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Almeida Theatre, Islington
Almeida Theatre, Islington

“Man, sometimes it takes a long time to sound like yourself”
Miles Davis

Two men meet at a funeral.
Gil knew the deceased. Benny did not.
Before long their families are close.
Soon they’ll be singing the same tune.

Benny is a loner anchored by his wife and children. Gil longs to fulfil his potential. They form a deep bond but as cracks appear in their fragile lives they start to realise that true courage comes in different forms.

Previews from |
26th July 2021
Opening date |
28th July 2021
Closes |
14th August 2021
Lolita Chakrabarti
Blanche McIntyre
Cast list:
Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani

Almeida Theatre Venue Information

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

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Photo credit: Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani (Photo by Zeinab Batchelor)
‘Hymn’ world premiere to be livestreamed at Almeida Theatre
Monday, 01 February, 2021, 12:58
UPDATE: In a tweet from the Almeida Theatre, Hymn will be available to watch on Sky Arts on 18 April.  Originally, the world premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn was due to open at the Almeida Theatre last month. Sadly, in-person performances were cancelled, but Hymn will still be premiered at the Almeida in a livestream presentation. Following two men who meet at a funeral, Gil and Benny quickly become friends. Forming a deep bond with one another, the...
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