Almeida Theatre, Islington
Almeida Theatre, Islington
Our Review 5 / 5

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In the ruins of a garden in rural England, in a house which was once a home, one woman searches for seeds of hope. Following a sell-out run in 2017, The Telegraph’s "Play of the Year" returns to the Almeida for just 30 performances. Albion is by Mike Bartlett, directed by Rupert Goold and marked their first collaboration following their international award-winning production of King Charles III

Photo credit: 2017 production

Previews from |
1st February 2020
Opening date |
5th February 2020
Booking from |
26th October 2020
Available until |
29th February 2020
Closes |
29th February 2020
Mike Bartlett
Rupert Goold
Neil Austin
Gregory Clarke
Miriam Buether
Rebecca Frecknall
Cast list:
Nigel Betts, Edyta Budnik, Wil Coban, Angel Coulby, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Dónal Finn, Geoffrey Freshwater, Victoria Hamilton, Margot Leicester, Nicholas Rowe, Helen Schlesinger

Almeida Theatre Venue Information

Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA
Venue Box Office:
020 7359 4404
Nearest tube:
Angel or Highbury & Islington

Customer reviews

Our Review of Albion


Beautiful country gardens can blossom with age; they can also wither and degenerate, of course, depending on how well they are managed and cared for. The same is true of plays; so it's a particular pleasure to welcome this 2017 Almeida hit back to its original home, where its bracing portrait of a grieving mother trying to make sense of changes in her life registers even more poignantly, re-opening just days after Britain officially left the EU. Read more


Director Rupert Goold and playwright Mike Bartlett are well known for delivering theatrical fireworks, both verbal and physical. When they previously joined forces at the Almeida, the result was that exhilarating firecracker of a play about the modern monarchy King Charles III, that went on to West End and Broadway success. Read more

Latest Albion News & Features

Albion, starring Victoria Hamilton and Daisy Edgar-Jones
BBC to air Albion, starring Victoria Hamilton and Daisy Edgar-Jones, on 16 August
Thursday, 06 August, 2020, 11:21
As part of their Culture in Quarantine series, the BBC has announced that it will release the Almeida Theatre's Albion, starring Victoria Hamilton (The Crown) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) this August. The critically acclaimed play will be broadcast on Sunday 16 August at 10:10pm on BBC4. The gripping drama, written by Mike Bartlett (King George III) and directed by Rupert Goold (Judy, Ink), returned to the Almeida Theatre in a sold-out...
Full casting announced for Mike Bartlett’s Albion at the Almeida
Wednesday, 06 September, 2017
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...
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