Game at the Almeida Theatre

Almeida Theatre

Mike Bartlett’s timely play about the UK’s housing crisis at the Almeida Theatre.

Mike Bartlett follows his acclaimed Almeida Theatre play King Charles III with a new play about the UK’s housing crisis.

A young couple are offered a home of their own – but at what price? Invasive and unnerving, this World Premiere of Mike Bartlett’s provocative new play invites the audience to spy on a family as they explore a dangerous new way to live.

The cast will include Georgina Beedle, Clare Burt, Daniel Cerqueira, Kevin Harvey, Chloe Hesar, Jodie McNee, Mike Noble, Ben Righton, Richard Sumitro and Susan Wokoma.

Directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether (Sucker Punch), Game promises to be a fascinating and vital new play.

Wares and Buether will dramatically reconfigure the Almeida’s auditorium for this ground-breaking production. Seated in four separate zones, the audience will experience an unnervingly intimate view of the action.

CAST

Georgina Beedle most recently appeared in Michael Grandage’s Peter and Alice at the Noël Coward Theatre. Her television work includes Silk, Doc Martin, Vicious, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Tracy Beaker and The Bill.

Clare Burt’s theatre credits include A Streetcar Named Desire and Vernon God Little (both Young Vic), London Road, The Miracle/DNA/Baby Girl and Coram Boy (all National Theatre), Into The Woods, Nine and Company (all Donmar Warehouse) and This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible). Film and television include Top Boy, Criminal Justice and A Woman of Substance. She is soon to appear in the upcoming film of London Road.

Daniel Cerqueira theatre credits includeBlood Wedding and Aunt Dan & Lemon(Almeida), Guantanamo (Tricycle), Birdland, Plasticine, Mountain Language, The Crutch and Cleansed (The Royal Court), Feast, The Changeling, Vernon God Little, Jo Turner’s Come & Gone, Sleeping Beauty and Afore Night Come (Young Vic), Fortunes Fool (Old Vic), Table (National Theatre) and Arabian Nights (RSC). Daniel’s extensive television credits include Ripper Street, Call the Midwife, New Tricks, Top Boy, Wallander, Birdsong, Rome, Spooks and I’m Alan Partridge. On film he has appeared in The Woman in Black and Saving Private Ryan.

Kevin Harvey most recently appeared in The Book of Mormon (West End). His other theatre credits include Titus Andronicus and Candide (both RSC Swan Season 2013), The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse), Decade (Headlong), Salt (Manchester Royal Exchange), Wig Out! (Royal Court) and Stags & Hens (Royal Court Liverpool). Kevin’s television credits include Spooks, Ruby in the Smoke, Holby City and Merseybeat.

Chloe Hesar makes her theatre debut in Game. Chloe’s television credits include Doctors, Parents, The Inbetweeners, Silent Witness, Sadie J and M. I. HIGH. On film she has appeared in Survivor and Faintheart.

Jodie McNee is currently performing in 3 Winters at the National Theatre. Her theatre credits include Hobson’s Choice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), A Life Of Galileo, Written On The Heart and Measure For Measure (all RSC), King Lear and The Frontline (both Shakespeares Globe), Orpheus Descending and A Taste of Honey (both Manchester Royal Exchange) and Cymbeline and The Changeling (both Cheek by Jowl). Jodie’s television credits include Criminal Justice and Poirot.

Mike Noble played the role of Christopher in the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at the Apollo Theatre. His other theatre credits include Port (National Theatre), Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith) and Mudlarks (Hightide Festival/ Bush Theatre). On television he has appeared in Mr Selfridge, Prisoners Wives and soon to be aired ITV drama Home Fires. Films include World War Z, Private Peaceful and Jack Ryan.

Ben Righton most recently appeared on stage in 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre. His other theatre credits include Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre), King of Hearts (Out of Joint), Guy Fawkes Night (Old Vic 24 hour plays) and Journey’s End (New Ambassadors Theatre). On television he has been in Law and Order, Lewis, Doctor Who, Bones, Poirot, and Joe Maddison’s War.

Richard Sumitro’s theatre credits include Home Theatre and Pinocchio (both Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Red Fortress and Duck! (both Unicorn Theatre), Indian Ink (Salisbury Playhouse), The Railway Children (Nottingham Playhouse), The Country Wife (Watford Palace Theatre) and Hobson’s Choice (Young Vic). Film credits include The Hoarder, The Comedian and Heroes and Villains.

Susan Wokoma most recently appeared in Hotel at the National Theatre. Her other theatre credits include Julius Caesar (Donmar New York Transfer – St Ann’s Warehouse), Little on the inside and Dream Pill (Clean Break/Almeida Festival), Three Birds (Bush Theatre/Royal Exchange Manchester) Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court) and The Country Wife and Powder Monkey (both Royal Exchange Manchester). On film and television she has appeared in Half of a Yellow Sun, The Inbetweeners 2, Misfits, Doctors and Holby City. Her radio credits include Mrs Pickwick’s Papers and Three Strong Women.