Chimerica

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 6TH JULY 2013

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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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LondonTown.com - Chimerica Location Map

 
 
 
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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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VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
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VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
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VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
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