Casting has been announced for the Almeida’s production of Anne Washburn’s new play Shipwreck, which is set at a dinner with the 45th President of the United States. Directed by Almeida Theatre artistic director Rupert Goold, the play is set during winter at an upstate farmhouse, as a group gathers to have a formal dinner with the president. It runs at the theatre from 12th February to 30th March. The cast of the production will feature Tara Fitzgerald, Fisayo Akinade, Raquel Cassidy, Justine Mitchell, Khalid Abdalla, Elliot Cowan, Risteárd Cooper and Adam James.
There have been a good number of plays across London that have addressed The Issue that is Donald Trump, whether it be Jon Culshaw’s tip of the hat in the first production of the Pinter season, or the Bridge’s contemporary Julius Caesar. But at the Almeida, Anne Washburn takes Trump on head-on, deconstructing almost every element of the President’s character, political career, and the people... Read more