Almeida Theatre announce new 2005/2006 productions

Almeida Theatre announce new productions

The Almeida Theatre annnounce productions for 2 Sep 2005 to 24 June 2006, which includes: Romance by David Mamet (2 Sep to 22 Oct 05); The Hypochondriac by Moliere (10 Nov 05 to 7 Jan 06); Late Henry Moss by Sam Shepard (12 Jan 06 to 4 Mar 06); Period of Adjustment by Tennessee Williams (9 Mar 06 to 29 Apr 06); Enemies by Gorky (5 May 06 to 24 Jun 06)

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by David Mamet opens on 8 Sep 2005, following previews from 2 Sep, and booking to 22 Oct 2005. (Public Booking opens 13 Jun 2005)

Directed by Lindsay Posner

Romance, which received its world premiere earlier this year at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York, is a satirical farce set in a modern day courtroom exploring subjects ranging from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, sexual fidelity, and world peace.


The Hypochondriac
by Moliere, in a new version by Richard Bean.
Opens on 17 Nov 2005, following previews from 10 Nov, and booking to 7 Jan 2006. (Public Booking opens 13 June 2005)

Directed by Lindsay Posner, designed by Giles Cadle, lighting by Jean Kalman, sound by John Leonard, music by Matthew Scottopens.

Argan loves to be sick. Being sick is his main occupation. Telling Argan that he is looking well is considered a dire offense. Stretching comic boundaries and mixing a heady cocktail of religion and medicine


Late Henry Moss
by Sam Shepard
Opens on 19 Jan 2006, following previews from 12 Jan, and booking to 4 March 2006. (Date tickets go on sale to be confirmed)

Directed by Michael Attenborough

Set near the Mexican border, The Late Henry Moss sees family secrets revealed as two brothers return home after a long absence to confront each other, their violent past and the death of their father. Fluctuating between the present and the past, Henry comes to life and re-enacts events leading up to his mysterious and exotic death.

(The Late Henry Moss received its world premiere in San Francisco in 2000 directed by the author, and its New York premiere in 2002.)

Period of Adjustment
by Tennessee Williams
Opens on 16 Mar 2006, following previews from 9 Mar, and booking to 29 Apr 2006. (Date tickets go on sale to be confirmed)

Directed by Howard Davies

Korean war veteran George Haverstick hastily marries Isabel, whom he met in hospital while he was recovering from a nervous condition. To Isabel's horror, they drive to Florida on their honeymoon in an old hearse. They spend much of the time quarreling, and then, on Christmas Eve, they visit George's war buddy Ralph Baltz. Ralph's wife Dorothea has just walked out on him, taking their child. A tangled and explosively funny 24 hours ensues.

by Gorky, new version by David Hare
Opens on 11 May 2006, following previews from 5 May, and booking to 24 Jun 2006. (Date tickets go on sale to be confirmed)

Directed by Michael Attenborough

Set on a family estate in provincial Russia in 1907, Gorky's powerful drama focuses on a struggle between workers and industrialists. Caught in the middle, the well intentioned liberal- minded owner's brother is slain in a scuffle with a workman. The ensuing investigation uncovers a political fervour that sweeps the countryside.

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