The full casting for Mike Bartlett’s play Albion at the Almeida Theatre has been announced. Joining the previously announced Victoria Hamilton will be Nigel Betts, Edyta Budnik, Christopher Fairbank, Charlotte Hope, Margot Leicester, Vinette Robinson, Nicholas Rowe, Helen Schlesinger and Luke Thallon. Albion is set in rural England and, directed by Almeida AD Rupert Goold, follows the pair’s collaboration on King Charles III, which opened at the theatre in 2014. Bartlett’s TV drama Doctor Foster started its second series on BBC One last night.
'It's England really, isn't it? A climate without cloud and rain isn't honest.'
In the ruins of a garden in rural England, in a house which was once a home, one woman searches for seeds of hope. Albion is a new play by Mike Bartlett, directed by Rupert Goold, their first collaboration following their international award-winning production of King Charles III.
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The Almeida Theatre has announced three brand new plays as part of its forthcoming season. The season begins with a new play by Mike Bartlett called Albion. Directed by Rupert Goold, the play is set in rural England and follows the pair’s collaboration on King Charles III, which opened at the theatre in 2014. It will star Victoria Hamilton, whose recent television appearances include playing the Queen Mother in Netflix series The Crown. The production will have designs by Miriam Buether, lighting by Neil Austin, and runs from 17th October to 24th November.