NEWS: The Almeida Theatre Announces New Season of Work

The theatre’s upcoming season is set to include two world premieres, a Tennessee Williams piece and the launch of the second series of digital films in the Figures of Speech Project. 


Opening the Almeida’s Autumn/Winter season will be the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s new play Albion, running at the theatre from the 10th October – 24th November. The production will be directed by Rupert Goold, the pair’s first collaboration since King Charles III and set to star Victoria Hamilton.

‘It’s England really, isn’t it? A climate without cloud and rain isn’t honest.’

In the ruins of a garden in rural England, in a house which was once a home, one woman searches for seeds of hope.

It will then be followed by another world premiere, this time The Twilight Zone, adapted  by Anne Washburn and directed by Richard Jones. It will premiere at the theatre from the 5th December until the 27th January 2018. The production is based on stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson from the CBS television series.

Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area which we call the Twilight Zone.

2018 will officially begin with a production of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke  which will play at the Almeida Theatre from the 24th February until the 7th April 2018.

The girl who said ‘no’ — she doesn’t exist anymore, she died last summer — suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her.’

In the heat of summer – under the wings of an angel – Alma meets John.

Trapped between desire and fear in a life of obligation, her world turns upside down in the search for salvation.

Talking about the news Almeida’s Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: “We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.” 

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