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ChimericaTwenty three years after the event, Joe, a young American photojournalist, is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film in Tiananmen Square, 1989. Chimerica, a new co-production presented by the Almeida theatre and Rupert Goold's acclaimed Headlong theatre company, written drama by Lucy Kirkwood (NSFW, Royal Court) gets its world premiere at the Islington theatre on 20th May 2013. This provocative piece which examines the changing fortunes of the two countries is directed by Lyndsey Turner ('Posh' at the Royal Court and the West End) who makes her Almeida theatre debut. The play, which runs until 6th July 2013, will be the final production at the Almeida Theatre under Michael Attenborough who steps down as its artistic director after 11 years in the role.

 

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53 Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Chimerica
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PRICING  £10-£39.50, tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am
DATES  17th June to 5th August 2017
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
Rupert Goold directs the world premiere staging of James Graham's drama set in late 1960s Fleet Street, where a young and ambitious Rupert Murdoch embarks on a quest to hire an editor to give birth to a crowd-pleasing newspaper, The Sun. Ink is James Graham's Almeida debut. His work for theatre, television and film includes This House which had two... More about this event
 
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DATES  12th August to 30th September 2017
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
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