Almeida Announces Autumn Season 2014
The Almeida Theatre in Islington have announced their Autumn season for 2014, together with the West End transfer of King Charles III.
The Autumn 2014 Season comprises of a new play by Alecky Blythe, Little Revolution, from 26 Aug to 4 Oct 2014 and Thornton Wilder's Our Town, from 9 Oct to 29 Nov 2014.
The world premiere of Little Revolution is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, designed by Ian MacNeil, lit by Guy Hoare and has sound design by Paul Arditti. Synopsis: 'In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky Blythe took her Dictaphone to the streets.' The play is about the riots that took place in 2011. Writer Alecky Blythe's most recent play, 'Where Have I been All my Life', was performed at the New Vic Theatre in 2012.
Our Town directed by US actor-director David Cromer, who also plays the character of the stage manager in the play. Designed by Michele Spadaro and Stephen Dobay, lighting by Heather Gilbert and costume by Alison Siple. It is performed with minimal props and is about two people who fall in love, marry, and live out their lives as a small American town becomes an allegory for everyday life. American playright Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) won three Pulitzer Prizes and is perhaps best known for his play 'Matchmaker', which ran on Broadway for two years from 1955, and was later adapted into the musical Hello, Dolly!
(Public booking opens 6 June 2014)