After a sell-out Almeida run, The Twilight Zone will transfer to the West End and will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 4 March 2019 (press night is 8 March). Adapted by Anne Washburn (Mr Burns), this production of the acclaimed classic CBS television series The Twilight Zone is directed by the multi-award-winning director (winner of seven Olivier Awards) Richard Jones.
The Twilight Zone is based on original stories by Rod Serling, and two of the most frequent and celebrated contributors, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson from the CBS television series. It is one of television’s most revered and influential science-fiction fantasy shows and ran on American network CBS from 1959 to 1964, winning three Emmy Awards during its 156-episode run.
With the original series celebrating its 60th anniversary year, a new version of The Twilight Zone recently began production and is coming to CBS All Access in 2019 with Jordan Peele serving as host and narrator.
Producer Ron Fogelman said: “The impact the production had on the audience at the Almeida Theatre was wonderful, showing just how timeless these stories continue to be. Anne Washburn and Richard Jones have created a unique experience for the theatre that taps straight into the imagination.”
Artistic director of the Almeida, Rupert Goold, said:
“Half of the people who booked to see The Twilight Zone at the Almeida were visiting our theatre for the first time so it feels hugely exciting to be giving new audiences another chance to catch this extraordinary, wildly entertaining creation from Anne Washburn and Richard Jones.”
The Twilight Zone has design by Paul Steinberg, with costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and D.M Wood, composition and sound by Sarah Angliss, sound by Christopher Shutt, movement direction by Aletta Collins, casting by Julia Horan, and illusions by Richard Wiseman and Will Houstoun. Casting to be announced in due course.
The production is presented by Ron Fogelman for Your Next Stop Limited and the Almeida Theatre. Kenny Wax is executive producer.