Albion
Almeida Theatre, Islington

BBC to air Albion, starring Victoria Hamilton and Daisy Edgar-Jones, on 16 August

The sold-out play was filmed live from the Almeida Theatre in February 2020.

Albion, starring Victoria Hamilton and Daisy Edgar-Jones

As part of their Culture in Quarantine series, the BBC has announced that it will release the Almeida Theatre's Albion, starring Victoria Hamilton (The Crown) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) this August. The critically acclaimed play will be broadcast on Sunday 16 August at 10:10pm on BBC4.

The gripping drama, written by Mike Bartlett (King George III) and directed by Rupert Goold (Judy, Ink), returned to the Almeida Theatre in a sold-out run in February, after a sold-out and critically acclaimed run in 2017, and saw Hamilton reprise her matricarchal role as Audrey Walters, for which she won the award of Best Actress at the 2018 Critic's Circle Theatre Award in the original production.

London Theatre gave the revival production five stars, and critic Mark Shenton wrote, "It's a spellbinding portrait of character as well as the evolution of life in a country house, and Hamilton is even more ferocious and desperate in her attempts to control things she simply can't."

The revival production was filmed live and produced jointly by the Almeida Theatre and Illuminations for The Space in association with BBC Television. Culture in Quarantine is described by the BBC as a "virtual festival of the arts" featuring theatre, dance, visual art and classical music taking place across online, TV and radio, all "rooted in the experience of both voluntary and involuntary isolation".

 

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