Almeida announce Autumn/Spring 07 season

Almeida announce Autumn/Spring 07 season

The Almeida Theatre has announces Autumn/Spring 07 season.

Public Booking opens 30 May 2006

Tom and Viv, by Michael Hastings, opens 22 Sep 2006, following previews from 12 Sep - running to 4 Nov 2006. Directed by Lindsay Posner, designed by Giles Cadle, lighting by Neil Austin, music and sound by Adam Cork. The story of the relationship between T. S. Eliot and his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood: Cambridge 1915, awkward American graduate Tom meets wildly exquisite Viv. Bewitched by her personality and class, enticed by his remarkable character, together they embark on a whirlwind romance. As Tom begins to find literary success, Viv’s once-endearing volatility becomes harder to bear. Their hasty marriage becomes an impossible love story.

World premiere of The Lightning Play, by Charlotte Jones, opens 17 Nov 2006, following previews from 9 Nov - running to 6 Jan 2007. Directed by Anna Mackmin, designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Tim Mitchell, video design is by Jon Driscoll. North London at Halloween, Max Villiers, a celebrity ghost writer, and his wife Harriet, a talented shopper, host a party. As Max connects his first plasma TV, the evening is hijacked by interference from the past. There are trick or treaters at the door and strangers on the brand new rug.

World premiere of There Came a Gypsy Riding, by Frank McGuinness, opens 18 Jan 2007, following previews from 11 Jan - running to 3 Mar 2007. Directed by Michael Attenborough, costumes & designed by Rob Jones, lighting by Paul Pyant. The McKenna family convenes at their remote West of Ireland holiday home to mark the 21st birthday of their late son Gene. Eccentric cousin Bridget appears along the causeway, inviting herself for birthday cake and conversation, and ready to expose a family secret. Even Margaret, the unstoppable mother, and Leo, the calm father, can’t hold things together in the face of an unexpected visit from the past.

In 2007 Anthony Page will direct a new version of Ibsen’s Rosmersholm. (Details to be confirmed)

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