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Michael Attenborough, son of actor Richard, brings Shakespeare's greatest tragedy to life at the Almeida Theatre, with award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce playing the title role in King Lear. Forming part of the World Shakespeare Festival, the show runs from the 31st August through to November 3rd, and is brought lovingly to the intimate stage at the Almeida. Pryce takes on the complex role of King Lear, as he asks each of his three daughters to profess their love for him but is not satisfied by the honest answer of his youngest child and banishes her from his kingdom. Once he realises his mistake, it is too late and he descends into a madness.

 

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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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Mary StuartMary StuartMary StuartFollowing critical acclaimed productions of Uncle Vanya and Oresteia, associate director of the Almeida Theatre Robert Icke now presents an adaptation of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart. Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the play's central roles of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, deciding with a toss of a coin ahead of each performance. With tw2017-01-21T00:00:00+00002017-01-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
PRICING  £10-£48
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VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
Following critical acclaimed productions of Uncle Vanya and Oresteia, associate director of the Almeida Theatre Robert Icke now presents an adaptation of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart. Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the play's central roles of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, deciding with a toss of a coin ahead of each performance. With tw... More about this event
 
HamletHamletHamletAfter starring in Mary Stuart in late 2016, Juliet Stevenson returns to the Almeida stage this year to star in Hamlet, playing Gertrude. Sherlock and Spectre star Andrew Scott, who makes his Almeida debut in the title role, will take the title role. The star will be following in the footsteps of his on-screen nemesis Benedict Cumberbatch, who tackl2017-02-17T00:00:00+00002017-04-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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DATES  17th February to 8th April 2017
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
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Re-Member MeRe-Member MeLip sync maestro Dickie Beau prowls the Almeida's set of Hamlet, channelling audio recordings of actors performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles in a solo performance which charts his own failed quest to play the tortured Dane. Directed by Jan willem van den Bosch.2017-03-19T18:00:00+00002017-03-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Playing HamletPlaying HamletAndrew Scott discusses the perils of playing Hamlet in the theatre's 2017 staging.2017-04-06T14:00:00+01002017-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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The TreatmentThe TreatmentLyndsey Turner directs Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in Martin Crimp's blistering contemporary satire about an enterprising young woman at a New York film studio, who learns to her chagrin that the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit.2017-04-24T19:30:00+01002017-06-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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AgainstAgainstBen Whishaw returns to the Almeida following his acclaimed performance as Dionysos in Bakkhai to play an ambitious aerospace billionaire, who sets out to change the hi-tech landscape, in the world premiere staging of Christopher Shinn's gripping drama set in Silicon Valley. Directed by Ian Rickson.2017-08-12T19:30:00+01002017-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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