The Almeida Theatre has announced a new season for 2021. Highlights include: The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Yaël Farber, featuring Olivier-nominated James McArdle and four-time Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan, making her UK stage debut.
The sold-out live-streamed world premiere production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn, originally due to play to socially distanced audiences at the Almeida Theatre, will be available to rent on demand from 3-9 March 2021.
In an empty Almeida Theatre, two heavyweight actors – Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani – bring serious male energy to Lolita Chakrabati’s new play Hymn.
We round up the reviews for Lolita Chakrabarti’s new play Hymn, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.
The world premiere production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn, originally due to play to socially distanced audiences at London’s Almeida Theatre, will now be streamed live from the theatre for five performances from 17-20 February 2021 (press performance is 18 February). Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the play features Adrian Lester in the role of Gil and Danny Sapani as Benny.
Do fill your glass, glam up and get ready to join host Jason Manford in saluting the Olivier Awards 2020 winners and nominees. Oh and why not take a look at the social media build-up to the big night too.
Young writers and performers take a long hard look at climate change with entertaining results in Almeida Theatre’s digital season Shifting Tides.
Due to Covid-19 related theatre closures, Robert Icke’s award-winning Almeida Theatre production of The Doctor, starring Juliet Stevenson, will now be postponed until 2021
Anne-Marie Duff returns to the Almeida Theatre to star in the world premiere of Beth Steel’s new play The House of Shades. Full casting for the theatre’s UK premiere of Daddy is also announced.
On the surface Albion may be a play about a woman restoring a garden, but once you dig beneath the topsoil this play is about a complicated, nostalgic and divided society, struggling to reason with its national identity.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the revival of Mike Bartlett’s play Albion at the Almeida Theatre.
Andrew Scott, Sharon D. Clarke, Juliet Stevenson, Sam Tutty and Hammed Animashaun have won the top acting honours at the 2019 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.
Sheffield Theatres scooped two awards in The Stage Awards 2020: Regional Theatre of the Year and Achievement in Technical Theatre.
This isn’t a ‘best of’ list it’s my best-of list, these are the plays that shaped me this decade and will stay with me well into the next.
Acting honours go to Andrew Scott & Maggie Smith at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards while Sweat wins Best Play.
Vassa, once a timely satire of the iniquities of capitalism in its day, doesn’t really have much to say when the director has so squarely decided to move it so out of time and place.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Tinuke Craig’s production of Vassa at the Almeida Theatre.
Robert Icke’s Almeida Theatre production, The Doctor, will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre from 20 April to 11 July 2020, with press night on 29 April. Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson will reprise her role as Professor Ruth Wolff.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
The Almeida Theatre has announced that associate director Rebecca Frecknall’s new production of John Webster’s revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi will star Lydia Wilson in the title role. The production opens on 10 December 2019, with previews from 2 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.