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There are no miracles in this world. Only those we make for ourselves.

It’s 8am and a revolt is underway.

The father is dying. The son is spying. The wife is cheating. The uncle is stealing. The mother is scheming. The dynasty is crumbling. 

One house. One fortune. One victor. 

Tinuke Craig (Genesis Future Directors Award, Random/Generations) makes her Almeida debut with a new production of Maxim Gorky’s savagely funny play, adapted by multi-award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett (AlbionKing Charles III).

By:
Maxim Gorky, adapted by Mike Bartlett
Director:
Tinuke Craig
Lighting:
Josh Pharo
Sound:
Emma Laxton
Design:
Fly Davis
Choreography:
Jenny Ogilvie
Cast list:
Siobhan Redmond, Alexandra Dowling, Arthur Hughes, Daniella Isaacs, Amber James, Danny Kirrane, Kayla Meikle, Cyril Nri, Lee Ross and Sophie Wu.

Almeida Theatre

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Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA
Venue Box Office:
020 7359 4404
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Samantha Bond to lead full cast of Vassa at Almeida Theatre
Tuesday, 27 August, 2019

Samantha Bond will lead the cast of Mike Bartlett’s upcoming adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s play Vassa Zheleznova at the Almeida Theatre. Directed by Tinuke Craig, whose production of The Color Purple recently ran in Leicester and Birmingham, Vassa is the story of a merchant’s family on the decline. As the marketing material reads: ‘The father is dying. The son is spying. The wife is cheating. The uncle is stealing. The mother is scheming. The dynasty is crumbling.’

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