Almeida Announce New Season

Almeida Theatre Announce 2017 Season

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 … Read more

Rehearsal Images For Benedict Cumberbatch In Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet

These great rehearsal images have just been released for Lyndsey Turner’s production of Hamlet which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. This exciting new production of Hamlet starts performances at the Barbican Theatre on 5 August 2015 for an exclusive 12-week run. Set designs are by Es Devlin with costume designs by Katrina Lindsay, video by Luke Halls, lighting by Jane Cox, music by Jon Hopkins, sound by Christopher Shutt, movement by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and fights by Bret Yount. For ongoing ticket availability please check the Barbican website at hamlet.barbican.org.uk Photos: Johan Persson

REVIEW: Light Shining In Buckinghamshire, Lyttleton Theatre ✭✭

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill at the National theatre

There is an acute fascination in watching the richly intense banquet give way, bit by bit, to the advances of the common folk, to see the lavish table become stripped bare, and then transform into a place for measured debate instead of entitled excess. The wonderful lighting from Bruno Poet only accentuates the lush transition, as does Mary Chadwick’s atmospheric music. The hint of the regally attired Charles and his retinue, like a gorgeously detailed ghost, hovers in the background – there, but not there.

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