The House of Shades

Almeida Theatre, Islington
The House of Shades
Almeida Theatre, Islington

Blanche McIntyre (The Writer) directs the world premiere of Beth Steel’s (Wonderland) revelatory new play which spans five decades of the lives, and deaths, of the Webster family, starring Anne-Marie Duff.

Inside their home, set against the ever-changing industrial landscape of working-class Britain, some chase dreams of a brighter future and others are haunted by the nightmares of the past.

Previews from |
18th May 2020
Opening date |
26th May 2020
Booking from |
18th May 2020
Available until |
27th June 2020
Closes |
27th June 2020
Anne-Marie Duff
Anne-Marie Duff
as Constance

18 May 2020 to 27 Jun 2020

Beth Steel
Blanche McIntyre
Richard Howell
Gregory Clarke
Anna Fleischle
Lucy Hind
Anna Fleischle and Liam Bunster
Cast list:
Anne-Marie Duff

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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Anne-Marie Duff Almeida Theatre
Anne-Marie Duff to star in world premiere of The House of Shades at the Almeida
Friday, 21 February, 2020, 11:06
Anne-Marie Duff will return to the Almeida Theatre to star in the world premiere of Beth Steel’s The House of Shades. Blanche McIntyre will direct Steel’s family drama set in working-class Britain, opening in May. Set over five decades of the lives of the Webster family, The House of Shades pinpoints the changes that have taken place in working-class Britain. As a family looks towards a hopeful future, they’re also haunted by their pasts, where knives held by...
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