The default description of the Almeida Theatre is invariably to call it a powerhouse - in a review for a West End transfer of Mary Stuart last year, Fiona Mountford wrote in the Evening Standard, "The all-conquering Almeida is at it again. This Islington powerhouse has of late become the most dependable purveyor of quality hits to the West End, with the likes of Ink, Andrew Scott's Hamlet and a reworked Oresteia." Their summer production The Doctor is also now West End bound... Read more
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 (Albion, King Charles III).