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.
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.