Alison Oliver to star in ‘Women, Beware the Devil’ at the Almeida Theatre

The witchcraft play opens next year.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Conversations with Friends star Alison Oliver will make her London stage debut in Lulu Raczka’s Women, Beware the Devil. The play begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on 11 February, with an opening night on 22 February, and performances to 25 March.

Set in 1640s England, Lady Elizabeth tries to protect her family’s legacy when it’s under threat. She calls upon Agnes, a servant suspected of witchcraft, who tries to elicit her dark dreams on the house.

Rupert Goold will direct Leo Bill, Carly-Sophia Davies, Aurora Dawson-Huntr, Ioanna Kimbook, Nathan Laryea, Lydia Leonard, Alison Oliver and Lola Shalam.

Women, Beware the Devil will feature set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Evie Gurney, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, and sound design by Adam Cork.

Women, Beware the Devil is at the Almeida Theatre.

Photo credit: Alison Oliver and Lydia Leonard (Photo by Bob Gallagher and courtesy of Markham Froggott and Irwin)

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