find out more about our running times here.
This production features the smoking of real cigarettes. Read more about our production guidance and warnings or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.
by Maxim Gorky
adapted by Mike Bartlett
Direction Tinuke Craig
Design Fly Davis
Light Joshua Pharo
Sound Emma Laxton
Movement Jenny Ogilvie
Casting Annelie Powell CDG
Resident Director Tamar Saphra