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The Hunt

Almeida Theatre, Islington
The Hunt
Almeida Theatre, Islington
Our Review 5 / 5

We are a small community. The happiness of our children is everything. Our hopes and dreams rest in these tiny souls. 

In a small town in northern Denmark, the children celebrate Harvest Festival.

In the forest by the water the men of the lodge stand naked in the cold. This is their country. This is their song.

In the shadows a lonely child gives a strange man her heart.

The hunt begins.

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold directs The Hunt by David Farr (The Night ManagerSpooks), based on the critically acclaimed Danish film thriller Jagten, by Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm.

Previews from |
17th June 2019
Opening date |
26th June 2019
Booking from |
30th November 2020
Available until |
3rd August 2019
Closes |
3rd August 2019
Categories |
Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm, adapted by David Farr
Rupert Goold
Neil Austin
Adam Cork
Es Devlin
Botis Seva
Evie Gurney
Cast list:
Michele Austin, Stuart Campbell, Adrien Der Gregorian, Keith Higham, Harrison Houghton, Danny Kirrane, Tobias Menzies, Poppy Miller, Abbiegail Mills, George Nearn Stuart, Itoya Osagiede, Justin Salinger, Jethro Skinner, Taya Tower, Howard Ward, Florence White

Almeida Theatre Venue Information

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

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Hunt


The Almeida previously struck theatrical gold in 2004 with a stage version of Thomas Vinterberg's 1998 Danish film Festen, chronicling a disturbing story of child abuse in a family, that subsequently transferred to the West End and also (briefly) to Broadway. Now it achieves a similar sense of churning unease with another story of child abuse, adapted by David Farr from another Vinterberg film Jagten, originally released in 2012.  Read more

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