Artistic director Rupert Goold has announced the new season at the Almeida Theatre for spring/summer 2018. The season begins with the world premiere of Ella Hickson’s play The Writer, which is about a writer who wants to change the world and make herself heard. Hickson’s play Oil ran at the Almeida in 2016, and The Writer will be directed by Blanche McIntyre when it runs from 14th April to 26th May. It will have designs by Anna Fleischle, sound by Emma Laxton and lighting by Richard Howell.
Summer and Smoke is one of Tennessee Williams’ lesser-performed plays (its last major production in London was in 2006 at the Apollo Theatre), but this stunning Almeida Theatre production makes you wonder why. With two huge central roles and an intensely atmospheric feel, it really should not be missed.