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20th May 2013 until 6th July 2013
 
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Preview prices £8-£26, concessions available; after press night (28 May) price £8-£32, concessions available
 

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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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Chimerica  Claudie Blakley (Tessa) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Joe) in rehearsals for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson  

  
Chimerica - Claudie Blakley (Tessa) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Joe) in rehearsals for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson

Chimerica Claudie Blakley (Tessa) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Joe) in rehearsals for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson 

 
Chimerica - Claudie Blakley (Tessa) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Joe) in rehearsals for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre. Photo by Johan PerssonChimericaChimericaChimericaChimericaChimericaChimerica - Benedict Wong (Zhang Lin) in rehearsals for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre. Photo by Johan PerssonChimericaMore Images
 

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Angel Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
11 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Almeida Theatre events

 
Our TownOur TownAward-winning US actor-director David Cromer directs this intimate new version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play.20th October 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
Category: event
Now On
Our Town
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th October to 29th November 2014
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer directs this intimate new version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play.
King Charles IIIKing Charles IIICharles has to decide how to rule, following the death of the Queen and a lifetime of waiting. Mike Bartlett's latest drama about the country's first family, is directed by Rupert Goold.20th October 2014Saturday 31st January 2015 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
Category: event
Ongoing
King Charles III
event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  8th October 2014 to 31st January 2015
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
Charles has to decide how to rule, following the death of the Queen and a lifetime of waiting. Mike Bartlett's latest drama about the country's first family, is directed by Rupert Goold.
The Merchant Of VeniceThe Merchant Of VeniceIan McDiarmid features as Shylock, in the Royal Shakespeare Company's modern interpretation of the drama about money, race and religion, and love. Set in Las Vegas, the production is directed by Rupert Goold.5th December 2014Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
Category: event
 
The Merchant Of Venice
event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  5th December 2014 to 14th February 2015
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
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GameGameIn the midst of a housing crisis, a young couple are offered their own home, but it comes at a high price. Drama written by Mike Bartlett, directed by Sacha Wares.23rd February 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
Category: event
 
Game
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  23rd February to 4th April 2015
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
In the midst of a housing crisis, a young couple are offered their own home, but it comes at a high price. Drama written by Mike Bartlett, directed by Sacha Wares.
Carmen DisruptionCarmen DisruptionA well-known opera singers escapes for the truth to be found in the urban sprawl of an opulent European city. Simon Stephens' play re-imagines Bizet's opera. Director is Michael Longhurst.10th April 2015Saturday 23rd May 2015 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
Category: event
 
Carmen Disruption
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th April to 23rd May 2015
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
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Our Town
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

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Comedy | On 20th October 2014 

The Old Queen's Head 4 minutes walk from Almeida Theatre

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