Game director returns to the Almeida to take on world premiere

Boy at the Almeida TheatreSacha Wares will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Boy by Leo Butler, after her directorial success in 2015 with the critically acclaimed production, Game, by Mike Bartlett.

Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including contemporary designers Miriam Buether for set design (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations) and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson’s Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier). Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry.

Wares is associate director at the Young Vic and was previously Associate Director of the Royal Court from 2007-2013. Previous directorial credits include Wild Swans and Generations at the Young Vic, Sucker Punch, My Child and Credible Witness at the Royal Court, Random at the Royal Court and UK Tour, Trade at the Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Soho Theatre.

Butler’s playwriting credits include Alison! A Rock Opera at the Royal Court, King’s Head Theatre and the Spread Eagle Theatre, Could You Please Close The Door Please at the FIND Festival and Schaubuhne, Berlin, Sixty-Nine at The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival, Juicy Fruits at Paines Plough, Traverse Theatre and Royal Exchange, Come to Where I’m From at Paines Plough and Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May 2016.

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