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Trafalgar To Be Transformed Again

12 March 2014 - 03:25 PM

Three or four shows, running for a year starting this summer.  All to be announced in advance this time round.  Hoping to be "more ambitious" this time round.


Rupert Goold's First Almeida Season

12 February 2014 - 08:37 AM

KING CHARLES III, by Mike Bartlett, previews start April, about life after Prince Charles ascends to the throne.

Then MR BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, by Anne Washburn, an off-Broadway hit, about story-telling in a post-apocalyptic world, with heavy use of the Simpsons.

Later in the year, a new verbatim piece about the 2011 riots by the creator of London Road, and an Ella Hickson play about the history of oil.


Profile of Goold here:

Mark Shenton Fired From Sunday Express

05 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

I know that there are very mixed opinions about Mark Shenton on here, but I was sorry to see that he was fired from the Sunday Express for what seems a truly bizarre reason given the source of the proprietor's fortune...


My guess is that they'd been looking to get rid for a while - I've thought it surprising that the Sunday Express of all papers kept a theatre review column going - and found a way where they could allege they weren't to blame. Pretty despicable behaviour in my view. If you can't afford him, ok. If you don't like what he writes, fine. But for this reason...

1984 At The Almeida

25 October 2013 - 08:06 AM

First production of the New Year at the Almeida will be 1984, based on the Orwell novel.  It's a coproduction between the Almeida, Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse, where it appeared earlier this year to very strong reviews.

8 Feb - 29 Mar.  Priority booking from 29 Oct.

Robert Icke, one of the cocreators of 1984, is joining the Almeida as Associate Director.  He was previously Associate Director of Headlong.