The Almeida Theatre announce spring season 2010

The Almeida Theatre announce spring season 2010

The Almeida Theatre has announced two productions for their Spring Season

Public Booking opens 12 Nov 2009.

RUINED, by Lynn Nottage, opens 22 April 2010, following previews from 15 April, running to 5 June 2010. Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, designed by Robert Jones, lighting by OIiver Fenwick, sound by Christopher Shutt. The cast includes Jenny Jules (Mama Nadi), Lucian Msamati (Christian). A small mining town deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Mama Nadi’s bar her rules apply. No arguments, no politics, no guns. When two new girls tainted with the stigma of their recent past arrive, Mama is forced to reassess her business priorities and personal loyalties. As tales of local atrocities spread and tensions between rebels and government militia rise, the realities of life in civil war provide the ultimate test of the human spirit.

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, by Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Andrew Upton, opens 16 June 2010, following previews from 10 June, running to 31 July 2010. Directed by Michael Attenborough. Karin is a young wife, an older sister and an only daughter. Her kaleidoscopic interior world is a constantly changing picture, where the boundaries between the everyday and the holy defy distinction. Karin’s family have taken her on a recuperative holiday. On a bleakly beautiful island where their relationships become increasingly entangled, as the three most important men in her life prove increasingly incapable of helping to cure her, Karin decides to take control of her own destiny.

Casting update for MEASURE FOR MEASURE, which opens 18 Feb 2010, following previews from 11 Feb - running to 10 April 2010. Directed by Michael Attenborough. Joining the previously announced Rory Kinnear (Angelo), Anna Maxwell Martin (Isabella), Ben Miles (Vincentio the Duke), are David Annen (Provost), Daisy Boulton (Juliet), Flaminia Cinque (Mistress Overdone), Trevor Cooper (Pompey), Emun Elliott (Claudio), David Killick (Escalus), Victoria Lloyd (Marianna), Jessica Tomchak (Francisca), Tony Turner (Elbow).

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