Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold has announced a new season of plays exploring leadership in crisis and the power of words.
The season will begin at the end of April with The Treatment, a play by Martin Crimp. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (returning to the Almeida following her award-winning production of Chimerica) The Treatment is set in a film studio in New York. A young woman has an urgent story to tell. But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit.
The cast of The Treatment includes Aisling Loftus as Anne and Matthew Needham as Simon. The Treatment will be designed by Giles Cadle, with lighting by Neil Austin, composition by Rupert Cross, fight direction by Bret Yount, sound by Chris Shutt, and voice coaching by Charmian Hoare. Casting is by Julia Horan. The Treatment runs from 24 April – 10 June 2017.
Ink is set in Fleet Street in 1969. James Graham’s ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper – when a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asked the impossible and launched its first editor’s quest, against all odds, to give the people what they want.
Ink will be directed by Rupert Goold, designed by Bunny Christie, and lighting design by Neil Austin. Ink runs from 17 June – 5 August 2017.
Against is a new play by Christopher Shinn which will star Ben Wishaw. Directed by Ian Rickson, Against is set in Silicon Valley of the future where Luke is an aerospace billionaire. Luke can talk to anyone., but God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way.
Against will be designed by Ultz running from 12 August – 30 September 2017.
Tickets for the Almeida Season go on sale to the general public on 2 February 2017