Almeida Theatre

Almeida Theatre

Game at the Almeida Theatre

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

Almeida Theatre

Almeida Theatre

The Almeida is a world-leading theatre space in North London led by award-winning director Rupert Goold.

1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

Headlong’s extraordinary new production of George Orwell’s 1984 transfers to the Playhouse Theatre.

Chimerica at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Chimerica is the fascinating, critically acclaimed new play by Lucy Kirkwood that wowed audiences at the Almeida, and now transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End for a limited season.

Casting Announced For Matthew Dunster’s Production Of Rodney Ackland’s Before The Party

Matthew Dunster will direct Rodney Ackland’s Before The Party at the Almeida Theatre from 21 March – 11 May 2013, with press night on 28 March. Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, Before The Party has designs by Anna Fleischle with lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by Ian Dickinson. Dunster’s production of Before The Party will be the first in over 25 years.

Almeida Theatre Spring 2012

Bijan Sheibani To Direct Shohreh Aghdashloo In Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House Of Bernarda Alba; Michael Attenborough To Direct Samantha Spiro In Edwardo De Filippo’s Filumena In A New English Version By Tanya Ronder; Jeremy Herrin To Direct World Premiere Of Matthew Dunster’s Children’s Children; Michael Attenborough To Direct Jonathan Pryce As King Lear

Michael Attenborough To Direct Kieran Bew, Siân Brooke, Tom Burke And Billie Piper In Uk Premiere Of Neil Labute’s Reasons To Be Pretty

Michael Attenborough will direct the UK premiere of Neil LaBute’s Reasons To Be Pretty. Reasons To Be Pretty will run at the Almeida Theatre from 10 November 2011 – 14 January 2012 with press night on 17 November. Designs are by Soutra Gilmour with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Fergus O’Hare. The cast comprises Kieran Bew, Siân Brooke, Tom Burke and Billie Piper.

Evening Standard Awards – winners

Royal Court and National Theatre sweep up at annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards; Royal Court wins best play; National’s Nancy Carroll and Rory Kinnear win best actress and actor

Hot new shows in June

June is proving to be a busy month for West End Theatre with a number of high-profile openings, including work from big name directors such as Sam Mendes, Richard Eyre and Matthew Warchus.

Transfer News: Juliet Stevenson, Avenue Q, Prunella Scales and War Horse

It’s all change in the West End as a number of shows close to make way for transfers from other theatres. In an increasingly risk-averse climate for producers, a hit in a small venue or success in a limited run could mean money if it transfers into the West End.  The subsidised National Theatre and Almeida are bringing in War Horse and Duet for One respectively, Cameron Mackintosh decides to keep Avenue Q running and Carrie’s War and Saturday Night transfer from smaller venues. Duet For One The Almeida’s recently acclaimed production Duet for One will transfer to the West …

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London Theatre – 2009 Preview

  If theatre mirrors life then you would expect 2009 to be a bad year for the performing arts in London: economic downturns and credit crunches sound like gloomy news for our discretionary entertainment spending. But West End theatre box office figures have kept on going up in recent years, and the huge number of new productions sailing into town during 2009 could mean that Theatreland manages to buck the trend. THE GREAT REVIVAL The RSC, National Theatre, Donmar and Old Vic dominated straight drama in the West End in 2008, and they haven’t finished yet. Big hitters coming to …

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