Anne-Marie Duff

The House of Shades starring Anne-Marie Duff – first look images

Production images are in for The House of Shades at the Almeida Theatre starring Anne-Marie Duff

Blanche McIntyre (Hymn) directs the world premiere of Beth Steel’s revelatory new play which spans five decades of the lives, and deaths, of the Webster family.

Inside their home, set against the ever-changing industrial landscape of working-class Britain, some chase dreams of a brighter future and others are haunted by the nightmares of the past.

BAFTA and Olivier Award-nominated actor Anne-Marie Duff (His Dark MaterialsSex Education) returns to the Almeida to lead the cast as the Webster family matriarch. The cast features Gus Barry, Beatie Edney, Kelly Gough, Michael Grady-Hall, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Carol Macready, Stuart McQuarrie, Mark Meadows, Daniel Millar, Issie Riley and Emma Shipp

Beth Steel won Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Both The House of Shades and Wonderland were shortlisted for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

The creative team includes Set Designer Anna Fleischle, Costume Designer Liam Bunster, Lighting Designer Richard Howell, Sound Designer Gregory Clarke, Video Designer Isaac Madge, Movement and Intimacy Director Polly Bennett, Casting Director Annelie Powell, Associate Set Designer Liam Bunster, Dialect Coach Esi Acquaah-Harrison, Fight Director Kevin McCurdy, Costume Supervisor Natasha Prynne, Associate Fight Director Sam Behan, and Assistant Director Emily Ling Williams.

The House of Shades runs until 18 June 2022 at the Almeida Theatre, London.

Photos by Helen Murray.

📷 Main photo: Anne-Marie Duff in The House of Shades, Almeida Theatre.(c) Helen Maybanks

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