Inside the Rehearsals of….Women, Beware the Devil, Almeida Theatre

The production is set to begin performances at the London theatre from the 11th February.

(c) Marc Brenner

Rehearsal images have been released for Rupert Goold’s (Tammy FayePatriots) upcoming production of Lulu Raczka’s (Antigone, Nothing).  new play, which will run at the Almeida Theatre until the 25th March.

(c)Marc Brenner

England, 1640. A war is brewing. Rumours are flying. A household is in crisis.…and the Devil’s having some fun. For Lady Elizabeth nothing is more important than protecting her family’s legacy and their ancestral home. When that comes under threat, she elicits the help of Agnes, a young servant suspected of witchcraft. But Agnes has dark dreams of her own for this house.

The cast for this production is set to include: Leo Bill (The Duchess of Malfi; Posh), Carly-Sophia Davies(Spring Awakening; The Eternal Daughter), Aurora Dawson-Hunte (Queens; Cherry Orchard) Ioanna Kimbook (The Duchess of Malfi; Bitter Wheat), Nathan Laryea (Spring Awakening; Tartuffe), Lydia Leonard (Little Eyolf; Wolf Hall), Alison Oliver (Best Interest; Conversations with Friends) and Lola Shalam, who is making her professional debut.

(c)Marc Brenner

Lulu Raczka is an award-winning writer for theatre, screen and radio. She started writing with the company Barrel Organ (Nothing, Some People Talk About Violence), and has since written for Unicorn Theatre (Gulliver’s Travels), Gate Theatre (Clytemnestra), New Diorama Theatre (AntigoneA Girl in School Uniform) and Theatre503 (Grey Man).

Rupert Goold is the Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre where he has previously directed Tammy FayePatriots ( which transfers to West End in May 2023), Spring AwakeningThe HuntShipwreckAlbion (broadcast on BBC Four), Ink (also West End and Broadway), Richard III (broadcast live to cinemas around the world), MedeaThe Merchant of Venice, King Charles III (West End, Broadway, UK and international tour) and American Psycho (also Broadway). 

(c)Marc Brenner

The creative team for the production team also includes: Set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Evie Gurney, lighting design by Tim Lutkin. Adam Cork is both sound designer and composer, and casting director is Amy Ball.

For more information about the production visit: https://almeida.co.uk/whats-on/women-beware-the-devil/

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