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Before The PartyBased on a short story by Somerset Maugham, Rodney Ackland's Before The Party finds humour in the wake of the Second World War at the expense of the socially aspirational Skinner family. Rarely staged - this production is the first one mounted in over 25 years - this is Ackland's first play at the Almeida and forms part of Michael Attenborough's final season at the Islington theatre. In post-war Britain rationing is still in place but the Skinner family won't let a little nuisance like that get in the way; they've got a party to go to. With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, the unsavoury underbelly of upper middle class life is about to be exposed. Matthew Dunster directs.

 

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Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 West End transfers in 12 years, and early booking for tickets became essential - by the time the reviews came out, the run was usually sold out. More about Almeida Theatre

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